You become your own best resource by being resourceful rather than finding the one perfect resource. Then you model that for your kids and help them become resourceful. Here are articles on what I call real world resources, book reviews, and soon to be a list of some of our favorite resources that I used when unschooling, tutoring, or teaching.
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Finding Resources and Planning Tools
A guide for asking
Creating a Roadmap for YOUR Journey
New Year Learning Resolutions
Thiel Fellow Tip#13 – about finding resources
A Real World Resource that Rocks: Your Library
Don’t Forget this Important Learning Resource: People
Great Summer Program for Kids in Grades 5-12
I Love Museum Learning Resources: Poem, Pics and Tips
Nature is a Learning Resource
Real World Research: Get Some Experience
Super Summer: Winters Shakespeare Workshop for Teens
Travel and Learning: 12 Topics to Take Beyond Textbooks
What Do Great Conferences Have in Common with the City of Light?
Subject Area Resources and Ideas
Writing: Raising a Writer, 25 Kinds of Writing to Play with Writing
Resources for Life Skills
Happy Action Plan
Resources for Supporting Learners
10 Attitudes to Spread the Love of Learning
Cultivating the Future, Inspiring Communities of Learners
I worry, I don’t know if I know how to help my child
How do you support self-directed learners
How do we help our children be happy, successful self-directed learners?
How do you transfer the process of ownership of learning?
What’s the Formula for Forgiveness?
Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Beyond the Classroom
Counterfeit Kids by Rod Baird
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
Hip Hip Hooray, Book Release Day!
Homeschooled Teens by Sue Patterson
How Can We Build Better Relationships and Make Better Decisions?
How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson
InsightOut by Tina Seelig
Learning and Laughing at GirlEmpireCon
Punished By Rewards by Alfie Kohn
Project-Based Homeschooling, Mentoring Self-directed Learners by Lori Pickert
Raising a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Summer Reading & Treats
Sustainable Happiness by Sarah Van Gelder and staff of Yes! Magazine
Switch by Chip and Dan Heath