Wisdom to know where to find resources
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


Real-World 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


Decision Making

Happiness Series

Happy Action Plan

Housework Help!

Motivation Makers

Motivation Killers

5 Mindsets

Adventure Mindset


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


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