If you are established or new to homeschooling check out this section, it is full of resources to dive into.
New or considering Homeschooling? Start here:
Considering unschooling or not sure what that looks like? This is the method Innovation leans into the most, but quickly becomes a lifestyle.
Yes! You can Homeschool - "Somehow whenever homeschooling is brought up, I hear how much they would love to choose this path for their children. Of course, then comes the giant BUT. Which is then followed by the list of reasons why these moms believe homeschooling would never work for them." (Mom centered, but applicable to all Parents/Guardians)
Raising Free People "No one is immune to the byproducts of compulsory schooling and standardized testing. And while reform may be a worthy cause for some, it is not enough for countless others still trying to navigate the tyranny of what schooling has always been. Raising Free People argues that we need to build and work within systems truly designed for any human to learn, grow, socialize, and thrive, regardless of age, ability, background, or access to money."
Deschooling Gently - "..will help you whether you are new to homeschooling, or if you are experienced, but are in need of new approaches. Discover the best way to educate your children at home, not through rote process, but by learning how to find the answer within yourself. This plan will provide confidence to trust your own educational decisions, a clear understanding of your children’s needs and how to meet them, the ability to make calm and wise decisions about your children’s education, a solid footing for starting the homeschool journey, and most importantly – concrete ideas on what to do now to make your transition to homeschooling smooth and painless."
Fare of the Free Child "podcast focuses on Black people, Native Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) families who practice unschooling and other forms of Self-directed, decolonized living and learning. Each weekly episode examines a particular way that we’ve accepted coercive, emotionally and physically damaging habits as a normal part of adult-child relationships. With a focus on deschooling one’s self, decolonizing education, and exploring radical self-expression, this podcast challenges and informs us to walk toward a model for living with children that believes in trusting and respecting children and ourselves."
Exploring Unschooling "with Pam Laricchia, Anna Brown, and Erika Ellis. We want to help parents figure out how to apply bigger picture unschooling ideas in their everyday lives...Choosing to live and learn without school isn’t as intimidating as you might imagine. Children really do enjoy learning when it’s driven by curiosity rather than curriculum, and the strong and trusting relationships that develop in unschooling families are priceless."
The Montessori Toddler is "filled with hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.”"
Unschool Urself 4 Teens - is a ..."guide and journal is an immersive tool for teens and their parents. It is designed to assist homeschooled and unschooled teens along their self-directed learning journey. It is full of inspiration, checklists, journal pages, and questions that help teens narrow down their interests, organize their thoughts, goals, and future endeavors. Keep track of your projects and learning that make creating future transcripts painless."
Social, Emotional and Therapeutic Resources: