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Rupert Spira is a non-duality teacher who is extremely generous with his ideas and guidance. 

The Perfume of Silence by Francis Lucille and Rupert Spira

The Deepest Acceptance by Jeff Foster


Self-Portrait™ Power Traits Assessment that helps you uncover strengths and the way that you and your child are naturally wired to learn. You can get $5 off with these links for Parents and Students 

Self-Directed Education & Parenting

The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Tradtional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” by Alfie Kohn: a solid, research-based look at education that will open your eyes. 

Free to Learn by Peter Gray: beautiful book that shows how kids learn naturally through play and self-direction. 

Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy: makes it easy and normal to give kids the same kind of freedom most of us had — and loved.

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn: how to love your kids unconditionally so that they become their most caring, responsible selves. 

How Children Learn by John Holt: the classic that started the unschooling movement.

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto: another classic that will change how you view school forever. 

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

Why are You Still Sending Your Kids to School by Blake Boles: a handbook for taking your kids out of school and unschooling them. 

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head by Carla Hannaford 

Unicorns are Real: a Right-Brained Approach to Learning by Barbara Meister Vital

Documentaries & Videos

Build Your Support Network

Unschooling School – a resource center to empower families to use the resources at public schools to facilitate their free learning. They have a great list of resources here

Let Grow – helping you to trust that your kids can make their way in the world. 

Alfie Kohn – a brilliant thinker who will change your view of testing, homework, and conventional parenting

Naomi Aldort – parenting support and coaching


Made by Dyslexia

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Learning Ally – audiobooks, can qualify for free membership


Constructing the Universe– math through the lens of nature, art, and architecture

YouCubed – Jo Boaler, Stanford professor, has courses and exercises to revamp the teaching of maths

Mr D Math – online self-paced and live higher math classes

No Nonsense Algebra – pre-algebra and algebra books and videos

Math U See

Teaching Textbooks 

The Number Catcher

The Number Race

Online Courses & Schools

Sora – project-based learning for high school

Galileo – self-directed education for ages 8-18

Enki – an update of Rudolph Steiner’s Waldorf approach – for grades 6-9

Global Village School 

Outschool: live online classes and camps – video based learning, some with college credit

International Virtual Learning Academy – created by Arizona State University, NCAA approved. Offers K-12 with a wide range of options from content partners. 

Acellus Academy: accredited online K-12 school; video lessons and online quizzes and tests. $79 per month per student for up to 6 classes.

Power Homeschool: the non-accredited homeschool version of Acellus Academy; parent as teacher; $25 per month per student for up to 6 classes.

Khan Academy: free K-12 courses, my kids didn’t like but some do.

Dual Enrollment - Early College

Sofia University– for college credit; free if you complete in 60 days, check with the colleges on your list to make sure they will transfer

Outlier – Intro to Psychology and Calculus through the University of Pittsburgh; pay only if you pass

Grand Canyon University – a wide selection of college courses at ~ $200 each, a Christian perspective, most of the colleges that I asked will accept these courses as long as they are core courses

Bob Jones University – a wide selection of college courses at ~ $225 each, a Christian perspective, most of the colleges that I asked will accept these courses as long as they are core courses

Home Education Curriculum Guides and Online Stores

Cathy Duffy Reviews – organized by age and subject

The Homeschool Resource Roadmap – charts of curriculum and resources by age and subject area

Rainbow Resource

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

For Small Hands – Montessori materials

Build Your Library – learning through books

Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert

Charlotte Mason Approach – literature based