Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Lorna Collier is a freelance writer specializing in education and technology.
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Learning resources can include not only online materials — courses, worksheets, videos, podcasts and the like — but also things like your local library or museum, or even your backyard. Here’s an overview of some of the types of resources to consider.
Most people have heard of homeschooling — kids are educated by parents or caregivers at home, rather than at school, for a variety of reasons. But within the homeschooling community, the growing “unschooling” subset has a somewhat different, amorphous, definition — and this movement is growing.