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Jumping Into Unschooling Course

If you're brand-new to unschooling or if you've tried to unschool, but something isn't working right - this course is for you! Once we examine a few categories that are sometimes overlooked, you'll be able to SOAR with unschooling really soon!

  • UNSCHOOLING GROUNDWORK will give you the information and knowledge needed to be successful

  • OVERCOMING FEARS - wouldn't it be great to banish these fears once and for all! I have a strategy for this!

  • HOW DO UNSCHOOLERS LEARN? I'll share practical suggestions for your questions about the how, what and why unschoolers learn what they need to be successful in the world!

  • ROLE OF THE UNSCHOOLING PARENT - We’ll identify ways to parent that can strengthen your connections with the kids, increase the joy in your homes, and create a rich learning environment for your family.

Jumping Into Unschooling!

FAQ

  • Why take a COURSE on Unschooling?

    When we first start out on our home educating journey, our minds are still conditioned to want everything all laid out and orderly. Some personalities also really gravitate to this approach. This Jumping Into Unschooling course will walk you through basic principles of unschooling as well as how to sidestep the most common obstacles that new unschoolers face.

  • Is this course DIY?

    Yes, this is a self-paced course! But I'm right there with you through videos and audio, guided journaling, and specific resources I've selected to help with each particular module. You'll be able to make this work in whatever way YOU learn best. Watch videos over coffee each morning, or do a deep dive all weekend and immerse yourself. Whatever works!

  • Isn’t everything I need to know available on Google?

    Yep! It is - but it will take time, and tedious Googling, to comb through it all and find the gems of truth and helpful wisdom. There's a big difference between reading things that feel good, and getting practical, useful advice that you can apply to your life in real-time. This couse will save valuable time, effort, and avoid a boatload of stress by learning with me instead! You’ll avoid sifting through the internet for hours upon hours, only to remain overwhelmed and confused. Save a TON of time (and grief!), gain confidence, and start enjoying unschooling RIGHT AWAY!

  • Wondering why you should learn from me?

    Sue Patterson has been helping families figure out how to learn without the restrictions of school since 1998 - over 20 years! She has a social media following of over 40,000 engaged and curious unschooling parents! Her own children are grown unschoolers, now 25, 28, and 30 - each with completely different interests and paths - and each really happy with their childhood experiences. Sue's kids are all successfully navigating their young adulthood with college, higher education, families, careers. (You’ll hear more about them in the course!)

  • "My family has unique needs, will this course apply to us?"

    Yes! Every unschooling family must adjust what we learn to fit our individual family members. So much of what we believe and think about learning is still seen through the lens of how we were raised and what our own experiences with education and learning were like. Over time, as families actually live the unschooling experience/lifestyle, you'll find so many layers of conditioning peeling away! Unschooling principles that you may have initially been unsure about, now seem logical. It's a process, for sure. Learning about unschooling principles as you’re starting out helps you to have a framework to build and modify as you go.

Bonus material

A few Extras for you when you purchase the course!

  • #1 START UP GUIDE

    START UP GUIDE (only available with this course) Step-by-step starter for the very very beginner unschooling parent. If you'd like someone to walk you through those stressful first steps, I'm here to do it in this Starter Guide!

  • #2 EVERYTHING COUNTS ebook

    When unschoolers say "We learn through Life!" what exactly do they mean? Could you use a little help figuring out how learning really does weave through our lives on a daily basis? This ebook will break it down and make it so clear for you!  You don't want to miss it!

  • #3 UNSCHOOLING YOUR TEEN ebook

    Are you already wondering if unschooling can really prepare teens for adulthood and real life? Or maybe you're thinking doors might close if you choose this route for the teen years? This bonus eBook will reassure you!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! Let's Jump In!

    • What to Expect - Course Outline
    • Welcome Video
    • Getting-Started Goodies!
    • New Unschooler Checklist!
    • Unschooling Your Teens - eBook
    • Everything Counts - eBook
    • Start-Up Guide for NEW Unschoolers - Jumping Into Unschooling
    • About the Strewing Calendar
    • Strewing Calendar for September 2019
    • How to Get the Most out of this Course
  • 2

    Module One: Groundwork

    • About the Resource Guide and "UN-WORDS"...
    • Module 1 - Jumping Into Unschooling Resource Guide
    • 'Un-Words' - Jumping Into Unschooling PDF
    • 1.1 - Thinking About Your 'Why?' (Video)
    • 1.1 - Thinking About Your 'Why?' (Audio)
    • 1.1 - Thinking About Your 'Why?' (Slides)
    • Congrats! You Finished Section 1.1!
    • 1.2 - Building Blocks (Video)
    • 1.2 - Building Blocks (Audio)
    • 1.2 - Building Blocks (Slides)
    • Congrats! You Finished Section 1.2!
  • 3

    Module Two: Overcoming Fears

    • About Module Two - Overcoming Fears
    • Module 2 Resource Guide - Jumping Into Unschooling
    • Overcoming Fears Workbook - Jumping Into Unschooling
    • Handling Critics & Naysayers Worksheet - Jumping Into Unschooling
    • Handling Critics and Naysayers - Jumping Into Unschooling (Video)
    • 2.1 - Fears about Yourself (Video)
    • 2.1 - Fears about Yourself (Audio)
    • 2.1 - Fears about Yourself (Slides)
    • 2.1 Completed
    • 2.2 - Fears about Your Child (Video)
    • 2.2 - Fears about Your Child (Audio)
    • 2.2 Fears about Your Child (Slides)
    • 2.2 Completed
    • 2.3 - Fears about Others’ Opinions (Video)
    • 2.3 - Fears about Others' Opinions (Audio)
    • 2.3 Fears about Others' Opinions (Slides)
    • 2.3 Completed
    • 2.4 - Overcoming Additional Fears (Video)
    • 2.4 - Overcoming Additional Fears (Audio)
    • 2.4 Overcoming Additional Fears (Slides)
    • 2.4 Completed
  • 4

    Module 3: The Learning...How, What, and Why!

    • About Module Three - The Learning
    • Module 3 Resource Guide - Jumping Into Unschooling
    • Identifying Strengths eBook - Jumping Into Unschooling
    • 3.1 - How does Unschooling Work? (Video)
    • 3.1 - How Does Unschooling Work? (Audio)
    • 3.1 How Does Unschooling Work (Slides)
    • 3.1 Completed
    • 3.2 - Deschooling - What’s That? (Video)
    • 3.2 - Deschooling - What's That? (Audio)
    • 3.2 Deschooling - What's That? (Slides)
    • 3.2 Completed
    • 3.3 - Learning through Play (Video)
    • 3.3 - Learning through Play (Audio)
    • 3.3 - Learning through Play (Slides)
    • 3.3 Completed
    • 3.4 - What’s Wrong With Curriculum? (Video)
    • 3.4 - What's Wrong With Curriculum? (Audio)
    • 3.4 - What's Wrong With Curriculum? (Slides)
    • 3.4 Completed
    • 3.5 - But...But...But, What About...? (Video)
    • 3.5 - But...But...But, What About...? (Audio)
    • 3.5 - But...But...But, What About...? (Slides)
    • 3.5 Completed
    • 3.6 - Focusing on Strengths (Video)
    • 3.6 - Focusing on Strengths (Audio)
    • 3.6 - Focusing on Strengths (Slides)
    • 3.6 Completed
  • 5

    Module 4: The Role of the Unschooling Parent

    • About Module Four - The Role of the Unschooling Parent
    • Module 4 Resource Guide - Jumping Into Unschooling
    • 4.1 - Let’s Talk About You (Video)
    • 4.1 - Let’s Talk About You (Audio)
    • 4.1 - Let’s Talk About You (Slides)
    • 4.1 Completed
    • 4.2 - Unschooling Is NOT Un-Parenting (Video)
    • 4.2 - Unschooling Is NOT Unparenting (Audio)
    • 4.2 - Unschooling is NOT Un-Parenting (Slides)
    • 4.2 Completed
    • 4.3 - Do Unschoolers Parent Differently? (Video)
    • 4.3 - Do Unschoolers Parent Differently? (Audio)
    • 4.3 - Do Unschoolers Parent Differently? (Slides)
    • 4.3 Completed
  • 6

    What's Next?

    • Congrats! What's Next? (Video)
    • Before you go...