There’s an article about Reschool Yourself in the Sonoma Index-Tribune today. Thanks to reporter Emily Charrier and photographer Robbi Pengelly for capturing the spirit of the project so beautifully.
For those of you who are new to Reschool Yourself, welcome! Here’s how to get to know the site:
1. Get oriented.
- Use the menu across the top of the site to browse pages. The content of these pages is updated occasionally.
- The left-hand column contains blog posts about my reschooling experiences in and out of the classroom. The most recent posts are at the top of the page, and the blog is usually updated daily. Make sure you click on the red link to read the rest of a given entry.
- The middle column contains a project summary, a link to my fundraising page, a list of recent comments and posts, and a link to my online photo album.
- The right-hand column contains tools for finding older blog posts by topic. Categories organize posts by general subject. Tags organize posts by specific topics. Clicking on an item, such as “Reschooling Tools” or “busyness,” will bring up a list of posts on that topic.
2. Start reading!
To start, I’d suggest:
- The Frequently Asked Questions page.
- Posts that have inspired discussion: All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, Democratic Education in Public Schools: The Hope for a Hybrid, and Things Have Changed Since ’85.
3. Consider sponsoring the project.
I would like Reschool Yourself to have an impact on many more people than myself. I plan to help other grown-ups reschool themselves, by developing an online community and working with parents and teachers in schools around the world. My goal is to raise $5,000 for initial start-up costs, and another $2,000 to complete the fall budget. I am also beginning to fundraise for the spring travel phase. Visit the Sponsor Page for the Top 5 Reasons to Help Fund Reschool Yourself.
One note: The Peer Dreams campaign mentioned in the article was closed after the launch budget was successfully raised. If you’d like to contribute to the spring phase, please donate through PayPal. Thank you!
4. Follow the journey.
If you like what you read, please leave a comment at the bottom of the post. Your comments help me know how people are responding to each topic, and they generate interesting discussion. If you’d like to share your own reschooling stories or hopes, memories of school, or general wonderings, start a conversation on the forum. It’s important to me to build an online community of learners, so please register (it’s easy, I promise) and share your thoughts.
Spread the word about the project and the culture of reschooling!