Signing up for an unschooling conference can feel like a commitment - from arranging transportation to packing up your family for several days away. But on the plus side of things, attending a conference can be a real benefit for many different types of unschooling families. If you were ever tempted to attend an unschooling conference but never took the steps to make it happen, here are three great reasons to make it happen this year! You are new to unschooling and want to learn more. One of the best things about an unschooling conference is that there are plenty of veteran unschoolers … [Read more...] about Three Great Reasons to Attend an Unschooling Conference
This post is written by our guest writer, Trish Laszlo. Trish moved to Florida and joined our local unschooling community with her husband and four children in the summer of 2012. She and her husband have unschooled their children since the very beginning. I attended my first unschooling conference way back in 2010. It was the Great Big Happy Life Conference in New Jersey. Although my family had been officially unschooling for about four years by then, we’d never attended a conference. Little did I know at the time, but attending Great Big Happy Life was one of the best unschooling … [Read more...] about My First Unschooling Conference
Everyone is asking, "What is there to do at the TradeWinds?" "Can we stay at the resort and not spend a lot of extra money?" We are excited to tell you that the resort offers lots of fun for free! If you are staying at the TradeWinds, you will receive wristbands for your family at check-in. They are included in the cost of your hotel room. If you choose to commute, you may purchase wristbands at a cost of $30 per person (which will cover you for the length of the conference). So here is the list of fun that is FREE with your wristband.... BY THE POOLS..... 1. Swim in a pool; … [Read more...] about What is there to do at the TradeWinds?
We are excited to welcome Unschooler Justin Brown as a speaker along with his mom at Un in the Sun! Check out this blog post about his ice skating and get to know him a little better before you come to Un in the Sun and meet him in October! (If you haven't registered yet, you only have a few more days to lock in Super Early Bird rates!) www.justinskates.blogspot.com … [Read more...] about “Cool” Blog from Justin Brown
There is a brand new page on the Un in the Sun website - Under location, you will now be able to check out our Local Area page where will we be adding information on our favorite things to do in the area. If you're not from the Tampa Bay area and you're traveling here for Un in the Sun, we don't want you to miss out on enjoying all that the region has to offer! First Up - The Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg. Just a 15 minute drive from the TradeWinds Island Resort, The Dali houses the largest collection of the artist's works outside of Europe. The building itself is a piece … [Read more...] about Local Area Page – Dali Museum
On our Facebook page, someone recently asked this question and we thought you might like to see the answer we provided: What is the difference between unschooling and homeschooling? The basic difference between homeschooling and unschooling is that unschoolers do not use a pre-determined set of ideas that a child will need to learn. There is no curriculum that a parent decides on. Children are supported in their natural desire to learn what they want, when they want and how they want. Parents are there to help facilitate a child’s passion and open up opportunities to them. There are many … [Read more...] about What is the difference between unschooling and homeschooling?