Extra Bits


Today’s show is made up of random bits and pieces that didn’t go anywhere else.


Abigail Larrison talks about her neuroscience research about emotional learning systems, dopamine, about the importance of daydreaming, and of making mistakes.

Ama Mazama talks about the challenges that homeschoolers (and black homeschoolers in particular) face.

Ben Lovejoy says some really sweet things that I loved.

Peter Gray talks about bullying and about getting along with other people.

Carsie Blanton sings that each of us is playing our part, doing the best that we can.

3 comments to Extra Bits

  • Crystal

    Amy – I have truly LOVED all of your unschooling podcasts! Thank you so much for taking the time to pull it all together and to share it with all of us out here in cyber space! Listening to folks talk about their unschooling experiences helps me to feel connected to the larger unschooling world and to learn to become a more thoughtful mom as we journey down this crazy road.
    Blessings to you

  • Homeschooling didn’t increase tremendously in the 1960’s and 70’s (referring to Ama Mazama’s comment). *Maybe* in the 1980’s, some of the Christian homeschool movement would support her point, but before then it was more hippies and a few professors. It wasn’t avoidance of other people, as far as I’ve ever read in Growing Without Schooling or other notes from older unschoolers.

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