Videos

Unschooling: Making the World Our Classroom
Lainie Liberti & Miro Siegel
YouTube.com · 15 minutes

Mother and son duo Lainie Liberti and Miro Siegel (16) have taken an approach to education that is beyond what many people can even imagine. They call it: Worldschooling, a form of “Un”schooling that means their family learns through travel and experience, without any traditional classrooms or curricula.

Be A Man
Joe Ehrmann
YouTube.com · 14 minutes

Joe Ehrmann has been an educator, author, activist, pastor and coach for more than 25 years. He was a college All-American athlete who played professional football for 13 years. Among numerous awards, Joe has been named “The Most Important Coach in America” for his work to transform the culture of sports.

How Schools Kill Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson
Ted.com · 19 minutes

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. With over 38 million views, this is the most popular of all the TED Talks. A must watch if you haven’t seen it.

The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Disorders
Peter Gray
TedX Navesink · 16 minutes

In this talk, Dr. Peter Gray brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but dramatic decline in children's freedom to play with other children without adult direction. Over this same period, there has been an increase in anxiety, depression, feelings of helplessness, suicide, and narcissism in children and adolescents. Based on his own and others' research, Dr. Gray documents why free play is essential for children's healthy social and emotional development and outlines steps through which we can bring free play back to children's lives.

The Biology of Education: How Children Learn Through Free Play and Exploration
Peter Gray
Texas Unschoolers YouTube · 1 hour

Peter Gray’s talk at the 2015 Texas Unschoolers Conference about the historical and biological foundations of learning through free play. Dr. Gray relates the anthropological research that shows how children, throughout history and across all cultures, have thrived by self-educating through play to learn the skills required for survival in their culture. Public schools are modern inventions originally conceived to teach indoctrination and obedience training, and often suppress the child’s curiosity, willfulness and creativity—the very things they need most to learn and cultivate important life skills.

Kids Can Teach Themselves
Sugata Mitra
Ted.com · 21 minutes

Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own — and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?

Conscious Parenting
Dr Shefali Tsabary
YouTube · 11 minutes

Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Conscious Parent. Prefaced by HH The Dalai Lama, this book revolutionizes the parenting paradigm. Check more details at drshefali.com

Build a School in the Cloud
Sugata Mitra
Ted.com · 22 minutes

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud.

John Holt video playlist
John Holt
YouTube Playlist

Lots of videos featuring John Holt, American author and educator, and one of the pioneers and leading advocates for homeschooling, unschooling and education reform.

Gaming Can Make a Better World
Jane McGonigal
Ted.com · 20 minutes

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.

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