You can connect with us on social media here:
Please note that we’re most active on Facebook. Posts to our Instagram and Twitter accounts are identical to what is on our Facebook Page. Feel free to select whatever platform you prefer. The YouTube page is still under construction.
We also invite you to join us on the Texas Unschoolers Group on Facebook where we come together as a community, have live chats, answer questions, and offer support. (Be sure to answer all the membership questions when requesting to join.)
If you’re looking to connect with Unschoolers local to you – visit our Texas Regional Unschool Groups page.
Q & A about our social media
A page is public. Anyone on Facebook can see the posts, your reactions (like, love, angry, etc.), and your comments on the posts.
Our group is set to Private. You have to request to join. Only other members can see what is posted and respond within the group.
Who manages the social media?
At this time, one person. Rachel Miller. I ask that you please be understanding that I am 100% a volunteer. I have a family and a chronic illness. This means that it can sometimes take a few days to respond/reply. It also means if a post particularly blows up with comments/replies – some might be missed.
How often do you post?
Typically it’s one post daily Monday through Friday.
I sit down a few times a month and schedule out weeks worth of content to post. Occasionally, I post the same day I find something from my phone.
What type of content do you post?
I find and share inspiring, encouraging, interesting, &/or otherwise thought-provoking quotes about Unschooling, deschooling, homeschooling, learning, education, school, etc. I cite books, articles, blogs, videos, and social media from a variety of sources – unschoolers, homeschoolers, educators, researchers with a myriad of backgrounds and levels of experience or education themselves. That way our followers can read more, find other cool folks to follow, figure out whether something applies to them or their children, etc.
I do everything I can to give a source for the quotes I post. Both because I feel authors, researchers, etc. deserve credit and because there’s usually more and I want to be sure that followers can read full context and find more information. However, at some point in 2020 Facebook began penalizing pages for including links in their posts. Pages posting too many links in a certain amount of time became practically invisible to followers. When applicable I post the title of the article, book, blog post, etc. so that you can look up the source material. I try to come back and post a direct link in the comments the day the post actually shows up. However, sometimes I forget.
Is there a way to change my Facebook settings so that I’m sure to see more of Texas Unschoolers posts?
Facebook works on ever changing algorithms. The best way to for certain pages to consistently show in your feed is to regularly react (like, love, wow, sad, etc.) &/or comment &/or share posts. I realize this sounds like a marketing tactic. It’s not. Remember, I’m a volunteer. We’re selling nothing. It doesn’t benefit us in any way if we have tons of likes & followers. Other than more folks might learn about unschooling, which is pretty neat.
This is the most recent post I created on how to change your settings on what shows up in your feed. I’ve done this with many pages I follow. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t and I still have to hunt down content I want to see.
Something you posted doesn’t apply to my family because…
The goal of the page is to be a resource for all. Every single post cannot possibly address every aspect of every family’s particular circumstances. It’s not possible.
We point people to a HUGE variety of sources because we are absolutely aware that we are only living under the circumstances we are living within. We are aware that we cannot possibly take into consideration all possible scenarios.
We post quotes from people who are: white, black, indigenous, hispanic/Latinx, Asian, old, young, single, married, partnered, coparenting, gay, straight, ace, she/her, he/him, they/them, etc. Parents of only children, of many children, of young children, of teens, of grown children. Neurotypical parents of neurodivergent kids. Neurodivergent parents of neurotypical kids. Neurodivergent parents of neurodivergent kids. Atheist, Christian, Muslim, Wiccan, Buddhist, and other faiths/beliefs or not. Also – replace parent with grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian, and many other “important adult” people.
Our hope is that regular followers of the page will see content fairly consistently that they can connect with.
There’s a typo, spelling, or grammatical error in the post.
I don’t edit other people’s work. Sometimes authors are from another region or country and their spelling or sentence structure differs from ours. Sometimes quotes are translated from another language. Quotes are also sometimes taken from other Facebook or Twitter pages/posts and the person may have been victim to a typo or autocorrect gone amuck.
Additionally, “proper grammar” is a highly contentious issue and can often be classist and ableist. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that the prevalent in Texas “y’all” is dismissed in other areas as “sounding uneducated” or “not a real word”.
Consider the spirit of the quote instead of deciding to dismiss it by nitpicking a perceived grammatical misstep.
Something you posted is ableist, racist, sexist, etc.
Again, not all quotes can apply to all people. That said, we try very hard not to share quotes or posts that are offensive & insensitive. Please tell us. We’re still learning and appreciate understanding things from a more diverse perspective.