some Interviews, Profiles and Reviews

This isn't "the full set" because some went quickly under the bridge and weren't saved, or were on the radio, or on a website that's not there anymore, but because some are gone, others have been saved. I'm hoping eventually there will be some by me (of others) and not all of me.
Interviews    (text/print)

Learning for Fun: Interview with Sandra Dodd Unschooling Mom for 22 Years!, interview by Rashmie Jaaju, on her blog, August 2012

Part 2 of the one above: Sandra Dodd Interview (Part II): How Do Unschoolers Cope with College and 21 Questions on Learning without School and Living Joyfully" interview by Rashmie Jaaju, on her blog, October 2012

Why a Former Teacher Kept Her Own Kids Out of the Classroom, St. Louis Kids Magazine, February 2011 (I gave my kids the choice; the title of that article was not my phrasing.) [backup copy]

An unschooling surprise: Sandra Dodd is in the house!, by Kim Houssenloge in Australia, November 2010. [backup copy]

Interview with Sandra Dodd, Natural Parenting Center; August, 2010 [backup copy]

Why I Unschooled my Three Kids, April 2010, [backup copy]

Interview by Carletta, of [backup copy]

An Interview with Sandra Dodd, by Emily Subler, originally in Home Education Magazine in 1998

Living Unschooling with Sandra Dodd, interview by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko (PDF file), which is a Summer 2005 transcript of most of this Radio Interview. The two main topics are strewing and spirituality.


Audio interview, sold by Michelle Barone, the interviewer: Sandra Dodd interview2012 Unschooling Summit

Amy Childs' Interview with Sandra Dodd, on, October 11, 2010. You can listen to a 20 minute version, a 40 minute version, or download the MP3.

Relaxed Homeschooler Podcast from September 8, 2008
The show lasted 90 minutes and I talked most of that time! Listen to the whole thing on my blog here.

Improving Unschooling radio interview by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko

Sandi Schwartz interviewed me September 30, 2009.

Yi-Tan Weekly Tech Call

Yi-Tan, one-hour discussion of unschooling on Monday, September 21, 2009, with Tammy Takahashi, Sandra Dodd and PS Pirro. It's a quick download, not an online file:
It's a beepy phone call, but at the end the host does an awesome summary.

Unschooling; How Learning through Living Leads to Happiness by Sarah Turner, for Principles of Cultural Anthropology (330) at the University of New Mexico in 2012. (Rose Sorooshian was also an informant. She's not named, but those familiar with her will recognize the parts that are about her.)

Unschooling media : participatory practices among progressive homeschoolers. Author: Bertozzi, Vanessa. (Chapter 4 is about our family.)

During that research my kids were 19, 17 and 14. Vanessa wrote: "Sandra, who appears in many photographs with her glasses propped up on her head, has a quick wit and charisma. She's intensely intelligent with a knack for humorously revealing the ridiculous."

I like that one above. This one is more jargonistic and more suitably educationese (for a master's thesis): "In perusing her writings online, I was particularly impressed by the way Sandra writes about unschooling using metaphors that amount to expressive vernacular theories of practice." I can explain in plain English what we're doing, I think she meant to say.

Although the file isn't as easily accessible as if it were in html, there is a good deal of information about our family there.

Always Learning: Sandra Dodd (a questionnaire on Freedom and Fun, 2009)

A 2009 guest post at Blogging 'Bout Boys Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (backup copy)

More about my boys, with a book review, on the same blog. [(backup copy)]

The Natural Child Project Parenting Site of the Month, February 2007

the review and some comments

The Natural Child Project Parenting Site of the Month

Spoken Word and Video Files Sandra's biographical notes and pages