for new members of
Joyce Fetteroll, one of the moderators, described it this way:
No one is required to post anything. If you DO want to write, consider all this:
AlwaysLearning can be a fast-paced list. Please don't post an introduction by itself. When you come to the point that you feel confident in contributing to the exchange, you can add an introduction in there if you want to. Good ideas are better for the list than introductions are.
Unless they're mixed in with a great question, a thoughtful response or a story, do not post "thanks" "me too!" "LOL" (or any variations thereon).
CAREFULLY proofread your posts. Quote only what's necessary for yours to make sense, and mark other people's words physically with **stars** or -=-hyphens-=- or something, because indentations and colors and pointy-brackets disappear.
NEW TO UNSCHOOLING? A note from Beth Danicke:
I understand that unschooling can be scary and unfamiliar for those who are new to it. I well remember joining the Unschooling Discussion list 10+ years ago and feeling like I had stumbled into some alternate universe. Everything seemed upside down because of the way I'd been raised and schooled and what I'd been taught to believe. Deschooling takes time.Read here before posting on the list:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlwaysLearning/That might take you half an hour, but it's a good investment. Those who post inappropriately take hundreds of man-hours from the collective lives of the 2000+ members of the list.