Interview, Sandra Dodd (by Amy Childs)

Rescued/archived copy of an interview from October 2010.

I had left this comment there:

I mispronounced “Bharadwaj,” from a fumble. I really can say it fairly well when I know I’m about to need to. (Sorry, Hema.)

Once I said “unschooling” when I meant “homeschooling.”

I feel better now.

I have updated some links to what works in 2019.

Parenting26: Interview with Sandra Dodd

Unschooling advocate Sandra Dodd shares stories of her own journey involving traditional and alternative education, and good ol' unschooling.

Unschooling is creating an environment in which children can learn easily and naturally all the time.” – Sandra Dodd

I'm not travelling anymore, as of 2017, but I used to!

I'm NOT the one who sends the books out anymore, except U.S. copies of Moving a Puddle.

When I said "until they get over the idea that..." I meant to say something different. You'll see. ;-) I jumped to the things that the parents will get, too. They need to get to those ideas, not over them. Oops. Sorry.

The longer recording has been misplaced for a while.

We mentioned 800 URLs. There are a few thousand now—it keeps growing, still, in 2019.

The longer version of the interview (which Amy mentioned) has been lost. I heard it once.

Here are the notes that were published when it was new, but much of it is outdated, so there were more internal links at one time:

I’ve relied on Sandra Dodd‘s enormous“prairie dog village” of a website in my own unschooling journey, and have referred dozens if not hundreds of people to check it out as well. Since it (both unschooling, and the website!) can be overwhelming at first, new unschoolers are recommended to start here or here. If you want to talk live with other unschoolers you can join Sandra’s online chats; if you want a regular hello from Sandra you can subscribe to her daily message at Just Add Light and Stir; and if you want something made of paper that you can carry in your purse with you at all times, you could buy one of her books: Moving a Puddle or The Big Book of Unschooling.

And as Sandra mentioned in her interview, Joyce Fetteroll’s website Joyfully Rejoycing is another must-read for every new (or old! or wannabe!) unschooler.

Backup of the backup at the Internet Archives (you can listen there, or download)

Other interviews Other sound files and videos

I put this sound file on the Internet Archive in 2019 and on my own site in 2022.

Original link, for a record of where this used to live, for future internet archeologists who might be able to find the longer version, which is lost now.