Spoken Word and Video files
On Unschooling and Choice, interviewed by Brett Veinotte, November 8, 2018
Choices and Incremental Change, with quotes and photos in a powerpoint accompaniment to a presentation from September 2015. Newly available, June 28, 2018.
Now freely available:
Happiness Inside and Out
With notes from presentation, a review/feedback by Heather Booth, and links (HSC Conference August 3, 2012)
Why "Radical" Unschooling?
With the notes I used when I spoke—a mystery, sometimes.
Partnerships and Teams in the Family
Seeing and avoiding adversarial relationships. Nurturing partnerships with spouses or significant others, and with our children.
Unschooling: How to Screw it Up
Michelangelo said that to carve his statue of David, he just chipped away everything that didn't look like David. Or maybe he didn't say that. But clearly that's what he ultimately did. Here will be ideas to help you chip away what doesn't look like unschooling. It's not as difficult as you might think.
Episode 197 - Sandra Dodd, "Everything Counts", interviewed by Rebecca Bohman, of The Luminous Mind
Changes in Parents, interviewed by Pam Laricchia (or on YouTube)
Ten Questions with Sandra Dodd, interviewed by Pam Laricchia (or on YouTube)
Unschooling and Yoga Philosophy — An Interview with Sandra Dodd, by Cate Stillman, January 2013, free to download, or listen at the provided link.
The Unschooling Life Podcasts|
The Unschooling Life (full episodes, at Owltail)
Whatever, Whatever Amen
The original page is down, as of late 2019; it might be back, but I'll try to leave links that work here..
Amy Childs' series of fifteen-minute podcasts, four that feature Sandra Dodd:
Sandra Dodd, interviewed by Michelle Barone—2012 Unschooling Summit (Audio interview, now freely available, and can be heard at that link)
Sandra Dodd in Leiden:
Leiden 2012 (at the bottom of that page)
Big Noisy Peace, from Live and Learn in Albuquerque, September 2006
Flow "Liquids flow, life flows, ideas flow, learning flows..." (from that same conference)
Two talks from May 2011 in Edinburgh:
The particular sound-file pages:
Unschooling information and inspiration part 1 and here is part 2
Afternoon talk: Unforeseen Benefits of Unschooling part 1 and here is part 2 of that one
The Past, The Future and Now (London, July 2011). When thoughts are stuck or whirling, which way can we go? Where can we turn? What helps with natural learning, and what hinders? Can people go too far or not far enough? Is it possible to mess this up? [Sound only, if you're rather, On the LTTL.org site (or if that is gone, try here, at the internet archive).]
From the Good Vibrations Conference in September 2009:
Roya Repeating Herself, Roya Sorooshian
Connections, Sandra Dodd
Transformations, Sandra Dodd
Teen and Young Adult Panel, Ronnie Maier, Moderator
Introduction to Unschooling, Sandra Dodd in 1997
Peaceful Parenting, a talk given in 2002 with Richard Prystowsky
Mindful Parenting, a 2005 talk with Ren Allen
Amy Childs' Interview on Parenting, with Sandra Dodd, on WhateverAmen.com, October 11, 2010.
I'm not doing online chats these days (used to; might someday). Here are things I wrote soon after the interview:
Relaxed Homeschooler Podcast from September 8, 2008
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. :-)
That was fun, Amy!
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
Unschooling: What It's Really All About Sandi Schwartz interviewed me September 30, 2009. Listen free or download (quotes, links and comments on the page)
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: http://yitantechcall.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/special-one-hour-yi-tan-call-248-unschooling/
It's a beepy phone call, but at the end the host does an awesome summary.
My Unschooling Playlist at youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRaLUQfpUj7deXUV5JPwR3eYYV_wtyQX7
Some of those are sound files with images, and some are me, in motion (not much motion).
Video and Transcript on the same page:
Doing Unschooling Right (2012)
Fazer o "Unschooling" Bem (Portuguese)
Sandra Dodd Pt 1 : Path To Unschooling (2009)
Sandra Dodd Pt 2: Unschooling & Real Learning (2009)
Unschooled Teenager Holly Dodd (2009)
Sandra Dodd Pt 3 : The Universe Inside Your Head (2009)