Spoken Word and Video files


Balance (on my balance page, the recording of a talk from 2012, recently added)

Choices and Incremental Change, with quotes and photos in a powerpoint accompaniment to a presentation from September 2015. Newly available, June 28, 2018.

Happiness Inside and Out
With notes from presentation, a review/feedback by Heather Booth, and links

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

(2017) Changes in Parents, interviewed by Pam Laricchia (or on YouTube)

Ten Questions with Sandra Dodd, interviewed by Pam Laricchia (or on YouTube)

The Unschooling Life Podcasts

The Unschooling Life (full episodes, at Owltail)

Apple Podcasts

Whatever, Whatever Amen

The original "Unschooling Life Podcasts"page is down, as of late 2019; it might be back, but I'll try to leave links that work here.

I'm one of several voices in several of the others, but Amy made me the star of the show in these four:

Some other episodes of that series have been embedded on on my site. Find the player somewhere at each link.

Unschooling and Yoga Philosophy — An Interview with Sandra Dodd, by Cate Stillman, January 2013, free to download, or listen at the provided link.

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:
Morning talk: Unschooling information and inspiration (part 1 and part 2)

Afternoon talk: Unforeseen Benefits of Unschooling (part 1 and part 2)

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, October 11, 2010.

On Unschooling and Choice, interviewed by Brett Veinotte, November 8, 2018

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

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)