Seth Godin On Educaton

I recently interviewed best selling author Seth Godin about his new book Linchpin. I think you’ll be interested in his view of our educational system.

What Is Unschooling : The Movie?

Hello and welcome. My name is Lee Stranahan — I’m a writer and filmmaker. My wife Lauren and I have five children, ranging in age from a newborn to a 23-year-old. We have homeschooled our children for about 12 years and for much of that time we have unschooled our kids.

Like many people, we were inspired by the work of Sandra Dodd, whose hard work and pioneering website has touched literally thousands of people and shared this philosophy of unschooling. When we moved to New Mexico about a year ago, we were lucky enough to be able to meet Sandra and her wonderful family.

I decided to create a film to show a little bit of what unschooling is about. I began shooting interviews and putting together a film based on my family’s personal experience, as well as talks we had with Sandra, her family and other unschoolers. I call it  Unschooling : The Movie .

I wanted to create film that explains unschooling in the words of people who have actually done it, both parents and children.

If you are interested in homeschooling or unschooling — I think this project will answer a lot of your questions and give you a sense of how unschooling actually work for people. The film contains a number of interviews with teenagers who were unschooled, which I think gives an interesting sense of the type of people that unschoolers end up being.

If you’re currently an unschooler,  I’m sure many of you have had friends or family members who’ve been skeptical or unsupportive of unschooling. Some of the material might give your way to talk to them or you could even show them the video. And of course you may have questions or have run into problems yourself.  Much of the material in the film is designed to help people who are already unschooling.

Even if you aren’t able to homeschool or unschool your children right now, I think that there’s a lot in this philosophy of parenting that you could still apply right now and have a happier, healthier and more harmonious relationship in her family. You will also find out the current issues in the US education system such as professional essay writers and bullying.

The film is close to being finished and will be available on DVD. Because many people are interested in learning as much as possible, I’m also making the complete raw interviews available as part of a Special Edition.

But you can start watching right away….

For one thing, this site also contains a number of totally free videos that you can enjoy right now. I’ve included a link to Sandra Dodd’s great Big Book Of Unschooling and an audio recording I made about dealing with Child Protective Services based on an experience my family had.

But because the Internet gives us amazing, instant access to material, I’ve set up a system here on the website so you can order the DVD but instantly have access to all the material that I’ve gathered to create this project. That includes hours of interviews with people like Sandra Dodd, her daughter Holly Dodd, unschooler Brenna McBroom and others.

You can order here, and you’ll be sent an e-mail that gives you a login and password that grants you immediate access to watch these raw interviews. And as new material is posted in the next few weeks, you’ll be able to watch it right away.

I think you’ll really enjoy watching these interviews and you’ll be inspired yourself.

The Basic Edition – Only $25

You’ll get a DVD of the final film when it’s released PLUS instant only viewing access to sections of the film as they are completed.

Click here to order the Basic Edition now.

The Deluxe Edition – Only $50

You’ll get a DVD of the final film when it’s released PLUS instant only viewing access to sections of the film as they are completed.

PLUS – you get instant viewing access RIGHT NOW to hours of fascinating, fun and information raw interview clips with Sandra Dodd and other unschoolers. This is hours of material you won’t want to miss and can’t see anywhere.

Click here to The Deluxe Edition order now and get immediate access to the interview videoss!

Child Protective Services : The Audiobook

People have asked about what the results of our recent run-in with Child Protective Services and it’s a lot to explain, really. So rather than try to write a big long blog post, I fired up the microphone and did an audio recording about it. It’s about 25 minutes long.

Video – Rules vs. Principles

I posted another great video from Sandra Dodd on YouTube – talking about Rules vs. Principles…

Learn and enjoy…

Brenna McBroom Videos

Here are a couple of clips from my upcoming DVD “UnSchooling: The Movie” featuring 19 year old Brenna McBroom. I’ll be sending out the first ‘raw interview’ DVD to people who ordered the $50 edition in the next few days.

In the meantime, enjoy these clips..