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John Holt

Unschooling Shouldn't Be Child-Centered

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Advocates of unschooling and critics alike seem to understand the practice as a radically "child-centered" form of education. However, this distorts the vision of unschooling's intellectual father.

My Favorite Teachers, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education
Steve Mariotti

A great book can change one's life. I read John Holt's How Children Fail in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan library in 1977. No book has ever had a bigger impact on me.

Two Kinds of Knowledge

Stephen Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Downes

We should understand, as educators, that learning is much more than mere presentation of facts, that students are learning from everything that goes on around them.