It seems like the site has been forever in the making, and I will probably be adding to it until the end of time, but it’s up, it’s live and you can now check it out! www.unschoolingnyc.com
When you do, you will notice an ENORMOUS graphic at the top that says, “Like What You See? Get More for Free!”. Two things – First, I don’t ever charge for blog material, so it’s always free. Gonna change that text. Second, we’re going to reduce the size of the graphic just a little so that you can actually decide if you like what you see! (Details, details) I encourage you all to opt-in, because then you’ll be notified via email when a new blog post is up. (If you go there now, you’ll notice that the blog posts look very familiar, and they should. They were all imported from Green Mangoes to provide content, but new posts are on their way.) If you already get email notifications for this blog, you’ll continue to get them for the unschoolingnyc blog. Green Mangoes will still be here, but will be my personal blog where I go to rant about movies or things that annoy me or make me happy or whatever strikes my fancy. And don’t worry, you won’t be bombarded with posts from both blogs every day.
I am not that prolific.
The UnschoolingNYC Resources page is a work in progress, and I will be adding to it weekly. Right now it consists of info on John Holt, John Taylor Gatto & their books; but hey, if you only have two then those are the two to have.
Eventually there will be videos, interviews and an active forum (hopefully) where people can ask questions, interact and share information.
And (she draws a deep breath) I will also offer consulting. It was a big decision, and I don’t pretend to be the end all on all things unschooling. In fact, often what I will do is point people in the direction of someone else – like Wendy Priesnitz or Sandra Dodd, for example – who may have the answers or info they might be looking for. What I wanted to do was give people a public option in the Forum, and a private option in consulting where questions can be asked and answered.
Ok, I think that’s it for now. I hope you’ll all check it out and opt in. I’ll be posting from the new blog tomorrow night. See you there!