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Education & Learning Resources
Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through The Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto's *Weapons of Mass Instruction* argues that the current system of compulsory schooling cripples imagination, discourages critical thinking, and creates a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote memorization drills.
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Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. They integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf...
The Golden Rule Project
"The mission of the Golden Rule Project is to increase awareness and the practice of compassion, kindness, and peace by sharing the universal principle of the Golden Rule through education, programming, and partnerships. The Golden Rule Project is not...
Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks for download or reading online. Including much or what has been catagorized as the world's 'great literature', with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized...
Gaia University offers a blended system of online, guided course-work combined with on-the-ground, hands-on project work. They are a institution of higher learning that offers mentoring, online courses, diploma certificate programs, and externally-accredited...
TED: Ideas worth spreading
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of conference and videos featuring short informative talks on topics from science to business to global issues. The ted website's large collection of educational videos are all freely...
The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough.
Planet Earth is a 2006 British television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. The series has eleven episodes, each of which features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth, narrated by David Attenborough.
Duolingo offers free lessons in 33+ languages, presented using a gamified version of spaced repetition.
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wiktionary, the free dictionary
A collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual dictionary.
Climate Hope Resource Guide
Helpful places on the Internet with resources to deal with Climate Grief and Eco-anxiety.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit that provides free educational tools for learning math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history.
Anki is a free and open-source spaced repetition flashcard program.
Climate Hope Gathering
Coming to terms with the climate crisis may be the most important work humanity needs to do in order to address our changing climate reality.Together we will call forth our creativity and find new pathways for thriving in the climate era. At Climate...
The Global Education Project
The Global Education Project is a Canadian non-governmental foundation with a 28-year history of publishing fact-packed educational wall posters and producing live events to educate about important issues.
Homeschool Canada began in 2011 to help homeschool families from all across Canada connect with each other, and to provide a central place where people can find national, provincial and regional information about homeschooling in Canada; including laws,...
A Place to Grow; The Culture of Sudbury Valley School by Daniel Greenberg
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. This book explores the array of principles...
The Meaning of Education by Daniel Greenberg
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. The task this book undertakes is to articulate...
Summerhill by A.S. Neill
Alexander Sutherland Neill (17 October 1883 – 23 September 1973) was a Scottish educator and author known for his school, Summerhill, and its philosophy of freedom from adult coercion and its community self-governance Neill wrote 20 books in his lifetime. Originally...
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriuclum of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education continues to bang the drum for an unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in an ever-more-rapidly changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's...
The Underground History of American Education
John Taylor Gatto, invested over 10 years of dedicated research to uncover some of the most alarming ideas and writings by the creators and advocates of mandatory attendance schooling, which show where the system came from and why it was created. He combined...
How Children Learn by John Holt
John Caldwell Holt was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling and, specifically, the unschooling approach, and a pioneer in youth rights theory. This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original...
Growing Without Schooling
John Holt's Growing Without Schooling (GWS), founded in 1977, was America's first home education newsletter. The website offers all back issues of GWS, homeshooling videos and resources, books and downloads.
British Columbia Distance Learning Programs
British Columbia currently has the largest and most diverse offering of Distance Learning programs. Homeschool Canada has provided a list of programs, separated into categories of public, private, and faith-based. Some options are specific to a particular...
Located on 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE began with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being. O.U.R. Ecovillage is the host site for...
BC Home Educators Association
BCHEA is a registered non-profit society dedicated to the protection of the family's freedom to educate children at home with minimal government intervention. BCHEA was registered in 1987 as an umbrella group to represent all home schoolers regardless...
Alderleaf Farm and Wilderness College
A wilderness survival school, permaculture training and outdoor education center. Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, naturalist skills, and outdoor education in the Pacific...
British Columbia Education and Training
Descriptions, resources and guidelines for homeschooling and alternative schooling as defined by the Government of British Columbia
IslandWood is an environmental learning center created to improve access to meaningful, nature-based learning experiences for children, located on 250 acres on Bainbridge Island, WA.
North Cascades Institute
Founded in 1986, the North Cascades Institute connects people, nature and community through science, art, literature and exploration of the North Cascades natural and cultural history.
The SelfDesign Learning Community is among the largest distance/distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, Canada. SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their passions and taking the lead...
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
"OAEC's [and the OAEC Water Institute's] work focuses on cultivating ecological literacy and building the capacity of civic and social movement leaders and organizations to guide their communities toward an ecologically regenerative, economically viable,...
An Academy for Education in the light of the Spirit: the Temenos Academy is an educational charity which aims to offer education in philosophy and the arts in the light of the sacred traditions of east and West. The word "temenos" means a sacred precinct.
The Whidbey Institute
An educational organization co-creating transformational learning experiences on a 100 acre woodland campus, in service to a vision of people and communities wholeheartedly and effectively meeting the complex challenges of our time.
The Ecoversities Alliance is a community of learning practitioners from around the world committed to re-imagining higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing in response to the critical challenges of our times.
Heartwood Home Learners Cooperative
Homeschool support group serving Errington, BC
Sooke Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Sooke, BC and surrounding area
Oceanside Christian Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Oceanside, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Bowser, Errington and Coombs, BC
A homeschool support group established in 2009, VancouverMom.ca is an online resource providing urban, hyperlocal information on what to do and and what's new for families in Metro Vancouver.
Oceanside Homeschoolers Vancouver Island
Homeschool support group serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach, BC
Pender Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Pender Island, BC
Port Alberni Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Port Alberni, Bamfield, Ucluelet and Tofino, BC
Quadra Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Quadra Island
Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Homeshoolers
Homeschool support group serving Cowichan Valley and beyond.
Highschool Homelearning Victoria
Homeschool support group serving Victoria, BC
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC
Victoria Christian Home Schoolers (VCHS)
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Western Communities, Sooke and Cowichan Valley, BC
Comox Valley Home Learners Network
Homeshool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.
Victoria Home Learner’s Network
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC.
Homeschool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.
LIFE – Learning in Faith Everyday
Homeschool support group serving Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo Community Home Learners (NCHL)
Nanaimo Community Home Learners is a collection of families in and around Nanaimo who support one another on their homeschooling journeys. NCHL’s current membership includes over 60 diverse families from Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Duncan,...
Ladysmith and Chemainus Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Ladysmith and Chemainus, BC
Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
Selection from the book: What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools but that it isn't a school at all. It is not an artificial place, set up to make...
Salt Spring Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Salt Spring Island
North Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Port McNeill and North Vancouver Island, BC
Fraser Valley Free Learners
Fraser Valley Free Learners is an extraordinary schooling environment in which children can learn and develop important lifelong skills such as leadership, public speaking, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, meditation and mindfulness,...
The most useful rules of basic algebra, free, simple, & intuitively organized.
The Tilth Alliance programs teach adults and children how to grow food, compost, garden organically, raise urban livestock, and conserve natural resources.
Victoria Home Learners Network Association
The Victoria Home Learners' Network Association (VHLN) is a non-profit society created to support home learning families in the Greater Victoria area. Their membership is comprised of families who follow diverse home learning paths – from traditional...
PLACE - People Linking Art Community & Ecology
PLACE is a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Their goal is to incubate a local sustainability...
Campbell River Homeschoolers
Homeschool network and support group serving Campbell River and the Comox Valley.
The Center for Education and Research in Consciousness
The Center for Education and Research in Consciousness (CERC) initiative supports the development of undergraduate and graduate programs in Consciousness at the University of Washington Bothell. The Consciousness Minor at the University of Washington...
Education for and by the curious folks of Cortes. Folk U is dedicated to bringing Cortes Islanders together to share what they know (and have fun doing it).
Cowichan Valley Home Learning Community
Homeschool support group serving Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton, Duncan, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay, BC
Homelearners South of the Fraser
A secular Homelearners' support network for families in the Lower Mainland of Beautiful British Columbia Covering the range of homelearning styles from school-at-homers to radical unschoolers, and everything in between. The group meets at 1pm on...
Apocalypse or Awakening: Living the Climate Emergency
How do we find meaning, purpose, and wholeness as we awaken to the emerging climate reality? How do we resist both denial and despair? Join us for a discussion on how to find our ground, and turn apocalyptic news into an awakening of our species that...
An independent book store on Cortes Island with a great selection of books, including many titles on sustainable living, social justice, and environmentalism. The store is solar powered and wood heated.