Interview of Robert Gottlieb by Pam Laricchia

The following is a lightly edited transcript from Pam Laricchia’s interview of me on her podcast, “Exploring Unschooling” in the Fall of 2017. PAM:  Hi everyone. I’m Pam Laricchia from livingjoyfully.ca, and today I’m here with Robert Gottlieb. Hi, Robert! ROBERT: Hello. PAM:  Hi, how are you doing? ROBERT: Good.…

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The New Theory of Learning

A few people actually read my bio, in which I refer to the New Theory of Learning. Some people asked, “What is the New Theory of Learning?” Well, here it is. This is not really a “rant.” In fact, it’s one of the few topics that I think I actually…

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Curious about Our World

A few years ago, Aunt Hannah rescued a giant laminated wall map of the world from the neighbor’s trash and gave it to us. We put it up on the wall opposite our breakfast room, where, at the time, many of our learning activities occurred. The map had an immediate…

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The Stories of Our Families

Once upon a time in the hamlet of Columbia in the province of Carolina, South, lived a woman of extraordinary gifts and beauty and her beloved husband of two decades and two years. The couple had two wonderful boys who shared their lives with them along with the family’s domesticated animals.…

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Giving Them Space to Learn

When our children were small and we decided that they would not go to school, it seemed really important to create a space in the home where learning would happen. I knew I didn’t want desks and blackboards; that definitely wasn’t for us. We chose the round table in the…

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Ben Lovejoy – No Rules: Sir, Yes Sir

Over the years, when I’ve been given the opportunity to speak at unschooling conferences, I’ve shied away from sharing my own story and the changes I’ve made to enjoy this wonderful life I now live. I’ve relied more on examples from the rest of my family: what our sons were…

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Join Me at The Homeschooling and Liberty Summit, February 2018

I am very pleased to announce The Homeschooling and Liberty Summit, which begins February 1st, and continues through the end of the month. It is an absolute honor to be involved in something of this magnitude, along with so many giants in the liberty and unschooling world. Ron Paul, Peter Gray, Pat Farenga, Pam Laricchia, Tom Woods, Thaddeus Russell, Scott Noelle, Skyler Collins, and the list goes on!

Epilogue

The editor asked, “Phil, were you going to write something for the book?” I was. Then my brain got overpopulated. Can I keep mine short and sweet? “I unschool because the Internet doesn’t shame my kids for wrong answers. I hope this will help them never feel stress in relationship…

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