It’s school – minus boring stuff

It’s school – minus boring stuff

Unschooling abandons classroom for wider world of learning
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Matt Leggett, 14, prefers his self-directed education to a traditional one. “I really appreciate having free reign over the path in my life,” says Matt, who chops wood for the outdoor adobe oven he helped his mother build.
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“It’s a very big trust journey for a parent,” says Jess Martin, back, whose son, Matt Leggett, 14, has been unschooling since last fall.
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“If you give a kid a sketchbook when they’re young, they think that’s normal. ... That kind of stuff inspires a kid,” says Jess Martin, whose son, Matt Leggett, 14, has drawn since early childhood.
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Since beginning unschooling last fall, Matt is exploring his passions in comic-book writing, website design and filmmaking.
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Jess Martin, left, and her son, Matt Leggett, 14, get ready for a recent dinner party at their home.
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In addition to projects he works on at home, Matt is working with the Bayfield library to start a teenage book club and has started a blog.
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Matt helps his mom in the kitchen.
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