There is a wealth of information about Self-Directed Education available online. Listed on this resource page are a few references to get you started and to offer support through the paradigm shift from traditional education models to the Self-Directed Education framework.



Below we link to the main websites and blogs of prolific and notable scholars, educators, and practitioners who share their own perspectives, theories, and approaches to self-directed education.

  • Peter Gray

  • Ken Robinson

  • Sugatra Mitra

  • Akilah Richards

  • A.S. Neil

  • Daniel Greenberg

  • Yaachov Hecht

  • Blake Boles

  • John Holt

  • Penelope Trunk


The following websites exist to promote, connect, inform, and organize around the realm of self-directed education.


Though there are several, these books have become somewhat canon and fundamental to starting and supporting someone on the deschooling path.

  • Free To Learn by Peter Gray

  • Summerhill by A.S. Neil

  • Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar by James Marcus Bach

  • The Art of Self-Directed Learning by Blake Boles

  • Free At Last by Daniel Greenburg