Getting kids to learn can be challenging, and teachers sometimes look for different ways to teach students.

There is a method of educating and inspiring young people being used that you may not have heard about -- it's called "unschooling."

Unschooling is a method where children lead their own way and decide exactly what they want to learn. It has been around for over 30 years, but we are seeing more of it.

Imagine kids playing in the park -- that playground is their classroom. There are no tests. Adults are watching as kids decide what they want to learn and when.

Lauren Snow, the co-founder of the private Sudbury School in Atlanta, describes unschooling as a non-traditional path to success.

"With some students at this school, they want to make a comic book. OK, so how do I spell these words? I want these characters to be saying this, and how do I draw this? So you will see how they kind of come to it based on what they want to do when they have an interest."

Snow says unschooling is a method that can be used from primary school all the way to college.

"Colleges are starting to realize that students are just like,"is this going to be on the test?" "What am I going to be graded on this?" and they aren't engaged in learning. And they don't seem to know how to learn."

Because Sudbury School is a private school, its founder says it's not held to all of the same requirements as public schools.

And because of that, there are some that feel unschooling has a risk that children may not gain the range of skills that are necessary to succeed.

It's an unconventional approach toward education that is catching on for some parents and teachers who believe the world is the best classroom for their kids to learn.

There is a Facebook page called "Unschooling Ohio" with more information.

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