Media & Press


CCN: For the Love of Learning (March 2016). Topic: Homeschooling Research. homeschooling-research-51/

CCN: For the Love of Learning (January 2017). Topic: How Learning Happens. happens-epi

Elisheva Schwartz’s Dyslexia Quest Podcast (May 2017) :“Unlocking Intrinsic Motivation: The Fuel for Learning”

The Jennifer Fulwiler Show. (January 2018). Topic: Grown Homeschoolers.

CCN: For the Love of Learning (July 2018). Topic: Youth On Subjects of the World.

Learning by Living Podcast. Produced and Hosted by Dr. Kevin Currie Knight and Dr. Gina Riley.

Blake Boles Podcast. (January 2020). Topic: Gina Riley on Self Determination Theory.

Betsy Jewell – The High School Hamster Wheel Podcast. (February 2020). Topic: Increasing Intrinsic Motivation and Strengthening Decision Making in Teens.

Honey, I’m Homeschooling The Kids Podcast (March 2020). Unschooling with Dr. Gina Riley.

A Clear Mind Podcast. (May 2020). How to Help Your Child Become More Intrinsically Motivated. Episode #39.

Podcast ED. (September 2020). Step Up for Students President Doug Tuthill interviews educator, researcher, and author Gina Riley.

World Teacher Podcast. (October 2020). Unschooling for Self-Directed Learning. Episode 17. directed-learning-with-gina-riley/id1527361560?i=1000497259573

Modern Education Movement Podcast (November 2020). Unschooling Exposed with Gina Riley.

Blumenthal, H. & Riley, G. (June 2021). The Shared Space Between Home and Public Schools. public-school-and-the-something

Honey, I’m Homeschooling The Kids Podcast. (March 2020). Unschooling with Dr. Gina Riley. Link:

LiberatED Podcast. (May 2023). Professor Gina Riley on Self Directed Learning and  Unschooling:

Sage Family Podcast (August 2023). Unschooling Outcomes with Dr. Gina Riley.

Playvolution HQ (March 2024). Intrinsic motivation with Dr. Gina Riley.

Blog & Magazine Features:

Smithsonian Magazine. (September 2014). “Unschooled” Kids Do Just Fine in College.

Cincinnati Magazine: News. (August 2015). Class Dismissed: It’s Not Homeschooling, It’s Unschooling.

Foundation for Economic Education. (June 2018). Why Unschoolers Grow Up to be Entrepreneurs.

Boston Globe Magazine: Education Issue. (October 2018). Twenty percent of homeschooled kids are getting ‘unschooled’. What’s that?

Numerous mentions in Peter Gray’s Psychology Today blog “Free to Learn.”

Riley, G. & Kung, S. (March 2019). Best Practices in Teaching Online (Blog Posting). teaching/2020/03/31/

Georgia Today. (November 2019). Should Your Children Be Unschooled?

The British Psychological Society: The Psychologist. (March 2020). School’s Out…

Hunter College School of Education: News. (July 2020). Unschooling: A New Book by Gina Riley.

New York Times: Sunday Opinion Section. (September 2020). When You Get Into Unschooling, It’s Almost Like a Religion.

SUM: Research, Innovation, and Creativity at CUNY. (November 2020). Could ‘Unschooling’ Be the Future of Education?

School Library Journal (July 2020). Unschooling Movement Gaining in Popularity – Book Feature. Link:

JSTOR Daily. (September 2021). How Homeschooling Evolved from Subversive to Mainstream.

Ashville Citizen Times. (March 2022). Unschooling in North Carolina Moves In From the Fringe.

Visual Media:

Amy Rathbone: Documentary (2013). Unschooling: A True Education? Recording Link:>

CBC: Radio Canada: (2016). Topic: Unschooling.

Fox 5 News Special: (2017). Topic: Autism: Life on the Spectrum (Featuring Dr. Gina Riley).

Fox 5: (2020). Topic: Homeschooling During COVID-19.

News 12: (2021). Topic: Parents Consider Homeschooling as Districts Ditch Remote Learning.


Hunter@Home: The Psychology of Motivation: Understanding and Inspiring Your Child to Learn (Dr. Michael Middleton & Dr. Gina Riley).

Hunter College School of Education: Best Practices in Online Course Design (Dr. Gina Riley & Kenny Hirschmann).

Learning Revolution ‘Survive and Thrive!’ Series: Hybrid Homeschool 101 (Dr. Gina Riley).

State University of New York – Albany: Emergency Home Learning and Children with Special Needs (Dr. Gina Riley).

Learning Revolution Worldwide Education Conference: Unschooling: Understanding the Past, Living the Present, Looking Towards the Future (Dr. Gina Riley).

The Homeschooling Global Summit: Intrinsic Motivation and Self Determination in Education (Dr. Gina Riley).

NERCOMP Conference for Teaching and Learning: Creating a Fully Online Multisensory Teacher Education Program (Dr. Gina Riley).

Frankfort Center: Getting Started with Blackboard (Kenny Hirschman & Dr. Gina Riley).

Frankfort Center: Best Practices in Online Learning Webinar (Dr. Gina Riley & Kenny Hirschman).

Frankfort Center: Getting Started with Book Creator (Kenny Hirschman, Liz Klein, Dr. Gina Riley).

ACERT: Tech Tuesdays: Creating Podcasts for Research and Classes (Dr. Gina Riley & Dr. Kevin Currie Knight).

ACERT Special Event: Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom.

ACERT: Assessment During the Pandemic (Joel Bloom & Gina Riley).

ACERT: Using Book Creator and Manifold in the College Classroom (Dr. Gina Riley & Dr. Julie Van Peteghem).

ACERT: Multigenerational Needs in the Digital Classroom (Dr. April Kisamore, Dr. Lauren Schnell, Dr. Gina Riley).

Emergency Home Learning Webinar Series. (March 2020). Produced and Hosted by Dr. Gina Riley & Dr. Kevin Currie Knight.

Riley, G. (July 2021). Homeschooling 101: A Review of New York State Homeschooling Rules and Regulations. Link:

Rivera-Wilson, J., Hirschman, K., Riley, G. (June 2021 – August 2021). Assistive Technology EdTrends Series. Link:

Rivera-Wilson, J. & Riley, G. (January 2021 – May 2021). HyFlex Teaching and Learning in K-12 with New York State Master Teachers. Ed Trends Monthly Series. Link: