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2018 Speaking Tour
This fall I’m giving a new talk entitled “Yes, You Can Quit Traditional High School and Everything Will Be Okay.” Come say hi.
- Aug 10 – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Tahoe Mountain Lab
- Sept 5 – Eugene, OR – The Hive – event page
- Sept 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Gaia Democratic School – event page
- Sept 17 – Chicago, IL – Greenfields Academy
- Sept 20 – Ann Arbor, MI – Clonlara School
- Sept 27 – Dover, NH – Big Fish Learning Community
- Oct 3 – Framingham, MA – Macomber Center
- Nov 8 – Princeton, NJ – The Learning Cooperatives
- Nov 9 – Staunton, VA – Raw Learning
- Nov 14 – Charlotte, NC – ALC Mosaic
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NatChat podcast (Oct 2017)
The World Wanderers podcast (Dec 2016)
Zero to Travel podcast (Oct 2016)
Psychology Today: The Golden Age of Autodidacts (July 2016)
Recent Articles (all)
- How to Quit Parenting (June 2018)
- Teens and Screens (May 2018)
- You Can’t Ruin Your Kids (April 2018)
- Hail the Almighty Diploma (March 2018)
- What Does it Mean to Be Educated? (May 2017)
- The Art of Self-Directed Learning (2014)
- Better Than College (2012)
- College Without High School (2009)
Personal Posts (all)
Launchpad (2017): a 3-week, email-based workshop for self-directed learners ages 14-21, all about getting stuff done
The Way of Adventure (2017): a free online course for adventurous young people
How to Live Nowhere (2017): a free online book about nomadic living, written for twenty- and thirty-somethings
Off-Trail Learning (2016): a free resource website for teenagers, young adults, and parents considering alternative