Hi, I’m Blake.
I believe in the power of self-directed learning.
In college, I quit an astrophysics major to design my own degree in alternative education.
Since 2008 I’ve taken teenagers on life-changing trips through my company Unschool Adventures. (There’s still space available on my 6-week Spain trip in May/June 2018.) This article and this interview explain more.
I speak for conferences, parent groups, and alternative schools in the U.S. and abroad. In 2018 I’m doing a big U.S. speaking tour.
I’m the author of The Art of Self-Directed Learning (2014), Better Than College (2012), and College Without High School (2009). Find them here.
My work and I have appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Fox Business, The Christian Science Monitor, TEDx, Ignite, and NPR affiliate radio.
I publish a monthly email newsletter where I share my favorite education-related links and updates about my new projects.
Here’s what I’m doing now.
Thanks for visiting.