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Unschool Adventures / New Zealand 2013
Unschool Adventures / Argentina Semester 2017
Keynote Speaker / VaHomeschoolers Conference 2015
Unschool Adventures / Simply New Zealand 2016
Unschool Adventures / Adventure Semester 2015

Cross-country backpacking in the California Sierra Nevada, 2016
Unschool Adventures / Argentina Semester 2017
Unschool Adventures / Simply New Zealand 2016
Speaking for NPR affiliate radio, 2012
Unschool Adventures / Nepal 2014

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.

I offer private coaching for self-directed, non-conformist, and highly independent young people (and their parents) through my other business, Indie Guidance Counselor.

I speak for conferences, parent groups, and alternative schools in the U.S. and abroad. I’m doing a big speaking tour this year—come say hi!

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.

Read this profile and listen to this interview to learn more about me.

Here’s what I’m doing now.

Thanks for visiting.

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