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Sierra High Route / 2018
Teen workshop / North Star 2018
Unschool Adventures / Spain 2018
Unschool Adventures / Argentina Semester 2017
Unschool Adventures / New Zealand 2016
Keynote / VaHomeschoolers Conference 2015
Unschool Adventures / Adventure Semester 2015

Hi, I’m Blake.

Welcome to my home on the web.

My new book, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, is now available through Amazon, Audible, and local bookstores. Learn more here, and don’t miss the story of how I wrote, funded, and published the book.

Self-Directed Learning 101 is a new microschool for teenagers (13-17) that I’m offering in Fall 2020. Apply by August 10th for the best chance of joining.

Me in 10 Seconds

I write, speak, and build community in the realm of alternative education.

Since 2008 I’ve organized big trips for teenagers through my company Unschool Adventures.

California native. Frequent traveler.

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Me in 10 minutes? Right here.

Upcoming Speaking Events

Online Meetups for Self-Directed Teens

I’m currently hosting online meetups for self-directed teenagers from all around the world. They’re free, fun, and casual—a great way to meet new friends.

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My Podcast

I interview fascinating people from the worlds of alternative and experiential education on my podcast, Off Trail Learning. Find it on iTunesSoundcloud, Spotify, or your preferred app.

Original Videos

In these four short videos, created in 2018, I expound on topics close to my heart. (Also available on Facebook.)

A Few Kind Words

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I’ll be okay.