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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

Backpacking in the California Sierra Nevada, 2016
Speaking for NPR affiliate radio, 2012
Unschool Adventures / Nepal 2014

Hi, I’m Blake.

Welcome. Here’s a bit about me.

Since 2008 I’ve taken teenagers on life-changing trips through my company Unschool Adventures.

I’m the author of The Art of Self-Directed Learning (2014), Better Than College (2012), and College Without High School (2009).

I also write a monthly column for The Alliance for Self-Directed Education.

I coach a handful of young people (and their parents) through my side business, Indie Guidance Counselor.

On my podcast, Off-Trail Learning, I interview innovative educators, parents, and young people. Find it on iTunesSoundcloud, or your preferred app.

I give presentations for alternative schools, parent groups, and conferences. I’m on a 2018 speaking tour right now—come say hi!

I have a free online course for teenagers—think of it as a curriculum for leading an adventurous life.

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.

Learn more about me on my about page, by reading this profile, or listening to this interview.

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Here’s what I’m up to now.

Thanks for visiting.

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