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Books

More than 15,000 total copies sold (as of 2019).

My new book has its very own webpage: Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?

The Art of Self-Directed Learning

Independently published in 2014

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Brazilian Portuguese translation by Alex Bretas:

  • PDF (free download)
  • ePub (free download)
Better Than College

Independently published in 2012

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Russian translation (free)

College Without High School

Published by New Society Publishers in 2009

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Other Long-form Writing

Personal Blog Posts

Click here to browse all previous posts. The three most recent ones appear below.

Why are You Sending Your Kids Back to School?

Fall 2020 may be the perfect time to embrace full-time self-directed learning. This fall, many schools may require part-time or full-time remote schooling, leaving parents in the same tricky situation as they found themselves in the spring. Balancing the demands of remote schooling with a full-time job is a stretch for some—and downright impossible for […]

How to Take a Self-Directed Pandemic Gap Year in 2020-21

As more colleges consider closing their campuses in fall 2020, more students are considering the possibility of taking a gap year. This makes perfect sense, since “virtual college” would be underwhelming, even at a discounted tuition rate. A significant part—perhaps the most important part—of the college experience comes from the communal experience of living and […]

The Bike Trip

At the beginning of 2020, I found myself with: five months of unexpected free time a light workload (finishing my new book) that I could accomplish from anywhere with an internet connection sufficient savings to comfortably lead a low-budget lifestyle for half a year the need to reflect on my career, relationships, and other Big […]

Articles in Which I Appear

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