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The Art of Self-Directed Learning

Tells Peak Press, 2014

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Better Than College

Tells Peak Press, 2012

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College Without High School

New Society Publishers, 2009

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How to Live Nowhere

A short online book, 2016

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Recent Blog Posts

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You Can’t Ruin Your Kids

This article was first published on The Alliance for Self-Directed Learning, where I have a monthly column. Don’t miss my previous article, Hail the Almighty Diploma! At the heart of every parent lies the question: “What if my children fail?” And silently following it, another, more pernicious one: “What if it’s my fault?” The first […]

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Life Update / Spring 2018

Ten years ago I was working at a ski resort by day, writing my first book manuscript by night, and looking for international trip leader jobs. I interviewed for my top-choice position at a gap year company, got rejected, and decided to try to organize my own trip instead. Having recently spent 3 months in […]

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Are Teenage Brains Really So Different?

Hey everyone—I’ve been reading lots of books as part of my career pivot, and I’m experimenting with different ways of sharing what I learn. Below is a summary I’ve created of Frances Jensen’s 2015 book The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults (Amazon). If you like this post, let me know in […]

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Select Appearances

USA Today (April 21, 2013)

Interview with JobMonkey (February 15, 2013)

Interview with Patrick Farenga part 1 / part 2 / part 3 (January 9, 2013)

Life Learning Magazine (Nov/Dec 2012 issue)

New York Times mention of Zero Tuition College (November 30, 2012)

Daily Edventures (November 9, 2012)

Wired.com GeekMom (July 3, 2012)

Living the Unschooling Life interview (March 10, 2012)

No Beaten Path (February 9, 2012)

Unschool Examiner (April 7, 2010)

MacLean’s (October 15, 2009)

Converge Magazine (Sep 21, 2009)

Everyday Learning Magazine (Sep 3, 2009)

Self Made Scholar (Jul 20, 2009)

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