This has been an amazing year+ for Dale with starting UnCollege, receiving the Thiel Fellowship, writing a book with Penguin, and speaking all over the world. WIth all the press and excitement I have gotten a lot of questions from parents.
Last year I consulted with some filmakers who met Dale in Munich and are raising two sons. We spoke on Skype. I was feeling a bit intimidated because, heck, they’d been speakers at the conference! But as we spoke, I found I had a lot to offer.
After the call, as I’ve talked with others and written posts for this blog, I ‘ve reflected on some of the things we did at home, in school, afterschool and when unschooling that helped set the scene for Dale to become who he is. In looking back I realized that there were many things I used to do with my students that helped them increase their self-motivation and self-directed skills which could help other parents and children.
That was a long introduction to tell you that I am finally ready to share my strategies and tips in workshop form in just two weeks, on September 15. If you are interested in finding out workshop details, click here.
I hope some of you, or your friends, can make it to my first Learning Beyond School Parent Workshop! I value all the encouragement and comments you have given me this past year and would really appreciate any help spreading the word!
Thanks so much,