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Jun 1, 2020

Teens with Blake Boles

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This is episode 48 and today I’m here with Blake Boles talking about teens.

Blake Boles is a writer, speaker, and adventurer. He’s the founder of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?The Art of Self-Directed LearningBetter Than College, and College Without High School. He hosts the Off-Trail Learning podcast and has delivered over 75 presentations for education conferences, alternative schools, and parent groups. 

Adventure of the Week

We share our bike ride through farmland and how we are choosing to mindfully socialize with friends. 

Our Little Obsession

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Self-Directed Learning: We talk about how we can best support teens in their self-directed learning.

Video Games: We discuss what teens are getting out of gaming.

Connection: We go over what teens need in terms of connection with their peer community.

College Misconceptions: He explains what he means when he refers to college as our modern secular religion.

College Path: We cover if college is on the table for unschoolers and what the admission process or transition into college might look like.

Experience: We share some experiences outside of college that teens can launch through.

Dive Deeper

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Unschool Adventures

Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?

The Art of Self-Directed Learning

Better Than College

College Without High School

Off-Trail Learning Podcast

Reality is Broken

Lost Connections

The Nurture Assumption

Hold On to Your Kids 

The Conscious Parent

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