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Episode 27: Blake Boles - Author of “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids To School?”

The Education Game with Matt Barnes and Dr Scott Van Beck

In this interview Blake Boles talks about the value of learning over grades as it prepares your child for college and life beyond school. Blake also gives parents two key takeaways from his book “College Without High-School”. Listen to the full episode to hear the transformative conversation with Matt and Blake Boles.

39mins

16 Mar 2021

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Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? | Blake Boles

The Jordan Paris Show

Blake Boles is a writer, speaker, adventurer, and advocate for self-directed learning. He has spent more than a decade working with unconventionally educated teenagers through the trip-leading company he founded, Unschool Adventures. Originally from California, Blake has lived and traveled across the world. His new book is called Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?. His previous books include The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Psychology Today, Fox Business, USA Today, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal. Connect with Blake on LinkedIn and visit blakeboles.com to follow Blake’s work and adventures.Join our new Growth Mindset University group on Facebook and meet other listeners: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthmindsetuniversityThis episode is sponsored by Tonor Microphones.

57mins

17 Aug 2020

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RLL #80: Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? with Blake Boles

Raising Lifelong Learners

In today's episode, Colleen speaks with Blake Boles, author of "Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?' about self-driven learning for our kids.

42mins

5 Aug 2020

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248: Off-Trail and Self-Directed Learning with Blake Boles

Leading Learning - The Learning Business Podcast

Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures, a company that gives self-directed teens and young adults—mostly unschoolers—an opportunity to explore cities all over the world. Well-known for questioning our traditional approaches to schooling, Blake is a thought-provoking speaker, host of the Off-Trail Learning podcast, and author. His books include The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, College Without High School, and the recently published, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?. In this episode of Leading Learning, Jeff talks with Blake about key concepts from his latest book related to alternative paths of education in K-12, a particularly relevant topic given the current disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss the importance of engagement, self-directed learning, and connection in young learners and how they inevitably impact adult learners. Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode248. 

40mins

21 Jul 2020

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Blake Boles - An Off-Trail Learner

The Essential 11

Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better 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. Blake and his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Travel, Psychology Today, Fox Business, TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal. In 2003 Blake was studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley when he stumbled upon the works of John Taylor Gatto, Grace Llewellyn, and other alternative education pioneers. Deeply inspired by the philosophy of unschooling, Blake custom-designed his final two years of college to focus exclusively on education theory. After graduating he joined the Not Back to School Camp community and began writing and speaking widely on the subject of self-directed learning. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions.  More places you can find Blake: Facebook - Follow Blake YouTube - Blake Boles

1hr 8mins

8 Jul 2020

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Blake Boles: Why are you still sending your kids to school?

StartEdUp Podcast

Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better 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. Blake and his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Travel, Psychology Today, Fox Business, TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal.https://blakeboles.com https://www.facebook.com/blake.boles

36mins

1 Jul 2020

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248: Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids To School? With Blake Boles

Tuff Love with Robert Kandell

Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better 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. Blake and his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Travel, Psychology Today, Fox Business, TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal. In 2003 Blake was studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley when he stumbled upon the works of John Taylor Gatto, Grace Llewellyn, and other alternative education pioneers. Deeply inspired by the philosophy of unschooling, Blake custom-designed his final two years of college to focus exclusively on education theory. After graduating he joined the Not Back to School Camp community and began writing and speaking widely on the subject of self-directed learning. In his previous lives, Blake worked as a high-volume cook, delivery truck driver, summer camp director, Aurora Borealis research assistant, math tutor, outdoor science teacher, camp medic, ski resort market researcher, web designer, and windsurfing instructor. His biggest passion is sharing his enthusiasm and experience with young adults who are blazing their own trails through life. He was born in 1982. 2:53 – What is unschooling? 4:21 – Blake’s background 5:30 – Facing biases and assumptions around conventional schooling 8:43 – Parents’ fears 15:31 – Games 18:18 – Alternative ways to develop skills 22:41 – Intrinsic versus external motivation 25:50 – Forcing children to attend school 29:08 – Fear of getting consent from children 31:41 – Considerations for parents Find Blake at: www.BlakeBoles.com As well as his podcast “Off Trail Learning”: www.OffTrailLearning.com/Podcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/Blake.Boles Twitter: www.twitter.com/BlakeBoles Don’t forget to grab your copy of the Amazon bestseller unHidden: A Book For Men and Those Confused by Them. It’s your easy-to-understand at-home guide to Robert’s living unHidden Framework. Get your copy today by visiting www.robertkandell.com/order OR, grab your free audio section of the book if you want to take it for a spin before you buy. And we promise this is NOT like movie trailers where they grab all the best pieces. Unhidden is pure relationship gold https://robertkandell.com/freeaudio Get More of Robert at: www.RobertKandell.com As well as: www.youtube.com/channel/UCA4BLzufNXxgKGUsLVDTnlQ Follows us at: www.facebook.com/robert.kandell www.instagram.com/robert.kandell/ Join the living unhidden Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/unhidden/

38mins

30 Jun 2020

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48: Teens with Blake Boles

Sage Family

Today I’m here with Blake Boles talking about teens. Blake is a writer, speaker, and adventurer who founded Unschool Adventures and wrote Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?. We go over self-directed learning, video games, peers, college, and experiences. Get the full show notes here: rachelrainbolt.com/podcast48 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 12mins

2 Jun 2020

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Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

Zero To Travel Podcast

Today's interview might make you question everything all over again. My friend Blake Boles returns to the show to talk about alternative education, one of the big perks of travel, advice around making an impact on the world with your work, why making things an adventure for yourself is so important, how the “moment” of a place determines your travel experience, a great long term strategy for making things happen, and so much more. Blake is an advocate for alternative education and he has authored several books, including a new one called, “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids To School,” which makes the case for helping kids leave school, chart their own paths, and prepare for adulthood at their own pace. You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here! Tune In To Learn:14:33 Educated Facts About The Current State Of Home Schooling 17:16 Biggest Myths and Stereotypes Around Alternative Education 24:51 Future Trends Of The World And Why To Consider Alternative Education 35:13 The Real Reason Schools Exist 39:07 What Is Appropriate Stress When It Comes To Travel 46:49 Curiosity Is Palpable 50:24 Wise Bit Of Travel Advice And Thinking 51:53 How To Make An Impact With Your Work 53:36 Advice To Crowdfund A Special Project 55:59 The Moment Of A Place 1:03:03 Is The Nomad Life For You And so much more

1hr 14mins

26 May 2020

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TPP 209: Blake Boles Asks Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School

TILT Parenting: Raising Differently Wired Kids

Author, speaker, and self-directed learning advocate Blake Boles talks about unschooling in the time of Covid-19 and his new book, "Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School."For more info, visit: www.tiltparenting.com/session209

42mins

17 May 2020

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