Disco – embarking on your joyful self-directed learning journey

7 January, 2020

Are you drawn to the unschooling life but feel overwhelmed by the prospect? Enter this safe space to go deeply into your motivations, address your fears and resistance and become excited about the possibility of a life with your kids at home, learning in a self-directed and curriculum-free way. 

This is for the parent that knows there is a an education available that will bring out the very best in their child and wants to embark on that journey feeling fully equipped. You have imagined a different childhood for your kids, one where they feel able to grow into exactly who they are rather than squeezed into a box, one where their energy and creativity has full expression, where their rights and dignity are upheld, but you have just a few questions and concerns to work through before saying a full YES to that childhood!

This pop up community of fellow travellers will give you chance to ask the questions and imagine a different future for your family. This course is for parents considering Self Directed Learning at home – otherwise known as life learning or unschooling.

This course involves weekly online classes – these are also recorded and able to be viewed by those unable to attend at the time – and downloadable worksheets and a Facebook community allowing individualised hand holding!

Week One
Sunday February 2nd 8pm – 9:30 pm UTC
(Monday 3rd February 9am NZT!)

In Week One we put your firmly on the map, so you know where you are, where you want to go and how you are going to get there! We begin to explore any fears and resistance, to clear the way for imagining a different future. We take a brief historical tour of education and start to understand why we so deeply yearn for something different for our family.

Week Two
Sunday February 9th 8pm – 9:30 pm UTC
(Monday 10th February 9am NZT!)

We discover how children learn and why traditional schooling is failing our children. We bed down in our understanding of how unschooling supports learning and see the unique ways the unschooled child ends up with all the important stuff from a traditional curriculum under their belt. We address one of the most common fears around self-directed learning – learning to read. This module is designed to help you feel more confident when responding to concerns from family members about your choices.

Week Three
Sunday February 16th 8pm – 9:30 pm UTC
(Monday February 17th 9am NZT!)

In Week Three we take a macro look at the importance of re-imagining childhood and education. Why are we trying to solve 21st century problems with 19th century education models and curriculum?  What are the kinds of skills children are going to need and how can we facilitate our kids having access to them? Module three will strengthen your resolve in the power of self directed learning for a better future, and your desire to have a child able to contribute to it.

Week Four
Sunday February 23rd 8pm – 9:30 pm UTC
(Monday 24th February 9am NZT!)

In our last week together we look at the practical aspects of self directed learning at home and how people make this work in different circumstances. What are you going to need and how are you going to access it? I introduce the “Four C’s” of successful unschooling. You lean in to your vision of yourself as an unschooling family and finish with the fuel to achieve it!


Disco - embarking on your joyful self-directed learning journey