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Off-Trail Learning

93 EpisodesProduced by Blake BolesWebsite

Interviews with innovative educators, self-directed young people, and others who think differently about learning, teaching, and schooling. Hosted by Blake Boles (blakeboles.com), author of "Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?" and founder of Unschool Adventures.

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From Unschool to School to Unschool: A Conversation with Nikiah Childs

Nikiah Childs grew up in elementary school, unschooled for 6 years, went back to a performance arts charter school, and then left school again to unschool her senior year.

Now 23 and graduating from college, Nikiah and I discuss:
- the motivations behind her transitions
- pursuing her passion for dance
- her fear of having fallen behind in math due to unschooling
- the pros and cons of high school
- how adults treat unschoolers versus high schoolers
- the surprising awesomeness of community college

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Provide feedback or suggest new topics/guests anytime by emailing yourstruly@blakeboles.com.

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