Q&A With Unschooled Kids
For the Love of Learning Episode 71
Monday August 29, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
Tuesday August 30, 2016 1:00 am – 3:00 am BST
Special Guest Host
In this episode we are going to talk with a group of unschooled kids, ask them some questions, and have a great conversation and a lot of fun.
A basic definition of Unschooling is that unschooling is an educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.
We will be answering questions that we, as unschoolers, are often asked by people who don’t quite understand what unschooling is all about.
My name is Patrick and I am unschooled. I love to sing and dance, make music and make people smile. I also love to draw. When I grow up I want to own a restaurant, be a waiter at a restaurant and be a chef at a restaurant.
Alyssa Leahy is 15 Year old from Hackettstown NJ, who enjoys gymnastics, loves video games and everything Nintendo, and is very passionate about music. She plays guitar, bass, and ukulele, and is the bassist of the band Hangman’s Job.
James Leahy is an eleven year old from Hackettstown NJ, who enjoys martial arts, gymnastics, gaming and most of all music, he is the guitarist of the band Hangman’s Job and is a hardcore Pokémon Go player.
Makayla Chicktay is 9 years old she loves gaming and minecraft she wants to be youtuber its her dream she’s fully unschooled she loves making friends and she’s really friendly she’s more so a “at home” person she lives in South Africa most of her friends live in other places because she makes most of her friends online so she talks to them via skype
written by makayla herself
Makayla’s Minecraft Channel – ZakoraPlays
Emily and Marie Pearce
Emily and Marie Pearce are sisters who have been traveling the world with their nomadic family for the past 7 years, visiting over 30 countries. Emily is 12 years old and is an accomplished singer and songwriter, plays guitar and piano, and is currently selling her music on iTunes. Her other interests include make-up artistry, Irish dance, snow, and environmental studies. Her website is emilyonearth.com. Marie is 11 years old and enjoys gymnastics, math, digital art, Animal Jam, and playing with friends as much as possible. Her website is ridingabutterfly.com.
Sage Richards is a 10-year-old digital artist and language/culture enthusiast who mainly spends her time inside studying said things. She is a quiet and introverted individual who thinks outdoors is grossly over-rated, and enjoys joking around with those she is close to.
Marley Richards is a 12-year-old otaku with aspirations to become a bilingual voice actor and a vocalist within an idol group/unit. She also enjoys writing and designing characters as a hobby (because there are too many ideas in her head). She is currently attending Kpop College online.
Neil and Grace Karkhanis
Grace is 10 years old and never went to school until Sept 2015 when she decided to go to the South Jersey Sudbury School. She likes singing, dancing and doing art.
Neil is 13 years old and also did not attend school until Sept 2015 when he decided to go to the South Jersey Sudbury School. He likes performing in plays, politics and creating youtube content.
For the past 10 years, they have been spending their winters in Florida and summers in New Jersey. They love their dog, Buster and cat, Kitty – who also both travel back and forth between FL and NJ.
Martin Harvey-Olson is an unschooled kid who is all about creative expression through music. He has been following his passions for years – cosplay, art, martial arts, gymnastics, but most of all music. He has taught himself to play multiple instruments, and is working on mastering multiple musical styles and genres, although his favorite is Rock/Alternative.
As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her website RaisingMiro.com and the alternative education & world schooling project she runs with her teenage son at: ProjectWorldSchool.com. You can also connect with her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.
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