For the Love of Learning Episode 61
Teen Girls Talk About Education
Monday June 13, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:00 am – 3:00 am GMT
Martha Zo Ryland
Special Co-Host and Co-Producer
On this all girls panel, we have girls with different educational backgrounds discussing what it is to be a girl and alternatively educated. The discussion is based around questions about community, the mainstream idea of homeschoolers, and the differences between being in public school as a girl and being home educated as a girl. This panel is one of our largest yet!
Gianna is eighteen, from Pennsylvania and a newfound world schooler. She has been homeschooled/unschooled her whole life. She is currently living in a travel trailer with her family and learning on the road. World schooling is a pretty new concept for her, but she is all about it so far!
Hi I’m Awdree, I’m currently 16 years old and have been unschooled for about 7 years now. I love working with horses and being outdoors/being active in general. Most of the time I’m either working, hanging out with friends, obsessing over my truck, or spending time with my horse. Currently I’m interested in equine chiropractics and hope to start college stuff for that soon.
Over the breadth of these last four years, I have been blessed to visit 32 countries on six continents, immersing myself in the living study of three languages. I have been able to invest into countless ancient cultures seeing and understanding the living comparison between what we hold to be our modern cultures and sub-cultures to hold a bigger view of the world today. I have met countless new people, sharing in their lives, who in-turn inspired me to share my very own life. This has resulted in my account of our journeywww.dreamtimetraveler.com and the way I see the world. It has been these experiences of love and generosity of being, that also inspired me to write my first full feature fantasy adventure fiction novel, Dawn of The Guardian, which was published on March 31st, 2016 in my hometown, Melbourne, Australia.
Many believe that to take such a journey you have to be made of cash, but the very opposite is the truth. We gave almost everything away in 2011. But it is not about the money; it is about your desire to reach out and take the first steps, and my parents and the world have taught me how to do this. With their love and guidance, they prepare me for a very different world.
Everyday, we as human beings, have a limitless capacity to give; it is our choice as to whether we do so. Giving through projects like the one my parents established, EnergeticXChange, and Impossible that our friend Lily Cole started, makes it all too easy to do so. This brings the world closer together and for now, my dream is to see and know more of this world and its people. Through the gift of our journey, I wish to generate the learning opportunities that will create the sustainable means for me to pave the way and share this wealth of experience with others.
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Hannah was homeschooled for the majority of her education until attending school for eighth and ninth grade. Homeschooling allowed her sister and herself to learn at their own pace about things that interested them. It also enabled her family to travel – something they all love. On one of their trips her family was fortunate enough to travel and volunteer in Ecuador and Peru for the entire school year when she was in tenth grade. Homeschooling gave her to opportunity to experience the world in a hands-on fashion and she is profoundly grateful for being homeschooled. In addition to being homeschooled, she is also a passionate runner, hiker, reader, baker, and loves spending time outdoors and with friends. Hannah is currently attending Clarkson University where she is studying Engineering and Management. Homeschooling has been a major part of her life and an important part of shaping who she am today.
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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