For the Love of Learning Episode 86
Monday December 12, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
Tuesday December 13, 2016 1:00 am – 3:00 am BST
Skyler J. Collins
In tonight’s episode we’ll explore unschooling with 4 unschooling dads.
We’ve done shows in the past about unschooling, but tonight’s episode, we’ll explore unschooling from the father’s perspective.
What does it mean to be a father in an unschooling family? Do stay at home dads experience unschooling differently than those that work outside of the house? How do unschooling dads break free from the traditional roles and expectations society has placed on them? What unique set of challenges do unschooling dads face? The men on tonight’s panel will answer these questions and more.
Robert is a software developer by day for the US federal government, and by night he’s father and best friend to Rhiannon (10) and Alex (18), and hubby to Corinne. He’s a foodie and a technoweenie. He’s a Mac enthusiast and love to tinker with Operating Systems and Programming Languages (yes a self proclaimed geek). He also loves to learn new things all the time. That’s probably how he came to understand unschooling and introduce it to his wife.
Hamilton Carter’s childhood dreams of becoming an archeologist/novelist/physicist/adventurer morphed into his present-day life as a dad/science writer/post-physics grad student/electronics engineer, which is to say he’s accomplished all his life goals to date. As a kid, his love of comic books and sci-fi led him to science. He built a cyclotron in high school while hanging out with classmates who built linacs, Tesla coils, and linacs powered by Tesla coils. Having grown up in the mountains of south-central New Mexico, he enjoys hiking and camping with his family anytime he gets anywhere near a mountain. Not long after having his third kid, Hamilton found out he’d been unschooled without his knowledge. Now, having fully embraced his latent unschooliness, the whole family’s having fun with the philosophy roaming their San Francisco environs, and making friends.
Skyler J. Collins
Skyler J. Collins lives with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s a voluntaryist and radical unschooler. He enjoys reading, writing, and podcasting about anything on liberty, economics, philosophy, religion, science, health, and childhood development. He and his wife are committed to raising their children in peace and love, exploring the world with them, and showing them how to deal with others respectfully, and enjoy their freedom responsibly. He is the founder of Everything-Voluntary.com, a website dedicated to promoting several philosophies consistent with the voluntary principle, that all human relations should happen voluntarily, or not at all. These philosophies cover politics, economics, education, and parenting.
Main outlet for my writing and podcasting: http://everything-voluntary.com
Book on voluntaryism, Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting: http://everything-voluntary.com/book-ev
Book on spanking, No Hitting! A Short Guide on Why Spanking is Unnecessary:
Book on unschooling dads, Unschooling Dads: Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education: http://everything-voluntary.com/book-ud
Personal website: http://www.skylerjcollins.com
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/skylerjcollins
Kevin is a husband and father of three unschooled children. His love of life and people as well as his pursuit of freedom and experience has contributed to their family travels both domestic and abroad. The family lives in an RV. They travel the United States when they’re not in the jungles in Costa Rica, on the beaches of Nicaragua or atop the mountains of Peru. Kevin and his family believe that the only thing holding them back from where they want to go next is their passion, alignment and creativity.
Previously holding key corporate positions in sales, marketing and account management, Kevin currently celebrates a self-designed career as a consultant (Sabourin Consulting) entrepreneur (www.EquipmentSite.com) and as the Co-Owner of the Rethinking Everything (RE) conference.
Together with his wife and partner, Kelly, they have undertaken a number of “rethinking” topics including; marriage (vows), (natural) birth, immunizations, circumcisions, health, wellness, financial success and freedom and responsibility. Their desire to rethink led to the natural conclusion of joining the RE movement and, eventually, buying the business.
RE’s 19-year mission has been to offer people a safe space for intentional circles of conversation about issues such as unschooling, conscious parenting and family living, health and wellness, career development and conscious capitalism at its annual conference.
This episode is produced by Nina Downer
Episode Hosted by Lainie Liberti
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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