Disco is Latin for “learn” – because home education should embody the kind of freedom and joy you see when people are throwing shapes on the dance floor!
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.
Who is DISCO for?
This course is for parents considering or doing Self Directed Learning at home – otherwise known as life learning or unschooling. 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 a few questions and concerns to work through before saying a full YES to that childhood!
Is DISCO for you?
- This is for you if you have an urge to unschool but feel nervous about leaping in.
- This is for the parent that knows there’s an education available to bring out the very best in their child and wants to embark on that journey feeling fully equipped.
- This is for you if you’ve been unschooling for a while but need re-invigorating, more support and more passion.
- This is for you if you are finding it hard to let go of fears and really trust your children.
- This is for you if you want to accelerate your own deschooling and deconditioning around education.
- This is for you if you want the time and space to face your fears and befriend them!
The DISCO pop up community of fellow travellers will give you the chance to ask the questions and imagine a different future for your family.
What does this course involve?
Four online classes, (these are not live but recorded for you to self-pace) downloadable worksheets and a Facebook community. The workshops are facilitated by me with a guest segment by Akilah S Richards.
Akilah S Richard – Guest Educator for Disco Akilah is co-founder of the Raising Free People Network, author of the book Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work and producer of the unschooling podcast Fare of the Free Child. Akilah brings her wisdom to Disco’s fourth workshop where she weaves together the links between deschooling, respectful parenting, liberation work and the practicalities of creating equitable unschooling spaces.
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Here’s the kind of goodness we navigate through:
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.
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.
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.
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!
BONUS: Disco provides the opportunity to enter a Membership Programme at the end where you get access to an incredible group of unschoolers and mentors who specialise in a range of unschooling hats including neurodiversity and creating unschooling collectives.
Prices are in USD.