I Hear Voices Now

It’s been a while since I published anything.  My life has not been ordinary for the last couple years and finding the right words to describe my experience has been a challenge. I’ll try to keep it short, otherwise, this article will never get completed. In mid-2020, I had experiences which I, at first, believed…

21 days trailer after the war

21 DAYS: After the War

21 DAYS After the War In order to help young people transition from conventional schooling to self-directed education, I wanted to create a “boot camp” of sorts.  The incredibly unexpected result was not a camp… but instead, a game.  Specifically, Sagnik Roy and I partnered to write an “alternate reality” game that blends self-directed education…

My Connecticut

When I was 26, I took a photograph of the San Diego skyline at night. My purpose was just to capture an image that could be used for the homepage of the American Relight website. Through pure luck, I discovered I don’t suck. That was enough encouragement for me to feel confident enough to submit…

Making Self-Directed Education Accessible to ALL

Making Self-Directed Education Accessible to All Why? | Watch the Video | Browse Accessibility Solutions | Contribute “Accessibility” means very different things to different people.  In June 2020, I presented at the Alternative Education Resources Organization annual conference on the topic of Making Self-Directed Education Accessible to ALL.  Please enjoy the presentation and consider contribution to…

leave school what teachers can't tell you

My new audiobook app, ‘LEAVE SCHOOL: what teachers can’t tell you’, is finally available!

So excited to announce that my new audiobook app, ‘LEAVE SCHOOL: what teachers can’t tell you’, is finally available!  LEAVE SCHOOL helps teens who are frustrated by school to thrive without school by pursuing self-directed learning.  Get it at LEAVE-SCHOOL.com There are so many people to thank for supporting me in creating this project.  Though…

Using Technology to Facilitate Self-Directed Learning – my interview on the Learning by Living podcast

I was recently invited to appear on Gina Riley and Kevin Stuverson’s podcast, Learning by Living.  I discuss my work with the Peer Unschooling Network and a mobile application I am releasing soon called “LEAVE SCHOOL: what teachers can’t tell you.”   (Note that in the interview, I refer to the app as being called “Curricu-Dumb”…