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May 2018

Aiming for the Ivies? Applying to College as an Unschooler

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mangrove

If you think your unschooler might want to apply to colleges at some point, it’s probably not too early to start looking into how the process works and what exactly the schools will want from you. As a college professor myself, I thought the application process would be a breeze for me to navigate, but that was far from the case! I’ll share what I have learned this year while helping my 17-year-old unschooled son prepare his college applications. Topics…

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So What Do You DO All Day? Or “Typical Unschooling Days”

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ironwood

One of the most common questions that unschoolers get asked is “What do you do all day?” Most people have an image of kids “doing school” at home with little desks, a dining room or spare bedroom converted into a “school room.” Most unschoolers I know, don’t do that. But what do they do? How do they do it? What does it look like? What does it feel like? And most importantly: How can I help you get started?

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Ask an Unschooled Teen Panel

May 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Mangrove

Come one, come all to the teen Q&A panel! Unschooled teens will give a brief elaboration of their Unschooling background, then be at the mercy of your questions. Questions like “How did you learn to read?” “What are the pros and cons of Unschooling?” “What did Unschooling do for you?” “How should I start Unschooling my child?” and “I’ve encountered ____ problem, how can I deal with that?” Especially if you are new to Homeschooling/Unschooling, we recommend you attend this…

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The Dreaded Questions: How will they…? But what about…? Even math?!?!

May 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Ironwood

Come explore with us those wonderful questions we have all heard from friends, family, and, yes, even random strangers. Here you will find reassurance that this path works, answers that have settled the fears of truly concerned loved ones, and some quips to shutdown Nosy Nellie! Most importantly though you’ll get support from long time unschoolers that, yes, if your child “needs” math, then they WILL learn math! PFA (Parental Failure Anxiety) is YOUR problem, not your child’s. Relax! Come…

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Aligning with the Soul: Unschooling Ourselves from the BS (Belief Systems)

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ironwood

More than any outer adversity, losses, barriers, or challenges, the inner BS that we’ve inherited from our society is a big block standing in the way of an awesome and fulfilling lifetime. By consciously questioning our beliefs, we open up to greater possibilities and empowerment. Carl Jung said, “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents.” The clearer we are on our own path, the more loving we can be as parents. No matter…

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Imposter Syndrome

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ironwood
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Harmonizing Our Relationships (with Partners or Kids) using The Work of Byron Katie

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ironwood

“The teacher you need is the person you’re living with.” ~Byron Katie. A conscious relationship (with ourselves, partners, kids or friends) is one of the most powerful tools for personal joy and spiritual growth. By recognizing when we project our painful thoughts & feelings about ourselves, onto those closest to us, we can begin to free ourselves from conflict. Relationships act as an insightful mirror of the denied aspects within ourselves. What we judge or ignore within ourselves, we’ll notice…

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Creative Writing Workshop for Beginners

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ironwood

Learning the craft of writing takes a lot of time, energy, and perseverance – and time spent in chairs. In this talk and workshop, you’ll learn terminology, point of view (and what you’re most comfortable writing), writing tips and tricks, ways to publish online, creating likeable characters and characters with depth, successful worldbuilding, and how to gain an audience (and fans!). Please bring paper, a pen or pencil, and creativity. We’ll practice positive feedback for those who want to share…

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Yes, My Son Lives in a School Bus: Supporting Our Childrens’ Dreams While Cultivating Our Own

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mangrove

In November of 2015, my son became the proud owner of a 2001 Thomas 72 passenger school bus. At first, I was in a bit of a shock-the fact that my 18 year old owned a bus, AND at the enormity of the project. Then I started reading bus blogs and searching out pictures of people’s conversion projects because *I* wanted a bus too! “Bussey-Bus” is not the beginning of the story; however, it is more like the middle. Join…

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Bus Build/Bus Life Roundtable

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mangrove

Join our experienced bus build panelists at our Bus Build Round Table for a lively discussion of all things relating to bus conversion. Share your stories, ask questions and meet other bus enthusiasts.

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