What is Schoolishness? Exploring Ideas for Unlearning Oppression
An interactive lecture on the history, the presence, the threat, and some solutions to the one thing that constantly threatens liberation-minded leadership and caregiving–schoolishness. This is a discussion where you learn the definition, origins, characteristics, byproducts, and carriers of process-over-person centered ways of living and learning. This talk can be customized and expanded to a half-day or full-day format for organizations and corporations.
Unschooling and Deschooling as Healing Methodologies
An interactive leadership development talk about the ways that the principles and practices in unschooling and deschooling can intersect to form effective means for healing from schoolish, colonized relationships and self-care habits. This talk can be customized and expanded to a half-day, full-day, or two-day format for organizations and corporations.
How Minimalism and Unschooling Intersect
Sorting, shedding, unlearning, redefining, releasing, reframing–all those terms apply to unschooling and minimalist practices, and they’re worth exploring as a means of strengthening both practices. This workshop will illustrate the connection and give space for folks to come up with ways to honor both practices.
Personal Manifesto Creation Workshop: The evolution of the vision board.
Without clarity and confidence, vision boards and affirmations are merely busywork. Manifesto creation is meant to keep you aligned with the actions and choices that help you clarify and realize that vision from a deeply authentic space. Whether you want to stop people-pleasing, start a business, end a relationship, stop playing mediocre, or completely change the way you spend your days, a Personal Manifesto is essential. By engaging in this contemplative practice, you name your needs, state your purpose, and become a more active participant in your own joy. In this one-day workshop, we use self-inquiry, we name our emotions, we listen deeply, we explore honestly, and we use all of that to define our needs and intentions. This talk can be customized and expanded to a half-day, full-day, or two-day format for organizations and corporations.
Parenting Patois: Exploring liberation language in our families
What is patois? Patois is a term used to describe a blending of languages used to establish shared meaning and mutual understanding among people who do not speak each other’s primary language. In our context together, we will explore what it means to partner with children to make space to learn about their needs, and to express our own, without trying to force understanding upon our child, or to become passive as we attempt to ease tension by trying to fit ourselves into what we think will make children happy. Adults are bilingual; we speak oppression by training and we speak liberation by choice. This workshop will help you hold space to realize how many of us arrived at a parenting approach that centers parental controls (performance arts and power-over), and then to discover how we can get to collaborative, emergent, culture co-creation with our children. This talk can be customized and expanded to a half-day, full-day, or two-day format for organizations and corporations.
How to Focus on Learning:
During this interactive lecture, you’ll learn 10 key terms that will put participants on path for discovery and deschooling around how to support a self-directed learner. It starts with defining and giving examples of Self-Directed Education, branches out into the ten terms that will bring context, discussion, and smarter questions about transitioning from coercive education to liberated learning.
Raising Free People :: A Mad-Question’ Askin’ Cypher
A 90-minute live version of a 9-week workshop. We are challenging the things we held in our minds as true, getting to know the world through our own lenses, and seeing how we were participating in the oppression of our own people through our parenting, caregiving, and overall relationships with children. Raising Free People workshop is the space for us to apply what we’re learning* into the way we raise and relate to children. And into the way we support children in owning themselves. Key Question: How do I want to feel in my relationships with children, and what am I doing to stay aligned with my desired feeling? This talk can be customized and expanded to a half-day or full-day format for organizations and corporations.