Unschoolers Platform 2017

We spent last week at the fabulous Unschoolers Platform 2017 conference at the Key Lime Cove waterpark in Gurnee, Illinois! It was the second year for the event. (See last year’s post.) There are several aspects that come together to make a successful conference, and this one had it all – friendly people, knowledgeable speakers, lots of opportunities Read More


Halloween in Mexico! Yes, they have it here too! We saw house parties, trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, plus HUGE crowds of people on Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen’s hot spot.  When asked to go trick or treating with some other worldschoolers kiddo needed an impromptu Halloween costume. This is what we figured out! He got a lot Read More

Columbus ships and King Tut exhibit

With unschooling and worldschooling, we’re learning from the world around us and through experiences, rather than via books, tests, and other formal learning opportunities (unless requested by the learner). To help facilitate this process, I try to keep an eye out for things that might present an opportunity to be exposed to new topics. You never Read More

Leading a discussion at Unschoolers Platform 2017!

I’m honored to have been asked to lead a discussion about worldschooling at the Unschoolers Platform conference at Key Lime Cove in Chicagoland in February 2017!! We really enjoyed the conference this year and are looking forward to going again. It’s always fun to be in the company of our fellow unschoolers, and the waterpark makes Read More

Unschoolers Platform

In mid February we attended a brand new unschooling conference called Unschoolers Platform (UP)!  The conference was held at the Key Lime Cove waterpark in the Chicagoland area. For the last three years we’ve attended the Unschoolers Waterpark Gathering (UWG) in Ohio and have loved it, so that was our baseline for what unschooling conferences Read More