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Name: Lainie, aka "ilainie"

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    For the Love of Learning – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement – Epi#4

    February 25th, 2015

    For the Love of Learning Episode #4

    Show Title:

    Connected Families & Connected Learning

    Monday February 23, 2015 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
    Tuesday February 24, 2015 1:00 am – 3:00 am GMT

    Special Guests:

    Zahra Lightway
    Josha Grant
    Julie Bond Genovese

    Show Description:

    “TRUST CHILDREN. Nothing could be more simple or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.” ~ John Holt

    Tonight, we’ll be speaking with 3 amazing visionaries who combine connected parenting with connected learning. Each of the women on our panel tonight bring with them a unique approach to integrative learning.

    Bios of Tonight’s Guests:

    Zahra Lightway

    zahraZahra Lightway is famous for empowering parents to inspire their children to lead fulfilling lives through direct parent coaching and designing alternative homeschool programs.

    She was a public school teacher and administrator for 11 years, has a Master’s degree in Education Administration and founded her own school in Texas before changing direction towards helping parents create their own progressive programs.

    Websites:
    www.lightwayschools.org
    www.ourmissioninaction.com

     

    Julie Bond Genovese

    julieJulie Bond Genovese is an inspirational speaker, creative living coach, blogger, artist, unschooling mom and best-selling author of her award-winning memoir, Nothing Short of Joy, endorsed by Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup & Dr. Bernie Siegel. Julie has been featured on TV & radio including Anderson Cooper Live, NBC LX & Oprah.com. Being born a dwarf, with degenerative arthritis, was not the poison Julie originally believed – it became the cure. As she began to view her challenges as sacred choices made by the soul, everything shifted. Julie mentors spirit-led creatives on how to live outside the BS (Belief Systems,) use self-expression to transform life’s grief and energize ginormous joy.

    Web Site:

    Julie’s free 60 pg. ebook, “Release the Blocks So Creativity Rocks!” is available for download at her website www.nothingshortofjoy.com.

    joshaJosha Grant

    Josha Grant is currently a Clinical Mental Health Counselor working with families and children who have experienced developmental trauma. She is also a parenting and self-awareness coach who advocates using parenting as a tool for personal growth. She can be found at Compassion Focused Parenting on Facebook, facilitating parenting support groups and providing one on one consultations and counseling. As a mom of two teen agers who are facilitating their own education, she is constantly challenged to expand her own ideas about parenthood. She believes that compassion, for self and child, is the corner stone for parenting from the heart.

     


     

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    Lainie Liberti

    As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her websites and projects RaisingMiro.com, ProjectWorldSchool.com & follow her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.

    For full archives of this show and programming schedule, please visit:

    ForTheLoveofLearningShow.com 

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    For the Love of Learning – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement – Epi#3

    February 18th, 2015

     

    For the Love of Learning Episode #3

    Show Title:

    Travel as Education

    Monday February 16, 2015 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
    Tuesday February 17, 2015 1:00 am – 3:00 am GMT

    Special Guests:

    Rainer Jenss
    Nancy Sathre-Vogel
    Greg Denning

    Show Description:

    Tonight, we’ll be speaking with 3 amazing families, each who have transformed their family travels an educational experience. Each of these families have their own tales to tell. Nancy and her family spent 3 years cycling the Americas, starting from Alaska ending up in Argentina. Rainer, a former National Geographic exec gave it all up to travel with his family around the world for a year. Having traveled to over 60 countries and counting, Rainer is an authority on the subject of family travel and how it can be used as a learning tool. Now he has dedicated his life to bringing this message to the public, far and wide through founding the Family Travel Association. And finally Greg joins us to share his experiences traveling and living abroad as a family of 8. Since 2007. Greg and his family have traveled or lived in British Columbia, the Yukon, India, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica and many states in the United States.

    Bios of Tonight’s Guests:

    Nancy Sathre-Vogel

    Nancy bikeAfter spending 21 years as a schoolteacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel made the decision to leave her classroom in favor of a very different path. Together with her husband and children, she spent a total of four years traveling the Americas on her bicycle, including a jaunt from Alaska to Argentina. Raising and educating her twin sons on the road was a challenge not many have undertaken and many questioned but, in the end, was a successful endeavor. She now lives in Boise, Idaho where she works as a writer and metalsmith while helping her sons prepare for college.

    Website: www.familyonbikes.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyonBikes.org
    Link to Nancy’s book: Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel    
    & Nancy’s Amazon author page

    Rainer Jenss

    Bio Shot copyRainer Jenss is the President and Founder of the Family Travel Association. Before putting his professional expertise and personal passion to the ultimate test by traveling around the world for a year with his wife and two young children in 2009, Rainer Jenss was a Vice President and thirteen-year veteran of the National Geographic Society. As Publisher of National Geographic Kids from 2002-2008, Jenss helped transform the publication into the most widely read consumer magazine for children throughout the world. Prior to National Geographic, Rainer worked for CNN International and Business Traveler International.

    Since returning from the yearlong trip around the world with his family in 2009, Jenss has dedicated himself to be an advocate for family travel as an essential part of every child’s education. Having traveled to over 60 countries and counting, Rainer is an authority on the subject of family travel and how it can be used as a learning tool. During his family’s around-the-world journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic Traveler’s award-winning Intelligent Travel Blog, recognized as one of the Top 25 Family Travel Blogs by Babble.com in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, Rainer founded Smart Family Travel, Inc., an interactive media and marketing company dedicated to helping families enrich their children’s lives through travel. In 2012, he joined forces with Scholastic to direct a new family travel initiative and content development for the “Smart Family Travel” feature in Parent & Child magazine.  Jenss has also spoken at numerous travel conferences around the world.

    Rainer Jenss lives in Nyack, NY with his wife and two sons, ages 17 and 14.

    Website:  www.FamilyTravel.org
    Twitter: @FamilyTravAssoc

    Greg Denning

    IMG_0912From an early age, Greg faced some challenging circumstances. He grew up in a tough situation and left home by the time he was sixteen, where he was often faced with homelessness, hunger, loneliness and depression.  Yet as a result, he became firmly committed to creating a better life for himself — one filled with learning, love and meaning. Greg was able to make it happen through self discipline, voracious reading and hard work. He received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah in English Literature, but more valuable to him is the self-education he’s received since graduating from college, through personal study and travel. Greg has been traveling and living abroad with his wife and children (now 6) since 2007. They have traveled or lived in British Columbia, the Yukon, India, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica and many states in the United States (including one year in Alaska). He and his family are currently living in Costa Rica, for the second time. Greg and Rachel world-school their children, and Greg is an educational mentor for youth and adults, providing mentoring to further their educational and life goals, in both group and one-on-one settings.

    Web Sites:
    www.GregDenning.com
    www.WorldSchoolAcademy.com

     

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    Lainie Liberti

    As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her websites and projectsRaisingMiro.com, ProjectWorldSchool.com & follow her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.

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    World Schooling Talk Episode 9 [VIDEO]

    February 16th, 2015

    In this episode, Lainie speaks with world schooler and mom Sarah Etherington about her approach to world schooling and her project called:

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    Love of Learning Green – GLOBAL and her web site: sarahetherington.wix.com/lolgreenglobal
    We hope you enjoy this episode of World Schooling Talk.

    If you’d like to learn more about us, please visit http://www.raisingmiro.com and more information our world schooling project can be found at http://projectworldschool.com

    Also, if you are interested in joining our worldschoolers community on facebook, we’d love to have you. Please click here.

    Also, if you’d like to watch this web series in its entirety, please visit WorldSchoolingTalk.com

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    For the Love of Learning – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement – Episode 2

    February 10th, 2015

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    For the Love of Learning Episode #2

    Show Title: Changing education from the inside out.

    Monday February 9, 2015 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
    Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00 am – 3:00 am GMT

    Special Guests:
    Anna Thomsen
    Steve Hargadon
    Andrew Green

    Sir Ken Robinson wrote, quote:

    “The fact is, that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” 
    — Ken Robinson (The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything)

    In tonights episode we’ll explore some of the transformations being made to the educational system from the inside out.

    We have an incredible panel each with a different perspective, each with a unique approach, but all with one thing in common, the desire to transform the education system from the inside out.

    We’ll speak with Anna Brix Thomsen, a teacher who has adopted a philosophy of self directed learning from within the system and who shares much of her discoveries on her popular blog teachersjourneytolife.com. Anna calls herself “a guerrilla teacher by day and a social media activist by night”. She documents her journey daily on a variety of social media sites and contributes to a meaningful and transformative discussion about education. So welcome Anna!

    Also we’ll speak with Steve Hargadon, a long-time education advocate,  who among many achievements,  has pioneered the use of social networking in education and supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education networks.  He is the founder of The Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series and is currently producing an event in Ashville, North Carolina called  Reinventing Education: a “What If…?360″ Steve, we are so happy to have you here tonight!

    And finally meet Andrew, a father of two grown unschooled children who are both  currently attending university. Andrew is a well known passionate voice for change within the education social media landscape, an advocate for attachment parenting, self directed learning and a practitioner of herbal medicine. Andrew, I am so honored to have you here tonight as well!

     

    Anna Thomsen

    AnnaAnna Brix Thomsen is a teacher and host of the blog A Teacher’s Journey to Life. Anna has over 15 years of experience within the education system including an undergraduate degree in pedagogy and a graduate degree in educational sociology from Aarhus University in Denmark and Stockholm University in Sweden. She is a contributor to the working class think tank The Hampton Institute’s department of education and the independent online sociological journal sociologi.org. Current projects including an impendent publication in the International Journal of Progressive Education’s Handbook of progressive education. Anna calls herself “a guerrilla teacher by day and a social media activist by night”. She documents her journey daily on various social media sites to share her insights and contribute to a meaningful and transformative discussion about education.

    Links:
    http://teachersjourneytolife.com
    http://twitter.com/AnnaBrix
    http://instagram.com/annabrixthomsen/
    http://facebook.com/AnnaDestonianbrixthomsen

     

    Steve Hargadon

    steve-200x300Steve Hargadon is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founder and chair or co-chair of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the School Leadership Summit and the Global Education Conference, Library 2.0, the Future of Museums, Gaming in Education, and the Homeschool Conference.

    Hargadon pioneered the use of social networking in education by creating the Classroom 2.0 social network in 2007, and supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education networks, particularly for professional development. For the last eight years, he’s run a large annual ed-tech unconference, now called Hack Education (previously EduBloggerCon).Hargadon blogs, speaks, and consults on educational technology, and his virtual and physical events build community and connections in education, with 130,000 members and over 100,000 participant log-ins annually.

    Steve Hargadon has been the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, a regular co-host of the annual Edublog Awards, the author of “Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education,” and the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE). He have consulted or served on advisory boards for Blackboard, CoSN, Horizon Project / New Media Consortium (NMC), Instructure, Intel, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, MERLOT, Microsoft, Mightybell, Ning, PBS, Promethean, Speak Up / Project Tomorrow, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking. A number of corporations and organizations support his events, listed at Web 2.0 Labs.

    Links:

    http://www.stevehargadon.com/
    http://www.learningrevolution.com
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/reinventing-education-a-what-if360-event-tickets-15471253937

    Reinventing Education: a “What If…?360″ Event

    “The best way to predict the future,” Alan Kay said, “is to invent it.”

    Join us for this two-day opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues from the school, library, museum, and home learning worlds–and anyone interested in reinventing how we think about and facilitate learning. To sign up, go to http://reinventingeducationavl.eventbrite.com.

    This event combines the unconference format of Steve Hargadon’s Learning Revolution events with Matt Murrie’s better-than-TED “What If…?360″ format of short talks and action collaboration. We hope you will join us for an engaging, dialog-filled, highly-participatory retreat with lots of opportunities for deep-dive conversations.

    Andrew Green:

    andrew-green-writerAndrew Green has been an active environmental campaigner since the mid-80s, at which time he ran the largest Friends of the Earth group in London.

    He is trained in herbal medicine, reflexology, aromatherapy and Reiki and has extensive experience in nutrition. He has a self-sufficient vegetable garden, keeps free-range chickens and has a keen interest in cooking … particularly his own vegetables!

    Andrew also has a degree in Maths & Computer Science and worked in IT for 15 years. He still ‘keeps his hand in’, by running a small web design company. He is trained in herbal medicine, reflexology, aromatherapy and reiki and has extensive knowledge of nutrition for disease prevention, having volunteered at a holistic natural healing centre run by the renowned naturopath, Dr Shyam Singha.

    Andrew and his wife, Mary-Clare, home educated their twin sons, having practised attachment parenting with them – carrying them at all times and co-sleeping. The boys are now in their 2nd year at University.

    “In the mid 1908’s, I read four books which turned out to be completely life-changing for me –The Continuum Concept, by Jean Liedloff; Deschooling Society, by Ivan Illich; Birth Without Violence, by Frederick LeBoyer and Primal Health, by Michel Odent.

    I had come to realise that, the world could be different and that I wanted to play my part in helping to change it, with the real agents for change not Governments or any other large organisations, but people – individuals and small groups – concerned people, confident in their own power to effect changes that are needed and move us, slowly, imperceptibly even, but inexorably, towards a future fit for generations to come.

    But it is difficult enough to even make small changes in our behaviour, particularly when those changes might start to make us feel different from those around us.

    So, if we want to see real change in our world, the best way to start must be to bring up our children such that they are confident enough to not have to express the same opinions as those around them, able to question received opinion and accustomed to thinking differently.

    Of course, thinking ‘outside the box’ is always vastly easier if the person was never in a school, where that type of boxed-in thinking is encouraged, in some sort of mistaken idea that imprisonment in a box is valuable training for your future adult life.”

    As the late educator John Holt (who was a teacher, but became a staunch advocate of home-based learning) wrote:

    “I am convinced that no programme of social and political change that does not include and begin with changes in the ways in which we bear and rear our children has any chance of [saving the World]… The human race, after all, changes with every new generation, and only a generation or two of healthy and happy babies might be enough to turn us around.”

    Between website design work and his “real work” in the garden, Andrew is writing a book about holistic green thinking.

    Links

    http://www.andrewgreen.tk
    https://twitter.com/andrew_j_green
    www.andrewgreenassociates.com

     

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    Lainie Liberti

    As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her websites and projects RaisingMiro.com, ProjectWorldSchool.com & follow her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.

     

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    World Schooling Talk Episode 8 [VIDEO]

    February 9th, 2015

    In this episode, Lainie and Miro share their experience meeting an Ecuadorian unschooling family the day before.  We hope you enjoy this episode of World Schooling Talk.

    If you’d like to learn more about us, please visit http://www.raisingmiro.com and more information our world schooling project can be found at http://projectworldschool.com

    Also, if you are interested in joining our worldschoolers community on facebook, we’d love to have you. Please click here.

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    World Schooling Talk Episode 7 [VIDEO]

    February 5th, 2015

    In this episode, Lainie speaks with Susie about her path which led her and her son down a path of worldschooling and unschooling together. Susie Maguire is devoted to bringing more love into the world by every means imaginable and you can feel that through the conversation Lainie and Susie had!  Susie calls her learning style “Love Based Learning” and we absolutely agree! We hope you enjoy this interview:

    Susie was also on the panel of Lainie’s show called For the Love on Learning, which appears on the Conscious Consumer Network. Please see that video here: 

    Also, if you are interested in joining our worldschoolers community on facebook, we’d love to have you. Please click here.

     

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