How to Focus on Learning
This is a supporting resource for adults to go through the rationale, the benefits, the urgency, and the solutions inside of, a life that gives a child the room to own their educational journey, and to understand themselves as lifelong learners, and not merely temporary students who need to impress adults in order to feel validated and purposeful.
In How to Focus on Learning ( #HFLwebinar) you’ll learn 10 key terms that will put on you on path for discovery and deschooling around how to support a self-directed learner. We’ll start with defining and giving examples of Self-Directed Education, and then branch out into the ten terms that will bring context, discussion, and smarter questions about transitioning from coercive education to liberated learning.
Dr. Sundiata is an educator and a social innovator. He is the co-founder of GROW, a Self-Directed Education Learning Community, host of The Race Haven Podcast which models solutions-focused dialogue about race relations in America, and the creator of a video series called Indivisible. Indivisible explores the origins, finds the systemic flaws, and provides examples of sustainable solutions to problems found in our current social, political, & economic systems. Dr. Sundiata’s work and solutions-focused beliefs are rooted in Systems Thinking, a way of solving complex problems through seeing and honoring the interconnectedness of the dynamic natural systems that comprise our world.
Akilah S. Richards is an unschooling podcaster, writer, and founding board member of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her work both challenges and encourages social justice minded people to explore privilege and power in their relationships with children. In her own family, Akilah, her partner, and their two daughters, use unschooling as a tool for decolonizing education and liberating themselves from oppressive, exclusive systems. Find her conversations and commentary at Fare of the Free Child Podcast where Akilah supports, connects, and highlights people of color designing their own liberation through Self-Directed Education and love-centered community building.