For the Love of Learning Epi#120
Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:30pm-9:30pm EDT
Monday, March 26, 2018, 11:30pm-1:30am GMT
Yafa Crane Luria
A discussion exploring issues, concerns and challenges specific to educating teens. We will approach the topic of educating teens from a variety of perspectives from within alternative education, holistic education, conventional education, social learning, emotional well being, sex positivity education and self directed learning.
Having a decade of experience connecting with families in schools, hospitals and non-profit organizations, Aparna Venkataraman is a parent coach, teacher, mental health advocate and motivational speaker. With her approachable nature, strong intuition and problem-solving skills,
she guides parents and children of all ages to empower themselves and build healthy
relationships with one another through effective communication, confidence-building and
lighthearted mindfulness techniques. She values authenticity, a kind nature, motivation, love,
compassion, gratitude and humor as key components of a beautiful life. You can reach her at:
Amy Edelstein, educator, author, and public speaker is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. She began her own mindfulness practice 35 years ago and spent many years in indepth exploration of contemplative and developmental philosophies and facilitating workshops around the world. In 2014, Amy established the Inner Strength Foundation to support inner city youth with the tools of mindfulness and systemic thinking. The flagship 3-month program has been officially designated as a CASEL social-emotional related program. Over 4000 teens in the Philadelphia public high school system have benefited from the 3-month training. She is author five books including the new release The Conscious Classroom: the Inner Strength System for transforming the teenage mind. More at: www.InnerStrengthFoundation.net
Kindle launch is April 11th of The Conscious Classroom, special 99cent price for that day too!
First and foremost, Sue has three grown unschooled “children” who are now 26, 24 and 21. She has had several careers over time, and moved frequently with the Air Force for over a 20 year period. Sue and her family have lived in many communities from San Antonio, Texas to Anchorage Alaska, from Dixon, California to Greensboro, North Carolina and many places in between. With each move, Sue and her family connected with families, parents and children joining multiple support groups, homeschool communities and finally started out her when none of the options available fit her family. Sue also frequented numerous conferences around the country, listening to speakers, meeting other families, sharing stories and becoming versed in the world of home education.
Through these experiences, Sue realized she was raising her kids differently from most parents.
Sue says that she didn’t start out as someone who knew she’d be a homeschooling mom. She didn’t read any books about it or subscribe to magazines on the subject. For all practical purposes, she considered herself a fairly mainstream soccer mom from the suburbs. But it didn’t take long to realize that school was not a good fit for her family. After trying out traditional homeschooling first, Sue and her family moved into a radical unschooling paradigm.
Sue now runs Unschooling Mom2Mom. Her Facebook group has over nearly 6500 members – and that’s just in one year! Sue is also the Managing Editor for The Homeschooler Post – now sharing articles online for free to help families learn more about learning and parenting.
Sue has a book about to be published called Homeschooled Teens – where she interviewed 75 teens and young adults from 15-39. Sue also has a coaching practice, where most of her clients are leaving or about to leave the school system but wanted a coach/mentor to help them through some of their own obstacles and get them on steady ground.
Sue can be reached for a free 20 minute consultation at SuePatterson .com
Yafa Crane Luria
Yafa Crane Luria specializes in helping ADHD families who have tried nearly everything and are still frustrated and confused by their child’s or teen’s Blocked but Brilliant brain. A true ADHD pioneer, Yafa is a 30-year veteran teacher and school counselor, a Positive Discipline trainer, and the author of the Mom’s Choice Award®-Winning book: How To Train Your Parents in 6 ½ Days and the Amazon Kindle Best Seller: Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors, and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD. Her newest project is “Our ADHD Revolution,” which inspires people to change the way the world sees ADHD. Fun fact: Yafa’s nickname growing up was “Mountain Goat” because she climbed EVERYTHING. She can be reached at her website: BlockedtoBrilliant.com
This episode is produced by Lainie Liberti
As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her website RaisingMiro.com and the alternative education & world schooling project she runs with her teen son at: ProjectWorldSchool.com. You can also connect with her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.
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