For the Love of Learning Episode #6
World Schooling Explored
Monday March 9, 2015 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST Tuesday March 10, 2015 1:00 am – 3:00 am GMT
Darryl Kotyk Sabrina Norrie Jason Jenkins
For The Love Of Learning. Show Description:
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~Saint Augustine
The world is our classroom…. Tonight’s panel includes 3 families who believe that the world is indeed the greatest classroom and share their family’s personal experiences learning in the world.
Bios of Tonight’s Guests:
Pretty much everything Darryl does revolves around cycling. For over 5 years his cycling blog, Loving the Bike, has been a favorite digital media hub for bike lovers around the world. Along with this cycling lifestyle website, Darryl also co-hosts the Cycling 360 podcast (often ranked as #1 on iTunes) and is one of the founders of the popular weekly Twitter chat called #bikeschool. On top of it all, he’s the proud owner of the Caribbean’s first and only bicycle cafe – Mocha Spoke.
Darryl is a bone fide social media warrior who loves meeting and interacting with cyclists from all over the World. A native of Canada, Darryl realized that he needed to relocate in order to cycle year round so he uprooted his family and moved them to Austin, Texas….and then again to Grenada, West Indies.
When not hard at work juggling all his cycling sites and business, this devoted husband, father of three, and avid cyclist can be found riding those crazy island roads of Grenada, or conversing with clients and fans on social media, and so many other funky cool places.
Websites: http://lovingthebike.com http://mochaspoke.com http://cycling360media.com Facebook facebook.com/lovingthebike facebook.com/mochaspoke facebook.com/cycling360 Twitter twitter.com/lovingthebike twitter.com/mochaspoke twitter.com/cycling360
After the birth of her daughter in 2011, Sabrina and her husband challenged the way the were living. They wanted to simplify, but energize their lives with more freedom, flexibility, happiness and time spent together. So, they reexamined everything and took a leap. Sabrina left her job to be with their daughter, while she and her husband sought more flexible income moonlighting on entrepreneurial ventures.
Over time, Sabrina was introduced to and inspired by the unschooling and worldschooling approaches. It was such a natural fit for they way they parented and the way they were now living life. They loved the idea of learning as ageless, self-directed and filled with opportunities found everywhere. It was so intuitive and was happening right in front of their eyes. They saw the world as their daughter’s “classroom” and her as a sponge, taking in one enriching experience after another. As each day was filled with adventures big and small, near and far, with others or alone, Sabrina started family+footprints. It blended her longtime love of travel with her new found love of world schooling, all through the lens of their unschooling family.
In sharing their adventures, Sabrina hopes to give back some of the inspiration she received on her own journey to happiness. Sabrina wants interested families to feel just as comfortable stepping off the beaten path and to see the world as their own child’s “classroom” – whether that’s in their backyard or halfway around the world.
Jason Andrew Jenkins
In September, 2013, he and his wife quit their desk jobs, pulled the kids out of school, left Japan and began an experiment in homeschooling, remote working and long-term family travel. He writes about their triumphs, disasters and other discoveries at www.AnEpicEducation.com.
Web Site: www.AnEpicEducation.com eBook: www.TokyoWithChildren.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnEpicEducation Twitter: www.twitter.com/an_epic_edu Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCIyPcR7vNBF8ODKbKyJAIig/videos Google+: www.plus.google.com/+Anepiceducation/videos Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/anepiceducation
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