I just completed the second shoot for the film, spending a couple of balmy days in Los Angeles capturing the story of another inspiring adult unschooler who throughout his life has followed his passion and is currently in a career that allows him to continue doing what he loves doing best. He’s an amazingly creative person and meeting him and hearing his story was particularly fun for me personally as we have a lot in common and share very similar passions and interests. Needless to say, a large amount of time between our interviews and capturing other footage was spent talking shop and trading creative ideas.
I think it’s safe to say we inspired each other.
Next month, I’m headed to the East Coast for interviews with a couple more adult unschoolers but in addition, I’m also going to be spending time with the founder of an organization that offers incredible alternative educational opportunities for young people of high school age. The motto on their website says:
“If you choose to leave school, you can go to college, find meaningful work, fulfill your dreams and have a great life. Learning is natural, school is optional”
It’s going to be a really interesting trip and I’m excited to learn more about what they do and see firsthand the results of their program.
Thanks for all your support, and for following along
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I am so excited about this film. It was Class Dismissed that opened my eyes to the world of home education and I am now hungrily reading books about it to find out more.
The latest update made me wonder something about the new film. It is so inspiring to see brilliant examples of people who have had a successful experience of home education and have gone on to have great careers, etc. I wonder whether you are planning to address the other side – there must surely be cases where home education has not been a good fit, where parents have taken an unwise path, etc. Are you planning to include material concerning these cases? For me, at least, finding out what not to do is equally important to finding out the generally recommended approach and what has worked well – sometimes more so.
I’d be interested to hear of cases in which, for example, access to higher education has been a problem, for what reason and how this was addressed. That sort of thing.
Very best wishes for the remainder of the project
Hi Alexi, thanks for your comment. You raise a very important point – not everyone who homeschools or unschools is “successful” or has a great experience and I intend to look at that side too. Another aspect I hope to explore in the film is what does it mean to be “educated” and what does it mean to be “successful.” Thanks for your support and I look forward to sharing the film with you when it’s finished.