Consultations and training for families, educators, and small teams to improve their self-direction skills and group dynamics. First, fill out the form below to start with a short conversation to identify your needs. Then come back and book the best service for your needs.


•   Help start-up partners establish good organizational practices

   •   Support existing teams in identifying their shared values and goals in order to establish basic operating agreements

   •   Lead teams through an intentional shift in the culture of their work group

   •   Give teams the tools to continuously manage and improve their group dynamics

   •   Facilitate teams' development of effective protocols for conflict resolution


• Guide parents through a process of early-stage deschooling

   •   Counsel parents with emerging deschooling issues 

   •   Support unschooling families (parents and children) looking for conflict resolution tools based in consent, respect, trust, & responsibility instead of authority and manipulation

   •   Help educators wanting to modify their practices in order to increase student autonomy

   •   Partner with educators wanting to develop a happier classroom culture

Professional facilitator | Self-directed Education practitioner

Anthony Galloway Jr operated in the field of education for 10 years and has experiences in after-school programs, summer camps, collegiate mentoring, Democratic Free Schools, Montessori, and Sudbury schools. Currently, he serves as Co-Director and Facilitator at The Heartwood School, an Agile Learning Center located in Atlanta, Georgia he co-founded in 2016.

He sought out to start a school like Heartwood in order to work towards solutions to the issues that arise from the structures of inequity that he sees are plaguing our current education system. To be blunt, he does not want to be an agent of the assimilation and devaluation machine that oppresses Black, Brown, & First Nation families. Anthony's radical vision for schools and education focuses on creating enriching communities with experiences driven by the learner's interests.

Not wanting to perpetuate more of the same as it relates to education & inequality, Anthony is passionate about the school's sliding-scale tuition and taking students through social-justice and service-learning education modules. He also really enjoys facilitating productive team meetings that are intentional about forging healthy group dynamics and organizational culture. He practices this with students, staff, parents, board members, nonprofit leaders, and even his roommates. Lately Anthony has been coaching founders of education startups through the fellowship programs offered by 4.0 Schools.

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Initial Interview & Assessment Call

30-minute assess + schedule

30 minutes to allow me to get a fuller picture and deeper understanding of the assistance you need and how I could best serve you, your family, and community. We will identify goals, plan out how our sessions will go, and create a meeting schedule.


For Parents & Families

Deschool Coaching & Family Meeting Facilitation

50 to 60 minutes - These sessions are designed for parents and families that are entering into or want help navigating their self-directed education journey. We will discuss your family's unschooling experiences and talk through your deschooling process. We can address any questions, concerns and challenges you're facing.

Please understand that not every question will have a ready, simple answer nor will every challenge have a proven solution. What I can offer is deep listening, thought partnership, and insights informed by my time experiencing, facilitating, and otherwise supporting the deschooling process. 

I can also serve as facilitator for family meetings. I will guide you through the Change-Up process that is used for culture and community and management in many Agile Learning Centers. As many adults step into and navigate the waters of deschooling, the process of releasing power over our young people can be difficult.

Holding space for various participant's needs, experiences, and values while trying to compromise and find mutually beneficial solutions can be difficult when you are also participating with your own set of NEVs. In these cases a skilled and dispassionate Facilitator can be of great use in balancing it all out and generating new agreements that nourish the relationships amongst the group's members.


For Educators & Start-Up Groups

60 to 75 minutes

These sessions are designed for individual educators, small teams & work groups, and collectives of people looking to start up a learning community. In these sessions we can discuss how to incorporate more unschooling and self-directed education into your particular community and practices as an educator.

For work groups and teams, whether you are already up and running or trying to launch, I provide coaching and facilitation to establish and improve your dynamics and community culture. I will guide you through the Change-Up process that is used for culture and community management in many Agile Learning Centers. This can serve as a way to better handle conflict that has come up and that will arise as you navigate your venture together.

Additionally, if your group is looking to center self-directed education as a tenet of your learning community, we can discuss how to build that into the operations and programming.