This course is for you if you are an entrepreneur and freethinker seeking to raise children who are a blend of confident autodidact and savvy resource utilizer. You want them to be the type of adults who will be able to discern when to be the technician and when to be the visionary. They will get to know that, in part, by watching you, so how can your habits as an entrepreneur help you raise amazing people? You’ll find out in this course.
This course is for you if you chose to do spiritually fulfilling work over working primarily for money. You value the series of moments called life, and therefore, you want to have enriching, rewarding life experiences. This value calls for you to step out of the passenger seat of your life and take a leadership role. You will explore your leadership style for that purpose, in this course.
This course is for you if the standard daily structure of rise-grind-push-repeat just doesn’t fit your flow. To fall in line with a 9-to-5 job, reserve real joy for weekends and vacations, and raise children who excel at following directions and end up in good desk jobs, is your idea of a wasted life. You want a richer experience. You want to follow your curiosity, and you want children who know how to turn curiosity into both income and impact. This course is designed by someone who is doing exactly that.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 24 lectures and 4.5 hours of content!
- Understand the premise and practice of unschooling
- Become aware of the risks involved in traditional parent-child dynamics
- Learn how to transition from convince to convey in parenting and in business
- How to simplify the unschooling practice
- How to be a more present and more fulfilled entrepreneur
- How to use your community and world to support your vision of free-range learning
- How to support your children's love of learning
- How to nurture creative expression in yourself and your children
- How to use your emotions to better serve your goals
Essentially, this course will give you ideas on how to integrate your unconventional work hours and unique needs/interests, with your experiences as a parent whose children call for attention, education, and a non-linear life.
My work is based on the core belief that we adults cannot keep using tools of oppression and expect to raise free people. Disrupting and deschooling from the practices that keep oppression in place, is precisely the work on which my workshops, essays, books, and podcast are centered. This work examines the ways that we’ve accepted coercive, emotionally and physically damaging habits as a normal part of adult-child relationships. With a focus on deschooling one’s self, decolonizing education, and exploring radical self-expression, the practice of raising free people challenges and informs us to push past coercion and fear, and walk toward a model for living with children that centers community, addresses social justice issues, and believes in trusting and respecting children.
"I took this course to learn the principles of Unschooling after reading a few articles on the philosophy. Our children are young (the oldest almost 5 years old), but my husband and I are starting to explore educational theories that are more in tune with our parenting than traditional school settings and curriculum. I loved Akilah's course because it blended resources with personal narrative, which helped me to visualize what this educational road might look like for us. While I appreciate having so many pieces of literature referenced (it's nice having someone else do the homework for me! This course is the ultimate study sheet for beginning Unschoolers), hearing how the principles apply to someone with similar cultural insights as my family really helped me to figure out how to proceed. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us, Akilah!"
- Vanessa Bell