Tracy Talavera and Erika Ellis are unschooling moms who also host an unschooling book club! We dive into the flow of a typical meeting, going about choosing books, figuring out membership, what they’ve personally gotten out of being part of the book club, and lots more.
Questions for Tracy and Erika
Can you each share with us a bit about you and your family?
How did you discover unschooling and what did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
Can you give us an overview of your book club and an idea of the flow of a typical meeting?
You mentioned having an ice-breaker at the beginning of your meetings. I love that and would like to dive into that a bit more. What has your experience been with that aspect of your meeting? And can you share some ice-breaker examples that might help get the brainstorming juices flowing for people who might want to incorporate that with their group?
How do you choose a book? And how long does it usually take to cover a book? Like, do you usually do a book a month, do you go chapter by chapter etc—how does that flow?
Can you talk about the ins and outs of having the membership open vs being invite only? I’m thinking that, even if you start out open, as the club grows and the number of people participating in the group starts to bump up against the length of time you have for your meeting, you may end up considering shifting.
What have you personally gotten out of being part of the book club?
What’s something you love about the flow of your unschooling lives right now?
Links to things mentioned in the show
My new page for book clubs
Sandra Dodd’s website
Joyce Fetteroll’s website
The Facebook groups Tracy and Erika mentioned: UnschoolingMom2Mom, Unschooling Q&A, Radical Unschooling Info, South Miami Unschoolers
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