This week, I’m sharing the second part of my recent conversation with Jae Williams (you can listen to the first half here). Jae is a former teacher and new unschooling dad of two young children. We first spoke about a year ago, right at the start of his deschooling journey. It was great to catch up with him and to hear his reflections about what he’s discovered in the last year.
Jae talks about the moments when he wonders if he’s doing enough as an unschooling dad to support his children’s learning. We dive into some ways to support an interest in math and what that can look like outside of the school environment. Jae shares what has surprised him most about unschooling, including the value of slowing down.
Jae’s observations are insightful and his curiosity about life and learning is inspiring!
Questions for Jae
When we connected to set up this call, you mentioned you’d like to talk about the question, “Am I doing enough as an unschooler?” It’s a good question, one that I think can be valuable to ponder at various points on the journey. What’s your experience with it?
What has surprised you most about your unschooling journey this last year?
What is your favorite thing about the flow of your unschooling days right now?
Things mentioned in the episode
EU290: An Unschooling Journey with Jae Williams, Part 1
EU331: An Unschooling Journey with Jae Williams, Part 2
Jae’s YouTube channel, BlackDad, and his recent video, Stay at Home Dad Gives Raw Honest Take on Unschooling
EU141: Growing Up Unschooling with Alec Traaseth
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