Thursday, June 24, 2010

Back home, back to business!

One month from today is Learn Nothing Day. "The third time's a charm," they say. They also say "If at first you don't succeed,—try, try again." So wherever you are July 24, whatever you're doing, try not to learn anything. ("They" also say unschoolers won't learn anything. This is the annual attempt to prove that's possible.)

Two months from now I'll be in Sacramento, California, at the HSC Conference, where I'll be giving two talks and three workshops, or three talks and two workshops, or something. When I get there, I'll go where the schedule sends me. Kirby will be there too! August 19 - 22nd, 2010.

In March, I'll be the keynote speaker at the first UZOMA Black Unschoolers Conference in Atlanta. The schedule isn't set, but I think my main talk will be about how changing a life and changing a family changes the world. March 7th - 9th, 2011.

Between those, the much smaller, more informal ACE Festival, in Albuquerque, will be an opportunity for people to meet other unschoolers, and most notably the Daniel family from England—James and Julie and their son Adam. We will have a meet-up at the natural history museum (Adam loves dinosaurs), another day at Explora (hands-on science and children's museum) and a day at my house. February 7-10, 2011.

Slightly nebulous but happening for sure in 2011: I'll be in Pune, India, and in several places in the U.K. (Edinburgh definitely, and maybe France, perhaps). Vague dates, gradually coming clearer: India late January through February-somethingth. U.K. June through some-to-most of July.


Heather said...

Sandra you look so pretty in this photo. :-)

Sandra Dodd said...

Thanks. Jihong Larson took it. The sunset over the ocean was shining on me!

JoAnn said...

I agree, great picture. I lived in Scotland for 3years as a child and loved it. Would love to go back one day.

Miss K said...

India! That is really exciting. Will you be vacationing/lecturing/what else?

Sandra Dodd said...

Hanging out with unschooling families. There might be some discussions, but no "lecturing." I've met three of the moms (at my house, San Diego, and New Jersey) so that's pretty cool to be going where I will be met by familiar faces! And I've met some of the kids, too! And one of the dads.

Hema A Bharadwaj said...

Hey Sandra, that sand boat is awesome. We tried it at some beach we were at (also inspired by Kipper... who is a breakfast-time fave here). But the sand did not pack well enough. hema