Unschooling: making the world our classroom | Lainie Liberti & Miro Siegel | TEDxAmsterdamED





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Published on Apr 21, 2016

Mother and son duo Lainie Liberti and Miro Siegel (16) have taken an approach to education that is beyond what many people can even imagine. They call it: Worldschooling, a form of “Un”schooling that means their family learns through travel and experience, without any traditional classrooms or curricula.

A growing number of people around the world are experimenting with worldschooling and unschooling, especially since the rise of online and remote work and learning opportunities. In their talk, Lainie and Miro will share their experiences and passion for worldschooling and alternative education.

In 2008, Lainie Liberti and her then 9-year-old son, Miro, began the process of redesigning their lives, with the dream of spending stress-free quality time together. After closing her branding and PR business, selling and giving away all of their possessions, the pair hit the road for a permanent adventure in mid 2009.

Seven years, 16 countries and many personal changes later, Lainie & Miro continue to slow travel around the globe, living an inspired possession-free-lifestyle, volunteering and learning naturally. They are both following their interests on the road, as the planet has been transformed into their classroom. Often you will hear Lainie say, “we are blessed to be accidental unschoolers,” who has become an advocate for “life learning” at any age. In fact, Lainie & Miro have taken this philosophy to heart and are producing a series of teen oriented retreats around the world called Project World School.

Miro is an intrepid 16 year old who is indefinitely traveling and experiencing what the world has to offer with his mom. After traveling for over 6 years, he’s been gifted with the opportunity of learning about the countless cultures that dot this planet with color. Miro has been worldschooling for a third of his life, and would have it no other way. Currently writing a collection of short stories, he spends most of his time tapping away on his keyboard or reading, although sometimes a day of footie pajamas and video games is called for. Miro has dug into his interests such as botany and mythology and has practiced them to some extent.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


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