Speaker Category: Self-directed Education


Gayle Hanlon

Based in Ontario, Canada, Gayle is a home educating veteran of 30 years. Gayle has been instrumental in inspiring many families to feel confident and encouraged to begin and follow through on this journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. Gayle is the Principal at Agate Private School and the author of multiple workshops including Intro to …

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Heidi Steel

Heidi lives with her husband and four children in South East England. She is an ex-teacher turned unschooler who moved beyond the traditional paradigms of the classroom when she became disillusioned with the education system. For the past ten years, she has been unschooling her four children, who are happy living and learning as they …

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Ian Cunningham

Ian Cunningham is Founder and Trustee of the Centre for Self Managed Learning and the Chair of Governors of SML College. Through the years, Ian has been a professor, CEO of a business school, and company director.  He has published six books and over 120 articles and papers in areas such as education, learning, leadership …

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Juliet English

Juliet English

Juliet is an experienced home educator who is passionate about encouraging and empowering parents to educate their children with boldness and freedom. She is engaged in a number of initiatives which benefit home educators in the UK, drawing on her personal experience of educating her own 7 children, running groups, activities and conferences, as well …

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Peter Gray

Peter Gray

Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is author of Free to Learn (Basic Books) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th edition). He has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. …

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