PAM LARICCHIA

Pam Laricchia, a long-time unschooling mom from Ontario, Canada, loves exploring unschooling and sharing the fascinating things she’s discovered about learning and parenting along the way. She hosts the weekly Exploring Unschooling podcast and is the founder of The Living Joyfully Network online community, bringing together unschooling parents to support and learn from each other.

Pam’s writing has been published in various magazines including Toronto Life, Natural Parent Magazine, Life Learning Magazine, and the Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning. She's also written five books about unschooling, most recently, The Unschooling Journey: A Field Guide. Her first book, Free to Learn: Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling Life, has been translated into French, Spanish, Hungarian, and Portuguese.

Join Pam to explore unschooling at livingjoyfully.ca.

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2021 CONFERENCE SESSION

SESSION: UNSCHOOLING THROUGH THE TEEN YEARS

We may have been unschooling pretty comfortably for years, connecting with our kids, having fun, and actively supporting them as they pursue their interests and passions. But then, our eldest approaches the teen years and all of a sudden we begin to worry. Is unschooling going to work through the teen years? YES! Join Pam to explore those conventional voices in our heads through the lens of unschooling and how we can actively help our teens during these wonderful years.

SESSION DATE: FEB 7TH. 

PAST CONFERENCE SESSIONS

CANHSCON2017

SESSION: THE ART OF UNSCHOOLING

What exactly IS unschooling? At its most basic, unschooling is learning without a curriculum, but once you begin to live it, you discover it is so much more. Join me to explore what unschooling parents do after they drop the curriculum, including ten helpful tips for your journey to unschooling.
CANHSCON2018

SESSION: THE VALUE OF RELATIONSHIPS FOR LEARNING

When I began unschooling my three children fifteen years ago, it wasn’t long before I came across the idea that strong relationships with my children were essential for unschooling—and learning in general—to thrive. At first, I thought, sure, that’s a worthwhile goal, but what exactly does that have to do with their learning? Well, that became clear over the next months and years as I continued to question the conventional wisdom around parenting and how children learn. Whatever your homeschooling style, I invite you to join me to explore why connected and trusting relationships with our children lie at the heart of their learning.