A high school dropout and author of five books, Ben is known nationally for his advocacy of “immersion learning,” which encourages parents to honor their children’s innate love of discovery and knowledge, restoring confidence, resourcefulness, and reverence for both the human and the wild. A dynamic and thoughtful speaker, Ben has inspired thousands of families to embark on a meaningful path toward redefining not merely the process of learning, but childhood itself.
Presentation Description: Ben’s presentation is based on his experience as the parent of two boys, ages 10 and 13. Both of Ben’s sons are educated at home and in their community, via a process Ben calls “immersion learning.” Ben will discuss his family’s path – both its joys and its challenges – and provide tangible ideas for parents to implement immersion learning in their family, whether their children are homeschooled or not. Expect to be challenged, engaged, and inspired.