Category Archives for Unschooling


One way to do it

Just thought I would share this piece of communication from my son’s school.  he attends a middle school that has a unique focus on its approach to learning and character development and there is a lot I like about it. … Continue reading

04. October 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Learning, Unschooling | 1 comment

Dealing with the architecture of fear

Just read an article on how the fear of failure is the greatest thing holding back innovation in the business world. One reads these kinds of articles all the time. The essence is that unless we can let go of … Continue reading

07. August 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Conversation, Learning, Organization, Unschooling, Youth | 6 comments

Self-doubt and the bullying boss

Johnnie Moore posts a touching analysis of what drives bullying bosses in organizations.  Some recent research concludes that a perceived sense of incompetence can cause people to lash out against others. This has been my experience.  Our culture demands answers, … Continue reading

24. October 2009 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Leadership, Unschooling | 1 comment

Back at home, from the feed

My business year usually follows the wet seasons, running for September to June.  I’m finally back home on Bowen Island, relaxing and recovering, feeling rather burned out from a very heavy year of travel and work.  Here are a few … Continue reading

17. July 2009 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Emergence, Organization, Unschooling | Comments Off

Fear is relative

Last week I was working with an interesting group of 60 Aboriginal folks who work within the Canadian Forces and the department of National Defense, providing advice and support on Aboriginal issues within the military and civilian systems.  We ran … Continue reading

03. March 2009 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Being, Facilitation, Leadership, Learning, Stories, Unschooling | 7 comments


Photo by Nathan Ward Little elements that showed up lately: A beautiful periodic table of the elements by printmakers A reason why I love the web: Indian cooking on YouTube Johnnie brings it on with a great find on power. … Continue reading

10. February 2008 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Emergence, Facilitation, Leadership, Learning, Links, Music, Notes, Organization, Unschooling | 2 comments

Live blogging from STIA

Seattle, Washington Here at the Systems Thinking in Action conference doing a variety of things, including playing with my friends Teresa POsakony, Tenneson Woolf, Peggy Holman, Gabriel Shirley, Nancy White, Amy Lenzo and Anne Stadler.  We are together co-hosting a … Continue reading

05. November 2007 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Leadership, Organization, Practice, Unschooling | 2 comments

Ten finds

Photo by Jeremy I was out surfing this week… Integral strategies – a site in evolution Why I Never Hire Brilliant Men: “Does he finish what he starts? Geniuses almost never do.” Ouch. The new basis of power suits? Shirts … Continue reading

03. November 2007 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Leadership, Learning, Links, Notes, Organization, Practice, Unschooling | 1 comment

Man breaks mold! News at 11

I sat down this morning with my little pot of Dilmah tea to read friends’ blogs. This beats curling up with the Sunday New York Times or some other largely useless aggregation of pulp fibre. Much better to get the … Continue reading

28. October 2007 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Leadership, Learning, Unschooling | 2 comments

School: Socialized or Civilized?

It’s kind of an old debate, but the question of “socialization” seems to come up a fair amount when I talk about homeschooling with people who aren’t familiar with that way of life. Usually I give the half-facetious remark that … Continue reading

03. October 2007 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Unschooling, Youth | 1 comment

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