Freedom Education: A Course in Life & Homeschooling

Freedom Education: A Course in Life and Homeschooling was created and offered in early 2019 on the Patreon platform.

The course is now “closed” to new content, however all three month’s worth of existing course material remain available on Patreon for self-paced study.

To access the course, support my Patreon at the $20 USD/month level and you’ll have immediate access to the entire three month course. You can cancel your support at any time. I suggest you make your $20 payment, download everything and cancel your support. Eventually the entire course will be housed here, on my blog, for free. I just haven't gotten around to doing that labour.

Freedom Education is for parents who:

  • want to create an “it’s not school-at-home” learning environment that’s the best fit for their family.
  • want to feel confident in the work they do as homeschoolers.
  • want to foster a “love of learning” home environment that develops not just academic knowledge and growth, but strong relationship with each other.
  • need super practical tips and solutions for making their homeschool desires and dreams come to life.
  • need help supporting, guiding and directing a kid that doesn’t fit the mold; a child with a learning disability or obscure interests. You know, the quirky, cool kids.
  • need help with hands-on solutions for managing their home and their kids’ education.
  • want to provide a rich home learning environment where everyone’s needs, including the homeschool parent, are met.
  • want to nurture and support their child’s innate interests while making sure their child develops and grows academically and holistically.

Freedom Education teaches you how to hone your own philosophy of education and build a homeschool practice in alignment with who you are and who your child is. (Relationship always comes before ideology. Maybe I should have called it Freedom-Relationship Education!)

Freedom Education Course Outline

  • What is Freedom Education?
  • What is a philosophy of education and how do you create one?
  • Living a life of big dreams with small steps. (Or, doing the Next Right Thing.)
  • Tools and perspectives to define your family values, priorities, and goals for home education.
  • How knowing your kids, knowing yourself and understanding how personality affects everything.
  • A framework for stages of learning and using structures and systems (for home and education) in-line with each stage.
  • How to create your own curriculum and explore and implement many diverse learning methods.
  • How to plan, keep records, and assess learning.
  • Understanding motivation, do we choose love or fear?
  • Nurturing motivation in our children.
  • Living and homeschooling courageously.

Teaching is delivered with video instruction, handouts, and supplemental materials, designed to encourage and support a deep-dive into the theories and practice of interest-led, self-directed, relationship-based learning and parenting.

This course has a unique mix of practical application, personal stories, psychological discussion, and philosophical considerations. We don’t just talk about homeschooling, we explore our biases, assumptions, and beliefs about education, relationships, and family life.

Homeschooling is more than providing an education at home. It's how you learn, live, and love as a family. The how is as important as what.

The purpose of a freedom education is to grow an individual who is free to serve, free to love, free to flourish and bring their best to the world.

This course will support you in that journey by helping you think critically and creatively about the foundation and application of lifelong learning and loving relationships in our homes.

Visit Patreon to access the materials.

Cultivating the courage to change the world within our homes by how we love, how we live, and how we learn.