Playing The Game of School
John Taylor Gatto said it best, so we'll let him say it here: "I don't think we'll get rid of schools anytime soon, certainly not in my lifetime, but if we're going to change what is rapidly becoming a disaster of ignorance, we need to realize that the school institution "schools" very well, but it does not "educate" - that's inherent in the design of the thing. It's not the fault of bad teachers or too little money spent, it's just impossible for education and schooling ever to be the same thing."
Education and Schooling. Two things that we are taught to believe go hand in hand, yet, what if they are polar opposites?
In this Home Education Master Class, you'll hear from someone who has "played the game" of school at every level, and has come to find that it is, indeed, the antithesis of the way we were designed to learn and grow.
From diving into what education truly is and what it should be for, to eradicating erroneous myths and navigating the "how-to's", Matt Beaudreau takes you on an often intellectually comforting yet emotionally triggering conversation regarding home educating at a high level.
EP1: The Game
By the age of 5, Matt learned that school was a game. Additionally, he quickly realized that winning the game does not necessarily lead to success in life. As we begin to consider Home Education, we need to understand the “system of school” and its original intent. Matt will show us how to not...
EP2: What Is Education For?
As we get into the How-To’s of Home Education, it’s first important to identify the “why”. Most of us have been told that traditional schooling is the only way to get a good education. But what if there was, not only another way, but a better way.
EP 3: Myth Busting
There are many reasons why not to pursue Home Education…or are there? We’ve all heard, or have said, these common myths: What about socialization? Am I really qualified to teach? How do you determine Grade Level? What about college? How do I adhere to State Standards? How do I know what Curri...
EP 4: The Parent Role
“I’m not a teacher” is one of the major concerns in starting the Home Education journey. The good news - you don’t have to be. As a parent, you are an educator. You lead by example in your home as you continue to pursue an education for yourself. Instead of a task to be completed, education ...
EP 5: Prioritizing the How-To's
Building upon the 4 C’s, Matt break’s down and prioritizes the 5 main components needed in your schedule to create a world class education.
By changing the schooling mindset, and eliminating the associated fears, we can utilize the following "hacks" to jump start our journey into home education...
EP 6: Keeping Score
In any game, there is always a score that allows us to quickly see if we are winning. Naturally, in our home education, we need to know what things we need to keep track of. While each state has different legal requirements, resources such HSLDA.org can be used to find out more of what is neede...