Rethinking Compulsory Education: Agency-Based Education Video #1

With the holidays over and the New Year starting, many of us are getting back into the rhythm of a school routine. January is a great time to make changes in your children’s education. I have fond memories of my dear friend who I have known for over 15 years, emailing a bunch of me and my girlfriends a year ago at this time, asking us about how to get started homeschooling.With the public school semester break coming up in the middle of January, she was ready for a change.

She had known that a bunch of use are dyed in the wool homeschoolers over the years but we didn’t pressure her into it. It was reading the Duggars book that convinced her to homeschool. Now she wanted to learn more about the “how” of doing it.  Of course, I jumped at the chance and put in my .02. Whether you homeschool or not, I urge you to watch the above video and learn about the difference between compulsory education and agency-based education and think about what you can do to implement more agency-based education in your home. The above video is by Oak Norton and gives a brief intro into what agency-based education is. I will be featuring one video a day from the Agency Based Education conference that Oak hosted lasted November. 

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