Category Archives: Cast

the cast of Schoolhouse Rocked features well-respected experts in the homeschooling community, from authors and speakers to curriculum publishers and experts on giftedness and teaching special needs students. The movie features college professors, faculty, staff, and admissions counsellors, and homeschooling families just like yours.

Josh Tolley on the set of Schoolhouse Rocked – Live

Josh Tolley on the set of Schoolhouse Rocked – Live

We had a great time interviewing Josh Tolley for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution. One of the themes that has been repeated often in our interviews for the movie is that homeschooling gives families the opportunity to create healthy family businesses, and that Involving your children in the business and family economy grounds their education in real-life principals. Josh’s message of entrepreneurship serves homeschooling families well, and Josh and his Purple Monkey Garage mechanics are out on the road helping families to put this idea into practice, by “fixing businesses, repairing lives”, through his book EVANGELPRENEUR and the great training from Purple Monkey University.

Schoolhouse Rocked Official Trailer, “REST”

Schoolhouse Rocked Official Trailer, “REST”


There’s a new OFFICIAL TRAILER for Schoolhouse Rocked!

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is coming to theaters in early 2019. In this new official trailer Sarah Mackenzie, author of Teaching From Rest and Andrew Kern of the CiRCE Institute give a bit of advice for teaching from a state of rest.

“Jesus didn’t expect the disciples to feed the 5,000. He said, ‘bring me what you have.’ And they brought him this basket of loaves and fish and he turned it into enough for the multitude. Rest, for me, looks like me bringing my basket, just a little bit that I have, and letting him turn it into something more beautiful than I could on my own.” – Sarah Mackenzie

“What I want to say that about rest is that that’s what the Lord has called us to and if you believe that you should be homeschooling your children then you need to ask yourself a basic question. Do you believe that because you’re afraid of something, or do you believe that because you’re called to it? Our Lord has said to us very clearly, ‘if you’re weary and you’re heavy laden come unto me and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you.’ And then he says, ‘my yoke is easy and my burden is light.'” – Andrew Kern

Andrew Pudewa on School At Home

Andrew Pudewa on School At Home


Andrew Pudewa on School At Home

“Sometimes we just need to get that break from our, kind, of addiction to doing school at home. A lot of people want to do homeschooling, so they’ll, you know, pull their kids out, or not go to an institution, and then they’ll recreate that same kind of conveyor belt method at home, because that’s that’s all we know. That’s what we came through, and it’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you, whether it was the right thing or not. And so we have to kind of break those paradigms.”
Andrew Pudewa, Institute for Excellence in Writing

Andrew Kern – The Way, the Truth, The Life

Andrew Kern – The Way, the Truth, The Life


Andrew Kern – The Way, the Truth, The Life

“Christ is the note in which – he’s the key in which the whole cosmos sings. The angels sing in the key of Christ, and we should too. And when we aren’t willing to think, for whatever reason, when we aren’t willing to think according to our capacity, which for none of us is very great, but if we’re not willing to think according to our capacity then we have to consider the possibility that it’s because we don’t believe that Jesus is the truth, which he claimed to be – “The Way, The Truth, and The Life.”
Andrew Kern, CiRCE Institute

Andrew Kern – “3 Basic Skills”

Andrew Kern – “3 Basic Skills”


Andrew Kern – “3 Basic Skills”

Andrew Kern, of the CiRCE Institute, talks about the three basic skills we should be teaching our children, which are paying attention, memory, and imitation. In all things, these skills should be taught with an emphasis on the true, the good, and the beautiful.

Jennifer Murff on Feeling and Being Equipped to Homeschool

Jennifer Murff on Feeling and Being Equipped to Homeschool

In this short segment Yvette talks with Dr. Jennifer Murff, president of Future Leader Lab and Millennials for Marriage. Dr. Murff is a homeschool mom of four, a college professor, and a homeschooling and family advocate. She talks about how she is balancing family, homeschool, and work, and how even though most of the time she feels competent as a mom and wife, the thought of homeschooling brought new challenges and doubts. Thankfully, God has equipped her, like he equips other parents, to be exactly what her children need.