Behind the Scenes – Nashville, 2018 We had a great time in Nashville last month. While we were…
While at Teach Them Diligently in Nashville we had the opportunity to catch up with Michael Donnelly, Director of Global Outreach at HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association). We are so thankful for the work HSLDA does to protect homeschooling families and for their support of Schoolhouse Rocked.
Anna attended public preschool and kindergarten, but severe dyslexia caused her mom, who knew she was smart and capable, to bring her home in order to keep her from being improperly labeled and segregated by the public schools. While her education wasn’t easy, her mom persisted and finally found a program that allowed her to learn to read. Even though reading is still a struggle and she didn’t learn to read until very late, homeschooling allowed her the freedom to pursue other passions and talents and provided the individualized education that she needed to succeed.
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.
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
“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