What is an education anyway? You get to decide how to homeschool.

Why you homeschool matters more than how you homeschool.

But why you homeschool is very influenced by your thoughts: what is an education anyway?

So what is an education anyway?



How do you decide what is an education anyway? You can deschool your homeschool with this intensive.

So what is an education anyways?

What I’ve come to understand what is an education anyway?

The ingredients for a great education:

  • A specific child.
  • An engaged adult who is listening and observing that child’s interests, curiosities, and aptitudes.
  • Find learning opportunities for that child.


the Wiedrick family in Nairobi, Kenya: what is an education anyway?

Because I’ve been writing since we began homeschooling (more than 15 years ago), I’m able to look back at how I developed my understanding of how kids learn best.

I experimented with many methods:

What brought me toward a more self-directed/unschooled approach wasn’t just reading on unschooling (John Taylor-Gatto & John Holt) but actually OBSERVING my kids.

Very quickly, I identified that curiosity and imagination were the fuel for real education.



Zach is five: what is an education anyway

What is REAL education??

Something, a concept or experience, that helps to serve a specific person to develop and become an adult human being that can participate in their community and offer the world something meaningful from themselves.

Therefore, soon into homeschooling, I learned that if they ask questions, I should listen and help them find the resources to answer their questions.

If they’re asking questions, it means they’re thinking. They’re either digesting something that I’m sharing with them or exploring something they heard about somewhere.

In other words, they’re learning.

Let them be curious & imagine-fuelled explorers.




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Teresa Wiedrick
Teresa Wiedrick

I help overwhelmed homeschool mamas shed what’s not working in their homeschool & life, so they can show up authentically, purposefully, and confidently in their homeschool & life.

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