Neil Flinders, who wrote the book “Teach the Children: An Agency-based Approach,” put on a workshop on Agency Based Education at our 2017 conference. This is that presentation.

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Have you ever thought about starting your own school? Here’s some advice from people who have started schools, from charters to private. Participants include Mark Cluff, Tiffany Mouritsen, Illiana Cliff, Busch Jones, and Karmel Larson.

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In this 2 hour workshop from the 2017 ABE Conference, presenters Joyce Kinmont (Utah’s first homeschooler), Adam Hailstone, Resha Bartlett, and Ali Eisenbach discuss if home schooling is right for your family. For more videos on homeschooling styles and if it’s right for you, please click here.

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Four education activists (Oak Norton, Christel Swasey, Alisa Ellis, JaKell Sullivan) sit down to answer questions about why they got involved, overcoming fear of speaking out, unique educational paths they’ve taken with their children, the effect on their family of their involvement, influential books, and ideas for education.

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Natural Learning In the subtitle of his book, “Free to Learn”, developmental psychologist Dr. Peter Gray tells us that “…Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life”. And in his book, Gray outlines how working with Nature, instead of against her, allows children to be happy, […]

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Which type of education is best for your child? How do you decide? How do you find the courage to take action on what you know is best? Come learn tips for deciding which education flavor is best for your child. Explore a tool for developing intuitive skills. Learn about principles that will help you […]

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We have all heard the phrase, “teach them how to think, not what to think.” This phrase resonates with us because we want to raise children who are problem solvers and entrepreneurs that will create change. But how do we actually teach them to think? In this presentation, Adam Hailstone will teach you the three […]

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Getting teens off the couch and onto greatness! There is a formula for success in education and the secret lies in the freedom principle. Discover how to inspire your children in self-mastery, creativity, life-long learning and entrepreneurship.Ali Cannon Eisenach is the great-great-great granddaughter of George Q. Cannon and is passionate about carrying on his vision […]

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How School Stole Your Flow Reprinted with permission. Attribution at end. In the Book of Genesis, God condemns Adam and his descendants to a life sentence of hard labor. Previously, Adam and Eve had dwelled in the Garden of Eden, plucking fruit from the Tree of Life and wanting for nothing amid what economists call […]

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Are we molding clay or nurturing seeds? One-size-fits-all education does not allow for genuine agency-based learning. Every child is different and without individualized learning of their own choosing, they will fail to reach their potential. In this presentation, Oak shares two ideas to unlocking the potential of schools and students.

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