Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Think Outside the Classroom - Kelly Crawford, Part 2

What does real education look like? How has today’s traditional school model strayed from the heart of true education, and what can we do as homeschooling parents to avoid these traditional schooling traps?

Former public school teacher, Kelly Crawford, joins Yvette Hampton to talk about the difference between “School" and "Education.”

Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important conversation.

Think Outside the Classroom - Kelly Crawford on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

In this interview Kelly discusses the following topics:

  • How to take the stress out of homeschooling
  • How parents can deprogram from the way they think school should look in order to have more freedom and less stress in homeschooling
  • The natural ability children have to learn on their own
  • How intelligence takes many forms, and why we can trust our children to navigate through the learning process
  • Why test scores are a bad indication of intelligence
  • Why the college degree path is overrated and my just be a trap
  • What homeschooling parents fear most and what causes them the most stress?

Kelly Crawford and her husband, Aaron, live on a quiet farm in the deep South. They have 11 children and have been homeschooling since 2001. Kelly has been featured in several publications, on several radio programs and does occasional speaking about topics related to homeschooling, family and finance. She has authored the book, "When Motherhood Feels Too Hard", "Think Outside the Classroom," as well as several others, and has been blogging at Generation Cedar for 16 years, where she seeks to encourage mothers and wives in their Kingdom calling of building Christian homes and discipling their children.

Recommended Resources:

Think Outside the Classroom: A Practical Approach to Relaxed Homeschooling: A closer look at what an education really is and how to implement it in a relaxed, homeschooling style, by Kelly Crawford

Devotions, Advice & Renewal for When Motherhood Feels Too Hard, by Kelly Crawford

Borrowed Future: How Student Loans are Killing the American Dream (documentary)

God's Heart Toward Children: And the Profound Effect it Has On Us, by Kelly Crawford

10 Secrets to Raising Happier Kids, by Kelly Crawford


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