Did you know that the model for the public school system was created during the Industrial Revolution, essentially preparing students to be factory workers? Our kids need something drastically different to prepare them to succeed in the 21st century.  As homeschoolers, we have that opportunity!  But what this means is that we need to be willing to think outside the box.

Today I am talking with Isaac Morehouse, founder and CEO of Praxis, a highly successful apprenticeship program that can’t keep up with the demand for its graduates. Isaac was homeschooled and shares how homeschooling was an incredible asset to him (probably not in the ways you think).  He is on the front lines and well connected to what companies are looking for in employees, so he speaks to the opportunities we have as homeschoolers to truly prepare our kids for the future. I guarantee this podcast will be the biggest encouragement you’ve heard in long time!

discoverpraxis.com

Authors/books mentioned (*includes affiliate links)

Peter Gray’s “Free to Learn”

John Holt

John Taylor Gatto

Daniel Greenberg (Subdury Valley School)

(Please check out my books, The Unhurried Homeschooler and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart)