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Record a voicemail! If you want to share any
challenges you overcame this week or family wins. Jenna will play
them on the show.www.roguelearner.com/voicemail
Talia joins the show to record Jenna’s
backstory and journey to homeschooling her kids.
Jenna shares how she felt like a teacher’s pet
growing up and never felt like a rogue learner herself.
She attended elementary school in Las Vegas and
enjoyed it because of a pull out GATE program. The teacher
encouraged deep learning and Jenna looked forward to participating
in the program each week.
When she started middle school in Las Vegas,
she felt like a small fish in a big pond and doesn’t really
remember much about what she learned. She cared about what her
peers thought. She enjoyed sports and it became a passion for her
throughout the rest of her school years.
Her highschool was small and didn’t offer the
same opportunities that her friends were experiencing back in
Vegas. She realized it was unfair, and decided to move back to
Vegas for her last year of high school.
Jenna became homesick after a few months and
realized that keeping a job, participating in AP classes and
playing sports was impossible to balance. Jenna decided to move
About the Podcast
Do you want your children to enjoy learning? Most parents would agree that their ultimate goal in educating their children is to create motivated life-long learners. Research shows us that motivation and excitement for learning are best achieved when learners are offered autonomy, trust, and resources that support their interests. Self-directed learning is at the heart of this educational model. In this podcast, we’ll explore ways to ignite our children’s curiosity and passion for learning through interviews with experts and families who have experienced first-hand the advantages of pursuing self-directed education.