Join us for a captivating conversation with Dr. Traci Scheepstra, a seasoned educator and passionate advocate for holistic learning. Dr. Scheepstra's journey in education spans over three decades, including teaching across various educational settings, and more recently founding an alternative learning school, Walnut Forest Academy.
In this episode, we uncover a treasure trove of insights and perspectives on reimagining education and empowering children's learning journeys. We delve into the concept of alternative learning, exploring the potential of learning pods and STEM education within nature. We discuss everything from class sizes, school hours, and flexible learning environments that foster a child's innate creativity and well-being, championing a learning environment that cultivates growth, curiosity, and joy for our children.
From discussing the benefits of alternative learning to delving into Traci’s other businesses like theLOVEproject365, this episode will ignite your passion for education and nurture your understanding of creating integrated and sustainable family lives. Join us as we delve into Dr. Traci Scheepstra's wealth of wisdom and celebrate the infinite potential of each child's learning path.
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3:47 What you want to be when you grow up
5:10 Introducing Walnut Forest Academy
8:40 Teaching STEM in nature
11:00 The impact of class sizes
11:30 Alternative learning in Canada
13:20 Deciding to homeschool
15:34 Getting ready to transition into school
20:20 How to make a decision about schooling options
23:10 School hours
26:20 Learning environments and their impact on education
31:30 The Love Project 365
41:00 What to consider when committing to a project
47:40 The importance of investing in yourself
49:00 Learning from failure
56:00 Wrap up