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24. Blending Learning & Life: Exploring Alternative Learning with Dr. Traci Scheepstra



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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00:00 Intro

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

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I'm a mom, mystery buff, bookworm, and DIY home decor enthusiast. I love nothing more than finding sustainable strategies to help your business grow into what you've dreamed of. Whether you're ready to invest or just want to chat, send me a DM on IG. I'd love to connect!

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