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  • Sending Healthy and Happy Signals to the Brain with Your Digits is the Real Digital

    Meet HomeLearnersNetwork Guide, Amber Santos! Muralist, musician, dancer, hockey mama and amateur surfer, Amber is a person of many talents. She identified as an artist at an early age, and explores art in all its forms with a focus on visual arts. Having spent over 20 years as a professional artist and over 12 years teaching art with SelfDesign Learning Community (SDLC), she’s grateful she can create safe spaces for kids to express themselves and connect with others as a Guide for HomeLearners Network.

  • The many faces of SelfDesign’s educators

    All of our BC certified educators advise, guide, mentor and support learners and families through the learning process, but their titles vary. Here is a quick guide to the different kinds of educators our learners and families may work with at SelfDesign.

  • Diving into SelfDesign philosophy: Part 2 – Being curious

    Being actively curious about others is key in creating relationship. In this second article in our series about SelfDesign philosophy, we delve into what “being curious” means and how asking questions challenges our assumptions, leads to learning, and helps us develop the wisdom that comes from honouring multiple views even if we may not agree with them.

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How to battle imposter syndrome and empower your kid’s education

September 28th, 2022|HomeLearners Network, Our Approach|

Imposter syndrome. skepticism and fear of judgement are often the biggest challenges parents face when deciding to homeschool their kids. Lori Bender is one of these parents. She felt insecure in her ability and unsure of what her children were supposed to be learning for their age groups. It caused her to question whether home learning would be the right decision for her family. Luckily, her friend with an older son had taken the leap, giving Lori the opportunity to observe and ask questions before making her final decision. She dove into homeschooling shortly after, and years later, she’s still overjoyed with her choice.

Supporting families through the transition to SelfDesign Learning Community: A SelfDesign Path

September 21st, 2022|Our Approach|

To help support families and educators as they make the shift to SelfDesign’s unique approach to learning, we offer a guided, interactive online course that explores the SelfDesign philosophy in the practice of their daily family lives.

Sending Healthy and Happy Signals to the Brain with Your Digits is the Real Digital

September 14th, 2022|HomeLearners Network, Featured-Blog, Who We Are|

Meet HomeLearnersNetwork Guide, Amber Santos! Muralist, musician, dancer, hockey mama and amateur surfer, Amber is a person of many talents. She identified as an artist at an early age, and explores art in all its forms with a focus on visual arts. Having spent over 20 years as a professional artist and over 12 years teaching art with SelfDesign Learning Community (SDLC), she’s grateful she can create safe spaces for kids to express themselves and connect with others as a Guide for HomeLearners Network.

Diving into SelfDesign philosophy: Part 2 – Being curious

August 31st, 2022|Featured-Blog, Our Approach|

Being actively curious about others is key in creating relationship. In this second article in our series about SelfDesign philosophy, we delve into what “being curious” means and how asking questions challenges our assumptions, leads to learning, and helps us develop the wisdom that comes from honouring multiple views even if we may not agree with them.

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