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Homeschool to School with Angela Sizer & Maren Goerss


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“It was so important for us as homeschool parents, and because of the tenets that we hold as the reasons why we homeschool: it’s important for us to value our children as humans, and for their voices to be heard, and for their mental health, and so, when our kids were saying, ‘I think we need to start thinking about school,’ if we ignored these ideas that were coming from our kids, we would’t be holding the tenets that we thought were important in homeschooling—trusting and respecting them, which is the highest value.”

Maren Goerss

This is episode 98 and today I’m here with Angela Sizer & Maren Goerss talking about the journey from Homeschooling to School.


Angela and Maren are hosts of the Homeschool Unrefined Podcast and authors of the new book Think Differently About Learning.


Origin: We share how we each came to homeschooling.

Children as Humans: We walk through how the value of treating children like human beings shows up in our homeschooling.

Homeschooling: We go over some nuts and bolts of homeschooling.

Outsourcing: We discuss outsources: what it is, when it can be helpful, what it might look like.

Mental Health: We address the role of mental health.

School: We speak to our decision and transition from homeschooling to school.


Something that continues to support our family as we evolve through different seasons and educational labels is the Bucket System. If your family could use some soft structure for collaborating around daily routines that hold space for seasonal intentions (self care, home care, personal growth), then tap into the Bucket System.

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