Episode 20 – Courtney Brasfield Talks about Reasons to Consider Homeschooling
Think you have to be an “expert” to offer great homeschooling advice? If so, you need to meet Courtney Brasfield! She’s a Hip Homeschool Moms group member, a fellow traveler with Hip Homeschool Road Trips, mom of multiples, and homeschooling mom who loves the freedom of homeschooling. She talks about reasons to consider homeschooling,
If you’re a new homeschooling mom or are considering trying it, Courtney’s words of wisdom will leave you ready to tackle the challenge. If you’re an old pro, you’ll love her fresh perspective and you’ll definitely want to share this podcast with new homeschoolers who can benefit from her knowledge and thoughtful consideration of what is important in a homeschool.
In this podcast, you’ll hear about Courtney’s background as a school teacher and why it led her to homeschool. She discusses her views on indoctrination in the public school system. She talks about her desire for her children to learn critical thinking skills and research skills and how she is teaching those skills to her own children at a young age. She gives her thoughts on topics ranging all the way from teaching life skills to learning not to be embarrassed when you need to ask for help.
Courtney and Trish share stories about learning topics that they didn’t grasp in school, why it’s ok to NOT be an expert in your homeschool, and what to do if you notice a gap in your child’s learning. They talk about why it’s ok to make mistakes and what to do about it when you have. You’ll laugh as you hear stories about “homeschool mom fails” and why it’s so important to give yourself grace and then carry on! You’ll even learn what a PBL is and why you might like to try one. If you want to feel like you’ve just had an interesting and encouraging conversation with an old friend (and trust me, you will!) you will love this podcast!
Meet The Guess
Courtney D Brasfield was called to be a teacher at the age of 5. For this reason, she chose to attend Dallas Baptist University where she received her BS in Interdisciplinary Elementary Education carrying a History concentration and an Early Childhood Endorsement.
She spent 15 years servicing God in the mission field of education. She says that teaching in low socioeconomic schools was her biggest challenge and greatest reward of her career.
Seven years ago, Courtney gave birth to triplets. She left education to stay home and educate them. Recently she went back to school to earn certification for holistic nutrition work. Her focus remains on young children and her goal is to help families lay a foundation for longevity and health.