FOUNDATIONS PREVIEW: Patrick Farenga (Available Jan 12)


The full video will be available on Jan 12

Special Tips for Your Homeschool Journey

This talk will emphasize working with, not on, children to help them learn and grow. I’ll use cases of young children and teens to explore how people make these ideas work in real life. Based on personal experiences, research, and history this presentation will help you focus on the positive aspects of living and learning with your children as you all adapt to homeschooling—and each year brings changes!

This presentation will help you gain trust in your own abilities to help your child learn outside of school and also gain trust in your children's abilities to learn without going to school.

About Patrick Farenga

Patrick Farenga brings more than 34 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience to help parents and children learn in their own ways. Farenga is a writer and education activist who addresses academic and general audiences about working with children, not on children, to help them learn.

Farenga worked closely with one of the founders of the modern homeschooling movement, the late author and teacher John Holt, and published Growing Without Schooling magazine (GWS). GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977 and ending in 2001. Farenga speaks as a homeschooling expert at education conferences around the world as well as on commercial radio and television talk shows in the United States (The Today Show, Good Morning America) and abroad.

Farenga writes about homeschooling and self-directed learning for a number of publications and operates the John Holt/Growing Without Schooling website, He is a founding member of and an organizer of the new Alliance for Self-Directed Education:

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