Essential Learning

“The word school is derived from the Greek word schole, meaning ‘leisure.’ Yet our modern school system, born in the Industrial Revolution, has removed the leisure—and much of the pleasure—out of learning.”  Greg McKeown

Learning NEEDS leisure. We input input input… and our brain needs time to process and meditate and GROW and ferment what we put in there. The leisure allows the percolation of CREATIVITY, and we are thankful for the communication of it in our home and world– through music, art, speech, innovation, story and more!

This page is a collection/archive/index of projects and ideas that sponsored a series of creative, playful, and leisurely educational moments in our home.


Our Wonder Writing Project
(our version of Brave Writer’s Fairy Tale Project)

Free Downloads

Brave Learner Checklist