Category Archives for SJ Barakony

Home Education’s Many Philosophies: A Walk Through

Home schoolers/educators have an advantage: They can pursue a multitude of different and unique curricula, or go w/o a defined one, and be purely self directed. One life/people/soft skill, though, that should be taught, regardless? The ability to network & build a tribe/community. Both have common roots, yet are very different.SJ, the founder of SBSL […]

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Networking and Community Building as a Life Skill

Home schoolers/educators have an advantage: They can pursue a multitude of different and unique curricula, or go w/o a defined one, and be purely self directed. One life/people/soft skill, though, that should be taught, regardless? The ability to network & build a tribe/community. Both have common roots, yet are very different.SJ, the founder of SBSL […]

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Grating Grade Levels: Refer to Children by Their Natural Age

Call it any of these: the Factory Model; the Prussian time based system; or the Conveyor Belt. Regardless of your choice, as a parent of an existing home schooled child, or one thinking about transitioning to home education, you likely subconsciously and consciously type, talk, & think in grade levels K-12. SJ Barakony, the founder of SBSL, […]

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How Home Education & Entrepreneurship Empowers the New Generation

Quietly for many, there’s been a shift in the global, national, & local economies. What shift, you might ask? One towards the ‘E’ pathway ( entrepreneurship )Whom has driven it? Both Gen Y & Gen Z. This presentation, by the Founder of SBSL, will dig into some backstory about the shift; these two generations; the ‘E’ pathway ( and […]

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The Many Roads Less Traveled Besides College

Many families make the choice to pursue home education for many reasons, yet how many of these same families realize that there are so many possible roads to investigate for the years after ‘graduation’?Please register to hear SJ Barakony, the Founder of Service Before Self Leadership: An Educational Solutions Provider, share the following:The ‘Four Pathways’ […]

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The Vast Importance of Soft Skills in Education

Have you ever heard the term “soft skills”? If not, what about “people”, “interpersonal” or even “life” skills? These are all the very same thing. Yet, how many conventional schooling options, whether private, faith based, public/state funded, or community/charter, put much emphasis on these skills, if any at all? As a home educator, you, yes […]

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The Purpose + Mission of School vs. The Purpose + Mission of Education

This live presentation will air on:Monday – September 19th – 1pm Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!Those who are home schooling/educating presently, considering it, or know others who are making this crucial decision may realize that there are differences between them. Or do […]

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The “Gig” Economy: How to Best Prepare the Present and Next Generations

This live presentation will air on:Saturday, April 9th at 11am Pacific This workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!We all know something seems ‘different’: While many are already home educating/schooling their kids, considering it actively, or were yourselves educated in such a manner, the world of work, […]

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Fundamentals of a Libertas Education

This workshop was taught in the 2015 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for FREE live access to our next Summit!There are at least five alternatives to traditional public schooling/education that exist today for homeschoolers (and some Christian, charter, & private institutions): Liber is one of them. Does it offer solutions to some of the […]

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