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Colleen Kessler is a homeschool mom of 4, educator, advocate, and author of more than a dozen books for parents, teachers, and children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, and is the founder of the popular podcast, Raising Lifelong Learners. Colleen believes that you are the absolute best teacher there is for your gifted, twice-exceptional, or otherwise differently-wired kids. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her reading specialist husband, four delightfully differently-wired kiddos, and an ever-changing assortment of small animals and insects.

You can listen to my conversation with Colleen on deschooling here. And be sure to check our other interviews with amazing guests like Leslie Martino, Durenda Wilson, and Jessica Waldock.

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Connect with Colleen

Download Colleen’s free printable, 50 Ideas for Deschooling

Recommended Reading from Colleen

  • Free to Learn by Peter Gray
  • Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
  • Anything by John Taylor Gatto
  • The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

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Aimee grew up among the cornfields of rural Michigan, where she was captivated by Jesus as a teenager and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to New England where they homeschool their two children together. Aimee has a Master's degree in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She enjoys exploring new places, reading great stories, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.