Education Revealed Mini Course Step 1 of 8 12% In this very brief mini course you’ll have the opportunity to learn important truths that most people in your community don’t even know, they don’t know. At the conclusion of this mini course, you will be invited to become an AFE Community Member, gaining access to local classes, events and other online tools. What people have said about this course: Name* First Last Email* Country*United StatesCanadaOtherState*AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConneticutDelewareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdaholllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesodaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolineNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingProvinces*OntarioQuebecBritish ColumbiaAlbertaManitobaSaskatchewanNova ScotiaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorPrince Edward IslandNorthwest TerritoriesNunavutYukonCountry* We are facing an epidemic of disengagement and disconnection. Our nation's current education system is failing to teach students how to connect with others, solve their own problems and understand themselves. And it often cuts family completely out of the process. Too many individuals in our society are over-medicated, over-stimulated, and disconnected, but don’t know how to do anything different. If you haven't yet seen the video below, please do so before moving forward. What stood out to you about this talk by Sir Ken Robinson?*Or for those versed in the current state of education, what are your specific concerns?FREE eBook Download*Would you like to receive the eBook “The Educational Matrix” (available for sale online soon) for free? This exposé reveals the modern educational system for what it really is, why it is in crisis, and what your educational choices really are.Contained in it's pages is the story of how we came to take on the behemoth of compulsory education and how YOU can take off the blinders to find true education for yourself and your community.The information available in this book will not be covered in this updated (and shortened) Education Revealed Mini Course. Yes, please send me the EPUB version. Yes, please send me the iBook version. No, thank you. Do you want to strengthen connections in your family and connect your education to your individual goals and dreams? Do you want your family to be able to see the truth of who they could each become and have the tools to reach their potential? Do you want to enjoy family time more and be more of a positive influence with your children? (see Malachi 4:6 or Luke 1:17)And you want all of this without burning out... right?See the eBook “The Educational Matrix” for more details on the 3 Levels of Education, the following is a brief summary of the 3 levels.Each level has it's own rules, tools and objectives. We use three specific sources of light as names for each level. Following the analogy that wisdom is like light in the darkness, each level does contain some purpose and truth, and with a greater light source the lesser light is included, not lost. Most lives have had at least a glimpse of each level. The power to choose is enabled when you learn how to recognize your options. The first, most common level of education is the Star Level. This level is most commonly labeled as conveyor belt education, compulsory education. Highly industrialized, the format is most often a public, charter, or magnet school. Most boxed homeschool curriculum and almost ALL online schools use a star level pattern and method. This is because they are commonly created by the same authors of public school curriculum or those who have been influenced by these systems. The options are numerous like the stars in the sky, but still only provide a small degree of light. At the advanced levels of education in this category, students learn to be specialists in a field of work. Because these programs focus on teaching only what to think, most participants are only prepared to work for someone else's dreams instead of discovering their own personal dreams and purpose. Groups or individuals looking to manipulate, indoctrinate, or influence society promote and control this level.What have you experienced at the Star Level?*The Moon Level is often labeled as leadership or self-directed education. This format is often accessed through homeschooling, co-ops, commonwealths, and private schools.Very rarely is this available online since the nature of this level of education requires personal interaction. It is possible to find some of this format used in public, charter, or magnet schools, although their application is limited to government approved content and the availability of master teachers who are willing to be limited in scope by restrictions imposed by either government mandate or cultural intolerance. Too often these programs self-impose restrictions created for the star level as they reach for a Moon Level education.What have you experienced at the Moon Level?*The last educational level is the Sun Level. This educational philosophy encompasses the best of the other two and utilizes tools to prepare the student to live their divine purpose. An individual’s purpose and mission is prayerfully determined by the student themselves, as they mature through a process of learning eternal values and principles. Here the student actually develops their capacity to access wisdom, think independently and logically, work individually and as a team towards goals, build relationships, understand themselves and their infinite potential. Students develop skills and knowledge that enable them to serve mankind in the way that their creator guides them to. What have you experienced at the Sun Level?*Or what would you like to do at the Sun Level? There are many choices within each playing field, but most choices in education are just variations of a Star Level educational system and tools (e.g. teacher is the ultimate authority, students pressured to sit quietly and serve their time until the release from the constraints of “learning time”). Often, even homeschoolers go back to this level of education, not because it works for them, but because it is all they know.Some of the more elite educational programs and some homeschoolers have pushed into the Moon Level of education, seeking to do better and to become more. But they focus on the wisdom of man instead of seeking guidance from the ultimate source of knowledge- God.Very few students, authors, teachers or parents have accessed a Sun Level education because it has been either inaccessible or just unknown.At American Family Education we’re inspiring and modeling more than academic skills, we’re supporting each other in becoming our best selves. People who have identified their purpose and are developing the skills to live out that purpose in a way that pleases our creator. Along with the development of knowledge and skills, students strengthen personal discipline, see models of purposeful living, and practice servant leadership, all in the structure of a school, co-op, or homeschool format with mentoring for students and parents. American Family Education is a Sun Level educational system and a connection point for other great educational resources, opportunities and mentors. At the center of an American Family Education program, we believe the student is accountable to their creator and that parents are the primary authority over their young child’s education. Here, parents (or mature students) work directly with teachers/leaders to design the ultimate educational opportunity. This new form of education allows for everything you want and nothing you don’t. It’s not a one man show, or one-size fits all, but these true educational principles can and will change the way you view education forever. American Family Education makes connections- connections between parents and their children, students’ goals and their dreams, spiritual growth and temporal learning, knowledge and wisdom, etc.American Family Education’s community is connected and leading the way to a better future.“It is important that we act as the examples of what we want to see and that we communicate with others in a way that allows for them to learn the values of Integrity, Respect, Commitment, Interdependence, Cooperation, Compassion, Responsibility, and Reading from the Best Books.” - a local group teacher“I’m so grateful my children are developing attributes that will allow them to have real success in the things that matter to them. I can see how my children are expanding their understanding and applying the principles of divine purpose, true character, positive attitude, forward thinking vision, learning to plan/do/check/adjust, friendship, economy, Christ-like leadership, conflict resolution, systems thinking, and legacy. I love that my children are developing their heart, might, mind and strength in a way that is connected and purposeful!” - a mom of children in each developmental level“I want to be able to master being responsible for myself. Setting my own goals gives me the opportunity to create better habits and make choices that I can control.” - a Senior Scholar student Are you a parent with children at home?* Yes No What levels are your children currently at? Pre-Readers Strong Readers Strong Academic Foundation Preparing for Independence At American Family Education we do not group students by age. We allow students who are in similar phases of learning and maturity to associate and learn together. Here students learn to be responsible (to their creator, their parents and themselves) for their development. Connecting students with their parents, creator, and their individual purpose engenders an intrinsic motivation within each individual student.Student placement is recommended by the students themselves, teachers, leaders, and for younger students it is decided by parents.There are 4 main developmental levels that students progress through: Foundations > Explorers > Scholars > Mission(Based on your previous answer we will now provide a brief description of the levels that would apply to you.) FOUNDATIONSThis group is appropriate for all students who are beginning to have an interest in learning and are not yet independent readers. The focus of gathering/class time is to teach character values and the skills of reading and writing. This Developmental Level can be used in a parent focused class to empower their teaching of young children, a parent/child class where patterns of instruction are practiced together, or a class for independent students who are ready to learn how to read and write, and who are mature enough to attend on their own.EXPLORERSThese students are strong, independent readers, know how to write and have a desire to learn. The Explorers group provides opportunities to learn social skills, logic, reasoning, and communication along with truth/knowledge about their world. Each day incorporates lessons of leadership, math, science, language arts, history, and values. Classroom experience is meant to give students a holistic view of their world and an understanding of WHY they are learning. By exploring the logic and order of how things are and deepening their understanding of what possibilities the world holds, students learn to love learning.SCHOLARS These students are ready to start setting and accomplishing academic goals as well as taking on a more personalized focus for their academic and personal development. This is where students (guided by parents, teachers, and mentors) learn to identify personalized goals and the direction for their education. Group time is focused on exploring cause and effect, reason, and the rational world. Each independent study subject (science, math, language arts) has a group study topic to inspire and exemplify, time to work independently on their personal goals, and time to share with the group.Special attention is given to developing the student’s ability to learn from inspiration, developing a personal relationship with their creator, and helping the student delineate what their purpose is and how they will meaningfully impact the world around them.MISSION PHASEThe last of the developmental stages is when you take all you’ve learned about yourself and start to specifically practice the skills needed to live your purpose. At this level, the parent-directed stages are past and it is time to honor your parents by taking on the responsibility of living your personal mission. Following the pattern of Define - Learn - Do, at this phase you do more than ponder on your “Why”. Here, you clearly define what you want out of life and how you'll achieve it. Now it is time to learn from those who have what you want, those who have the influence you would like to have, and those who are adding value to the community in a way that inspires you. Learn from these examples, then do what they did.This is a leadership laboratory. Some topics included are: communication, technology, government, conflict resolution, economics, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, world culture, language, business and life skills. Shadowing a community or industry leader, in a role that you are interested in pursuing, will help you truly define what it would take to succeed. Doing this early in life also affords the student time to define what success is for them personally. Most people find that their initial interests do not end up being what they want to focus their life’s purpose on. Take the time and use the tools here at American Family Education to find out what you really want to do AND what it would really take to be able to do it.With American Family Education, you practice the pattern of success. We encourage you to continue to gain light and understanding as you build the kingdom of God. Seek all the great experiences, knowledge, wisdom and positive association you can. Seek in all your doing to honor your Creator and serve your fellow men. You will be blessed as you seek to participate in purpose driven organizations and follow your personal mission.What can we do for you? Invitation to membership. Info about attending an AFE school/program. Info about teaching or helping in the AFE community. Info about supporting this Education Revolution. 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