The principles of TJEd have made a tremendous difference in the outcome of Angela Baker’s homeschool efforts. When she found TJEd 12 years ago, she felt burned-out and discouraged; TJEd changed her course. This workshop allows you to be a “fly on Angela’s wall,” so to speak, providing an up-close and personal view of what TJEd looks like in Angela’s home and how she implements the “7 Keys of Great Teaching” – including both good days and bad. Getet glimpses from the different ages and stages of the Baker family TJEd implementation from the beginning (when seven children were 10 and under or not even born yet) up to the present (when five of them are ages 11-21). Of course, how Angela implements the principles may be different than the way you do it, but much can be learned from her years of trial and error. She shares things like: “what I wish I had known,” “what I’m glad I did and didn’t do,” “what I would’ve done differently,” “what worked and what didn’t,” and more. Here’s your chance to be a fly on the wall of a successful TJEd mom and see how TJEd principles work in her home!
When asked what she does, Angela Baker responds enthusiastically, “I do people!” She sees genius and beauty in every person and passionately believes that education should be about discovering and growing that genius. This life-long passion led her to seek alternative education for her children. She is an authentic, down-to-earth home educator of twenty-one years who knows the ups and downs of her “business.” Angela is the mother of seven children. She and her family live on a one-acre farm in rural Erda, Utah, where the main crop is children. Angela is a well-loved speaker whose talent for weaving stories with principles creates a memorable experience for her audiences. She is also an experienced parent coach and youth mentor.
In order to inspire youth to dig deep and engage in a rigorous scholar experience, Angela founded Erda Youth Leadership Academy. She is a mentor for Elevation—Williamsburg Academy’s outdoor high school leadership program—where she invites youth to challenge themselves by climbing rock walls and rappelling over cliffs. She is a certified relationship coach through Townsend Relationship Center. Her formal education includes a bachelor’s in family science and a master’s in education. A cherished highlight of her homeschool journey and years of motherhood is the happy hours of reading to her children. She enjoys quiet study, fiery sunsets, family dancing in the kitchen, climbing mountains and rock walls, and refreshing moments of just sitting.