Lady Leadership with Sam McIntyre

Home schooling with Billy Flynn

April 12, 2020 Samantha McIntyre/Billy Flynn Season 1 Episode 5
Lady Leadership with Sam McIntyre
Home schooling with Billy Flynn
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Lady Leadership with Sam McIntyre
Home schooling with Billy Flynn
Apr 12, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Samantha McIntyre/Billy Flynn

Is home schooling better? Better for who? 

Better for our children, allowing them to know themselves better and make better choices, leading to more fulfilled lives. 

As the nation heads into a potential term of school from home - I thought that home schooling and school from home would be a great topic to discuss. 

As such, I am very excited to have my first guest on the Lady Leadership podcast - Billy Flynn! 

Billy is ‘as you would say’ is ‘educated’. Billy went to Geelong Grammar, she studied Industrial Engineering at Melbourne Uni and then went on to study an MBA. She has also worked at many organisations in engineering, customer service, change and transformation. She is a life long learner and is curious about the world around her and her family.

Why then would someone like Billy decide that the best way to school her young son Bucky is home schooling. Billy realised though that even with all this education that she didn’t really know who she was and what was her purpose, until a lot later in life! 

In this episode we discuss Billy’s reasons for homeschooling and the principles that she has developed over the last 5 years and what does a day look like for Billy and Bucky.  

We discuss 

  1. Self directed learning. 
  2. Being out in the world and learning.
  3. Exploring yourself and knowing yourself.
  4. Children have a right to their own childhood and a right to play. 
  5. Life is good and fun.
  6. Consumption vs Creativity. A 50 - 50 model. 


We even discuss Bucky’s thoughts on home schooling. 

The resources that Billy mentions in the podcast are:

John Taylor Gatto - 'Dumming us Down' & 'Weapons of Mass Instruction' 

Alfie Kohn - 'No Contest' & 'Unconditional Parenting' + he has many other books on Education

Russell Ackoff & Daniel Greenberg - 'Turning Learning Right Side Up'

Bruno Bettleheim - 'The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales' + there are many others

A. S. Neill - 'Summerhill; a radical approach to child rearing'

I would like to thank Billy for her time and absolutely loved this catch up.

About me: 

My name is Samantha McIntyre and after 30 years in business and technology - from starting out on the helpdesk to getting to and staying in the C suite, being on Executive boards and being a mother and entreprenuer!  I am passionate about helping women in their careers. 

What I have enjoyed the most in my roles is helping those around me succeed - particularly women!  

I have lead technology teams for some of the biggest businesses and brands in Australia and the world such as Tesco, Loreal, Coles, Woolworths and Sportsgirl.

So  if you're looking for someone who knows what it is like to be a women in business and technology plus being a mother and an entrepreneur then you've come to the right place.

Contact:

Website: https://www.lady-leadership.com/
LinkedIn: Samantha McIntyre 
Twitter: sjmcintyre1
Facebook: @Samantha McIntyre
Instagram: @sammijmac and @lady-leadership

#homeschooling 


Show Notes

Is home schooling better? Better for who? 

Better for our children, allowing them to know themselves better and make better choices, leading to more fulfilled lives. 

As the nation heads into a potential term of school from home - I thought that home schooling and school from home would be a great topic to discuss. 

As such, I am very excited to have my first guest on the Lady Leadership podcast - Billy Flynn! 

Billy is ‘as you would say’ is ‘educated’. Billy went to Geelong Grammar, she studied Industrial Engineering at Melbourne Uni and then went on to study an MBA. She has also worked at many organisations in engineering, customer service, change and transformation. She is a life long learner and is curious about the world around her and her family.

Why then would someone like Billy decide that the best way to school her young son Bucky is home schooling. Billy realised though that even with all this education that she didn’t really know who she was and what was her purpose, until a lot later in life! 

In this episode we discuss Billy’s reasons for homeschooling and the principles that she has developed over the last 5 years and what does a day look like for Billy and Bucky.  

We discuss 

  1. Self directed learning. 
  2. Being out in the world and learning.
  3. Exploring yourself and knowing yourself.
  4. Children have a right to their own childhood and a right to play. 
  5. Life is good and fun.
  6. Consumption vs Creativity. A 50 - 50 model. 


We even discuss Bucky’s thoughts on home schooling. 

The resources that Billy mentions in the podcast are:

John Taylor Gatto - 'Dumming us Down' & 'Weapons of Mass Instruction' 

Alfie Kohn - 'No Contest' & 'Unconditional Parenting' + he has many other books on Education

Russell Ackoff & Daniel Greenberg - 'Turning Learning Right Side Up'

Bruno Bettleheim - 'The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales' + there are many others

A. S. Neill - 'Summerhill; a radical approach to child rearing'

I would like to thank Billy for her time and absolutely loved this catch up.

About me: 

My name is Samantha McIntyre and after 30 years in business and technology - from starting out on the helpdesk to getting to and staying in the C suite, being on Executive boards and being a mother and entreprenuer!  I am passionate about helping women in their careers. 

What I have enjoyed the most in my roles is helping those around me succeed - particularly women!  

I have lead technology teams for some of the biggest businesses and brands in Australia and the world such as Tesco, Loreal, Coles, Woolworths and Sportsgirl.

So  if you're looking for someone who knows what it is like to be a women in business and technology plus being a mother and an entrepreneur then you've come to the right place.

Contact:

Website: https://www.lady-leadership.com/
LinkedIn: Samantha McIntyre 
Twitter: sjmcintyre1
Facebook: @Samantha McIntyre
Instagram: @sammijmac and @lady-leadership

#homeschooling