Joanne Calderwood is an underwhelmed mom of eight great kids, ages 14 through 26. As a former classroom teacher, Joanne had a meltdown when trying to homeschool her first four children with the classroom mentality. Then she began to allow her older children to work independently, and the results were so amazing that she chronicled this model of education and parenting which incorporates the tenets of self-mastery, mastery, and self-teaching. Results include perfect and nearly-perfect SAT and ACT scorers, and five teens (so far) who have gone on to attend their first-choice colleges on full scholarships. Most importantly, Joanne’s children are friends who support each other and pray for one another.
Joanne is the best-selling author of The Self-Propelled Advantage, I’m the Mom; I Don’t Have to Know Calculus, and The Self-Propelled Student Planners. She’s been a columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine since 2007, and is the heart behind www.URtheMom.com.