Episode 11

₿HS011: Kalani and Tyler Address a Gap for Homeschoolers with Haskel Academy


Finding local resources to supplement a homeschooling curriculum is a continuous challenge.  Haskel Academy creates a marketplace to close that gap and link parents with service providers of all types.  Kalani and Tyler describe their background and motivation to found this non-profit organization.


  • Tyler was homeschooled for the entire K-12
  • Kalani was public-schooled but had parents who naturally supplemented her education
  • Two of her sisters because elementary teachers but decided to stay home to educate their own children 
  • Part of their inspiration came from their background and thinking about their own son’s education
  • Kalani and Tyler questioned why there wasn’t a centralized hub to locate quality teachers
  • COVID brought a lot of things going on (and not going on) in public schools to light
  • Comparing co-op type of experiences to crowd-sourcing or a la carte education
  • It’s a two-fold mission.  It’s mutually beneficial for the families and the educators.
  • They have virtual profiles on Haskel Academy but their main focus is on in-person interactions
  • Many co-ops are religiously-oriented which can make the challenge of finding teachers more challenging for people of different faiths
  • Challenge for everyone, if you have something you’re passionate about to teach others
  • “Edupreneur” …  someone who creates a business or organization that helps educate
  • Easy to say but hard to do … It takes passion to put in the work to start up a new organization or movement
  • The concept of Haskell Academy is it's a place where teachers, co ops, micro schools, clubs, sports teams, anyone serving those out of the traditional school system market. can go online and create a free profile 
  • A grant from Vela Ed helped them upgrade their website
  • Haskel Academy is free and educators have control over their own profiles
  • Hopeful to become especially helpful for families with kids with special needs
  • Homeschooling is also about giving.  Kalani has a full time job but teaches Spanish, her passion, on the side through her profile on their website
  • If you’re a Bitcoin homeschooler, you already have knowledge that you too can share
  • One of the benefits of Haskel Academy is that it skips the gatekeepers, e.g., at co-ops, who may block teaching sound money or Bitcoin


Haskel Academy

Other Mentions


  • Tali's Twitter @OrangeHatterPod
  • Scott's Twitter @ScottLindberg93
  • Scott's nostr npub19jkuyl0wgrj8kccqzh2vnseeql9v98ptrx407ca9qjsrr4x5j9tsnxx0q6
  • Free Market Kids' Twitter @FreeMarketKids
  • Orange Pill App @FreeMarketKids
  • Free Market Kids' games including HODL UP https://www.freemarketkids.com/collections/games


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Tali Lindberg

Hey there, wonderful listeners! I'm Tali, and I'm so excited to welcome you to our podcast today. For two decades, I was knee-deep in the incredible journey of homeschooling my four amazing kids. It was a world of boundless creativity, filled with lesson plans, school projects, sports, and beautiful chaos. But when my children all graduated, a brand-new, unforeseen adventure awaited me - the captivating world of Bitcoin.

It took three years for Scott to bring me into Bitcoin. I hesitated at first, Bitcoin's intricacies seemed daunting, and my plate was already quite full. But he persisted, going so far as to create a fantastic bitcoin-mining board game called HODL UP to demystify it all. Before I knew it, I was down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. Just like my homeschooling journey, I took it one step at a time, learning and evolving as I ventured further.

Now, here we are today, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be part of the vibrant Bitcoin community. In an unexpected twist, my husband Scott and I realized that our homeschooling experiences can be a treasure trove of insights for Bitcoiners who, like us, want to take charge of their children's education. So, in addition to sharing our Bitcoin knowledge with Precoiners with HODL UP and the Orange Hatter podcast, we're here to offer tips and guidance for Bitcoin-homeschoolers. It's going to be an incredible journey, and I can't wait to share it with all of you. Enjoy the ride!
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Scott Lindberg

Scott Lindberg is a freedom-loving entrepreneur, author, and game designer. He is a proponent of finding freedom by taking self-custody of education, money and speech.

He and his wife, Tali, co-founded Free Market Kids. Their passion is to give the next generation the knowledge and tools to maximize their chances for freedom, success and happiness. Free Market Kids makes it easy and fun to introduce money concepts to kids through tabletop games, courses, lesson plans and trusted resources. They are best known for HODL UP™, a Bitcoin mining game.

Scott graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. In 2001, he graduated Yale’s School of Management with a Master of Business Administration.