Episode 23

₿HS023: Overlooked Aspects of Compounding, Experiential Learning with Brooke Williams

SHOW TOPICS:  experiential real-world learning, compounding benefits of year-round schooling, treating kids like adults

Brooke Williams is a homeschool dad who shared the teaching responsibilities equally with his wife.  He’s also a passionate Bitcoiner.  In today’s episode Tali and Scott dig into his lessons learned about the often-overlooked compounding benefits of year-round learning, experiential learning, treating kids like adults, the homeschooling mental game, and the incredible resilience of kids.


  • Brooke’s background including how growing up traveling around the world impacted how they raised their kids
  • His family’s journey into homeschooling
  • In public schools, a large portion of the beginning of each new school year is spent re-learning what was forgotten since the prior year.  
  • Homeschooling can and often goes year round.  This is huge benefit of homeschooling.  The compounding effects mean kids get much further ahead, much faster.
  • Kids are going to learn what they are interested in
  • They went to a home-based partnership in California
  • The teaching was done by both him and his wife
  • Treat your kids like adults.  Don’t treat them like their helpless.
  • Experiential learning is part of everyday life, e.g., giving kids jobs to do when grocery shopping.  
  • There is learning in everything you do:  chores, choosing what to cook, making a grocery list, budgeting, etc.
  • Pets teach so much not just kids, but adults as well.  When life happens, parents are there to coach their kids how to deal with difficult circumstances including everything from nurturing and caring to life and death.
  • Many of America’s early leaders were homeschooled, e.g., Lincoln.  The idea that you need someone else like the state or some other central authority to tell you what is best for your kids is garbage.
  • There is a lot of FUD and perceived risk about homeschooling.
  • Brooke and his wife found their source of strength in a local homeschooling partnership.  Local connections are instrumental in terms of support.  
  • These groups are in every community.  You just have to seek them out.
  • The mental game for those undecided:  you can do this.  You already have what you need to homeschool and there are so many support resources available.  
  • Kids are incredibly resilient.  Don’t overthink about what it takes to homeschool.  No one is perfect.  Own your mistakes and know that your kids are going to be fine.
  • The incredible value of parent-children bonds
  • Beware of the fallacy of teaching kids independence by leaving them alone, e.g., when they cry
  • Brooke created his own financial boot camp for kids.



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  • 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.