Freedom Explore Enjoy Learning

Freedom Explore Enjoy Learning (FEEL) is a place where kids and teenagers can get together. If you're learning at home or in school, and are looking for a place to be creative and share ideas with friends who have the same interests, then please join us on Discord. Everybody is welcome. We look forward to meeting you.

We are the Hayman family. An international couple raising and home educating three young boys on a small island in Japan, half living in buses, engaged in organic, self-sufficient farming in the middle of a mountain forest while dealing with climate, cultural, and personal challenges.

アメリカ人と日本人の国際結婚夫婦で、3人兄弟を日本の離島で子育てしているヘイマン家です。 自宅・山林での車中泊を行ったり来たりしながら、気候・文化・個人的といった様々な課題に取り組みながら、自給自足的生活を目指して日々過ごしています。

We made FEEL to connect with other home educating families in America, Japan, and throughout The World. Please join us on our learning adventure.

日本・アメリカだけでなく、世界中のホームエデュケーションをしている家庭と繋がりたいという想いから、FEELを立ち上げました。 ぜひご参加下さい。
What is FEEL all about?
  • Freedom to spend time in a meaningful way without the constraints of classrooms and time schedules
  • 教室や時間割の制約に縛られずに、有意義に時間を過ごす自由
  • Explore the wonders all around you without the limits of an established curriculum
  • 確立されたカリキュラムの制限に縛られずに、自分の周りにある興味のあること・不思議な事・知りたいことを探索しよう
  • Enjoy every day of learning in a warm non-institutional environment
  • 組織化されていない温かい環境で毎日楽しく学ぼう
  • Learning is fascinating and fun and that's the way it should be
  • 学ぶことはとても興味深くて楽しいものであり、そうあるべきです
Freedom Explore Enjoy Learning (FEEL) is a place where kids and teenagers can get together. If you're learning at home or in school, and are looking for a place to be creative and share ideas with friends who have the same interests, then please join us on Discord. Everybody is welcome. We look forward to meeting you.

Freedom Explore Enjoy Learning (FEEL)は、小さい子供達からティーンエイジャーまでが、繋がれる場所です。 自宅又は学校で学んでいるけれど、自分の興味があることや、アイデア・好きな事などを共有できる場所を探しているなら、是非DiscordサーバーFreedom Explore Enjoy Learning (FEEL) へ参加してください。 皆さんWelcomeです。お会いできるのを楽しみにしています。
More About FEEL

FEEL was created as an alternative to school and to even a home based curriculum. More and more kids and teenagers are leaving school for a variety of reasons. Many stay home and are still subjected to an established curriculum and lack the freedom to follow their interests or special talents. We felt the need to create a place where kids and teenagers could express themselves freely, without bullying, judgment, or testing. FEEL is that place.

FEEL は、学校、さらには家庭ベースのカリキュラムの代わりとして作成されました。さまざまな理由で学校を辞める子供達がますます増えています。多くの人は家にいて、依然確立されたカリキュラムを受けており、自分の興味がある事や才能を追求する自由がありません。私たちは、小さい子供達からティーンエイジャーが、いじめ、批判、そしてテストを受けることなく、自由に自分自身を表現できる場所を作る必要性を感じました。 FEELはそんな場所です。

Feel is totally free and open to anyone with a Discord account who is out of school, or in school, and looking for a place to be creative and share ideas with friends who have the same interests. Hopefully all of you will join us on this new and exciting learning adventure.

Feel は無料で、Discord アカウントを持っていて、創造性を発揮し、同じ興味を持つ友人とアイデアを共有する場所を探している方なら誰でも参加できます。皆さんもこの新しくてエキサイティングな学びの冒険に参加してみませんか。
How to join
  • Click Join Discord at the bottom right hand corner of the Discord window below
  • 以下の Discord ウィンドウの右下隅にある「Discord に参加」をクリックします。
  • This will take you to the Freedom Explore Enjoy Learning server on Discord
  • これにより、Discord の Freedom Explore Enjoy Learning サーバーに移動します。
  • Click Accept Invite
  • 「招待を承諾」をクリックします
  • Come and meet us and say hi
  • 挨拶をしましょう
More About Home Education
What is home education?


Home education (also called homeschooling, homeschool or home learning) is the education of children at home. The motivations for home education range from a dissatisfaction with the schools in their area to the desire for better academic test results. It is also an alternative for families living in isolated rural locations and those who choose, for practical or personal reasons, not to have their children attend school.

Why should you home educate?


Many home educators agree with John Holt when he says that "...the anxiety children feel at constantly being tested, their fear of failure, punishment, and disgrace, severely reduces their ability both to perceive and to remember, and drives them away from the material being studied into strategies for fooling teachers into thinking they know what they really don't know." Proponents of home education assert that individualized, child-led learning is more efficient and respectful of children's time, takes advantage of their interests, and allows deeper exploration of subjects than what is possible in conventional education.

Who should home educate?


Home education is not for everyone. There needs to be a firm commitment on the part of both the parents and the children. Home educators often claim that learning any specific subject is less important than learning how to learn. They assert, in the words of Alec Bourne, "It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated", and in the words of Holt: "Since we can’t know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."

When to home educate?


There is no set time to begin a home education program. It does seem to make sense that earlier is better since children begin learning from the moment they enter the world.


Home educators commonly believe that curiosity is innate and that children want to learn. Some argue that institutionalizing children in what they term a "one size fits all" or "factory model" school is an inefficient use of their time because it requires every child to learn a specific subject matter in a particular manner, at a particular pace, and at a particular time regardless of that individual's present or future needs, interests, goals, or any pre-existing knowledge he or she might have about the topic.

ホームエデュケーターは、好奇心は生まれつきのものであり、子供たちは学びたいと思っていると信じています。 「one size fits all」または「工場モデル」と呼ばれる学校に子供たちを入れることは、子供個人の現在または将来必要とする事、興味、目標、またはそのトピックについてのすでに持っている知識や能力にかかわらず、すべての子供たちが特定の課題を特定の方法で、特定のペースで学ぶ必要があるため、非効率的な時間の使い方であると主張する人もいます。

Many home educators also believe that opportunities for valuable hands-on, community based, spontaneous, and real-world experiences are missed when educational opportunities are largely limited to those which can occur physically inside of a school building.


Home educators note that psychologists have documented many differences between children in the way that they learn, and assert that home education is better equipped to adapt to these differences.

Where should you do home education?


Home education is legal in many countries. Countries with the most prevalent home education movements include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some countries have highly regulated home education programs as an extension of the compulsory school system; others, such as Germany and Brazil, have outlawed it entirely. In other countries, while not restricted by law, home education is not socially acceptable or considered undesirable and is virtually non-existent.


If you do decided to home educate, then make The World your learning space. Use everything available in your neighborhood for learning and use our FEEL group as your base for sharing interests and information.

ホームエデュケーションを選択された場合は、生活環境全てが学びの場です。近所で利用できるものはすべて学びに利用し、FEEL グループを興味や情報を共有するための拠点として利用してください。

We are hoping all of you will join us on our learning adventure.

学びの冒険へ一緒に参加しませんか? お待ちしています!