Our mission is to empower schools, educators, teachers, parents and learners to question the way we do things. To implement ways that achieve educational freedom, engagement and enjoyment for both students and teachers. To create inclusive learning environments that foster a culture of connection and curiosity – eliminating the spoon-fed leadership or teacher-directed model that you may be used to.
Our innovative, interactive and highly effective membership gives the entire school community an EXPERIENCE of trust and choice. Transforming not only our behaviours as we interact in the learning environment, but the very ways we think about and experience the learning process.
We breath life into learning, inspiring people to create open spaces and communities where we all get to lead. Where we all feel heard. Where we all succeed and where we all feel trusted.
A world where freedom and trust are the norm and every learner, and educator can thrive and shine.
freedom ed™️ membership – for change makers and risk takers who want to do things differently – for themselves and their students.
Primary Teacher & Mum
Tēnā koutou katoa,
He uri ahau nō Ahitereiria, no Aotearoa,
I whānau au i Ahitereiria,
I tipu ake au ki Tāmaki Makaurau,
Kei te Tāmaki Makaurau ahau e noho ana,
Ko Tīkapa Moana o Hauraki tōku moana,
Ko Johnson, Olliff tōku whānau,
Ko Kate Friedwald tōku ingoa
I am Kate. I’m a mum to two, and I’m a teacher to many. I understand the struggles, the time demands, the workload, the frustrations and the unwavering commitment to provide a positive learning experience to learners who look up to you. Does it have to be this stressful? NO, and that’s what freedom ed ™ is all about. Work with me to rethink education and make it better for everyone.
BBS, GradDipTchLn(Primary), MoE accredited facilitator
Founder and managing director - freedom ed ™️
As an in-school and online facilitator, I support teachers and schools to develop digital fluency, adopt agency based practices, and implement innovative learning pedagogies.
Over many years, working in education I’ve listened to teachers express their frustration about the parts of education that left them stressed and worn out. I heard them asking over and over HOW to change the learning environment for them and their learners. So I developed Ditch the Tumble – an online course to support teachers to increase agency in the classroom.
As teachers engaged with the course I noticed that they have a strong desire to do even more to change education on a wider level. I was being asked over and over HOW to do even more things differently.
So I created freedom ed™. Join us.