The first 3 years
If homeschooling up til now feels more like drudgery than delight, or if the thought of homeschooling makes your knees shake and your palms sweat, this is the workshop for you! Perhaps you've been hearing from "experts" that view homeschooling as just another form of education, like any other. Public schools think that way, but homeschooling is nothing like the school system. It's just the opposite. Learning at home is an adventure, a journey, a new lifestyle. Join veteran homeschool mom of seven (including one homeschool graduate!) Heidi St.John as she talks about the three things you've got to know as a new homeschooler that will set you on a track for success and enjoyment with your children.
Because, although you're nervous now, it'll all be okay. Homeschooling is worth it. So sit back, relax. You'll soon discover that homeschooling is a journey like no other. Take it in stride that you will bumble and stumble, stick your foot in it, take wrong turns, backtrack, start again, and again . . . . and your child will be just fine. Come and bring a friend for a dose of information and encouragement. You can do it!
r.e.a.l. L.I.F.E homeschooling
Let's face it. Homeschooling is challenging. Sometimes it can feel like a major accomplishment just to take a shower and get the breakfast dishes cleaned up before dinner! Most homeschool moms feel the pressure of providing their children with a solid academic foundation ~ but there's so much more to homeschooling than academics, isn't there? The truth is that the greatest accomplishment of your homeschooling is to nurture your children in the ways of the One who made them.
REAL LIFE Homeschooling is about getting real when it comes to the issues that are unique to homeschooling families ~ but more important than that, it's about being reminded why we are homeschooling in the first place. It's about keeping our eyes on the goal of discipling our children.
If you have been or are on the edge of homeschool burnout, if you are wondering why God has called you on this homeschooling journey, or if you just need some honest, real encouragement, this is the one homeschool workshop you can't afford to miss out on!
Homeschooling helD hostage
In the past fifteen years, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the homeschool community. There is much more pressure being put on homeschoolers to excel academically. We’ve gone from a few brave moms who, without access to mainstream “curriculum”, managed to give their children an excellent education—but we’ve forgotten what made it excellent.
It was excellent because these moms had a vision for homeschooling—they weren’t trying to re-create school at home. They were simply being obedient to the One who had called them to be different. They knew that if He had called them, He would equip them. And they were right.
If you’re struggling to find joy in your calling as a homeschooling parent, if you’re looking for more LIFE in your homeschool, this is one workshop you won’t want to miss. join Heidi as she talks about her journey away from curriculum-driven, workbook based homeschooling and into delight-directed learning. What she learned will bless and inspire you. Bring a notebook.
Parent's Guide to Grades, Credits and Transcripts
In this class you'll learn how to figure out high school credits and calculate grades. I'll tell you how to find the perfect grading scale, and what it takes to make your transcript official. This class is the PERFECT motivation for parents who need to finish their transcript for the year. Or parents new to homeschooling who need to figure out the whole "transcript thing." It's great for parents who need a refresher course on calculating grades and figuring out credits, or those needing a nudge to get that job done now, while there is still time. And this workshop is perfect for parents who have specific questions about creating a transcript for their unique children.
for Humble Homeschoolers
You can afford college and earn BIG merit based scholarships you thought were reserved for the uber-intelligent or Olympic-level athletes. In this class you'll learn why merit scholarships provide the most money. I'll teach you which college admission test is best, the SAT or ACT, and why. I'll show you how to make SURE your child will stand out above the crowd, regardless of their gifts or challenges. You'll learn how to find a college that gives great scholarships, and the secrets to creating homeschool records that will reduce college costs.
Finding the Faith to Homeschool Through High School
The Lord created your child for your family. Before this child was even born, their entire life span was known to God. All of the days for your child are already ordained. You simply can't do anything so bad that it will change those plans. God is in control, not us!
This encouraging class will give dozens of scriptural reasons that will strengthen you and encourage you. I'm not a pastor or theologian, I'm just a Bible-reading mom with underlined verses to share and meditate on. My goal is for you to homeschool with confidence
Questions: Power Tools for Thought and Discussion
As homeschool parents, we often face a broad range of ideas to confront each day at varied levels with a range of ages. How can we effectively teach and interact with our students while nurturing our relationships? How can we as adults dig deeper into discussion in our Bible studies or book clubs?
The art of asking good questions is the greatest tool we possess for the skill of thinking and discussion.
In this workshop, learn and practice the Common Topics of Invention—universal questions that are applicable to any idea in any realm of endeavor and can be used by anyone to think deeply about a subject! Use them for structured brainstorming across the curriculum, to integrate subjects and to facilitate discussion—no prep work or answer key necessary!