How do you choose the best curriculum for your children? This session will give you a better understanding of the most popular teaching methods out there and will help you determine which ones might work best for your family. The goal of this session is to help you determine your preferred teaching style in order to make the best curriculum choices for your family. You’ll also receive a guide to the exhibit hall for the 2017 conference with information on which teaching method or subject each of the exhibit hall vendors are associated with.
It’s easy to get caught up in the mentality that we’ve got to add more: we must do more, we must get more, and our children must study more. More, more, more! But the funny thing is that when we keep adding more, we usually end up with less of what really matters. Come discover the richness that simplicity can bring to your schedule, your home, and your children’s education.
Many home educators have the vision to homeschool, but just don't know where to start. This practical workshop will you help you look at the natural rhythm of your family and know how to establish a school schedule accordingly. Mary will discuss making lesson plans, coordinating homeschool and household chores, and organizing your time to make it go farther.
One of the great beauties of homeschooling is the ability it gives us to turn all of life into a learning experience for our children. Holidays abound with opportunities to expose our children to unique learning situations and environments. They also provide effective tools for teaching powerful Spiritual lessons. We will discuss creative ways to celebrate New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Valentine’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July , Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas - as well as birthdays, anniversaries, snow days, and vacations. As an added bonus, we will discuss how you can count almost all of these holiday celebrations as school days.
Answering the call to home educate means a shift in lifestyle that affects your job as a mother. Learn about shuffling responsibilities, scheduling your time, and taking care of yourself. Discover your teaching style and learn how that affects your child's education.
This seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of homeschooling, including Minnesota laws, what subjects to cover, organizing your time, record-keeping, annual testing options, common mistakes to avoid, and more.
Benjamin Franklin hit the nail on the head with his declaration, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” As a homeschool parent it is imperative that you have a plan in place for the success of your homeschool. Linda will show you how to lay out your year, month, week, and day with schedules that will allow for flexibility in your homeschool. This practical session will get you started on the right foot with a workable schedule to keep you aimed in the right direction at the areas that are most important to you. Linda will present a variety of schedules to give you planning ideas, as well as helpful hints for dealing with interruptions, housework and chores, keeping the toddler occupied, fitting it all in, eliminating time stealers, setting goals for your child, plus more. Come join Linda and plan to succeed.
This workshop will help you to determine your child's learning modality, learning styles and their love languages. Although most children can learn in a variety of ways, we all have preferences that can be capitalized on. Knowing these preferences about your child can help you choose curriculum and teach them more effectively. Added bonus is that you'll be able to figure out your own learning/teaching style!
What inside tips would a teacher of 30 years and a homeschooling mom/teacher of 24 years share with moms just beginning to homeschool? Come hear Jessica Hulcy, co-author of KONOS Character Curriculum, share her wealth of practical advice and information in her hilarious Jessica-style on what she personally recommends young moms do and not do when they begin homeschooling. Be enlightened and encouraged and entertained - all at the same time!
How do you actually teach so children learn what you are trying to teach them? You know you want to homeschool, but you know nothing of teaching and how to really make it happen. All you know is how you were taught, and you are sure you do not want to duplicate that. But what can you put in its place? The answer is excellent teaching; and, yes, you are capable of doing it. Hear Jessica share methods, strategies, points, and tips on how to actually get children to learn what you are trying to teach. It is not as hard as it appears, and you can do it!
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