To Grade or Not to Grade: THAT is the Question

Solicit advice from the homeschooling community about whether to assign your student formal grades, and you will receive a myriad of passionate, diverse opinions.  Learn about traditional grading pros and cons, evaluate seasonal considerations, explore the five functions of grading, and review hybrid examples. More about Carol Gary: Carol Gary ​ Carol Gary has been married […]

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Progress Focused instead of Testing Focused

Why basing educational progress on age groups, rather than development creates problems and what to do instead. Strategies to support development, evaluate progress, and what works betterthan standardized tests. More about Donna Goff: Donna Goff   “My husband, Roger, and I are parents of seven children (four sons and three daughters). We are also grandparents […]

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Strategies for Learning Retention

Find out some simple ways to refresh your child’s desire to learn.  By implementing these suggestions, you and your child will be able to progress with happier and more motivated homeschooling. More about Donna Goff: Donna Goff   “My husband, Roger, and I are parents of seven children (four sons and three daughters). We are […]

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Networking and Community Building as a Life Skill

Home schoolers/educators have an advantage: They can pursue a multitude of different and unique curricula, or go w/o a defined one, and be purely self directed. One life/people/soft skill, though, that should be taught, regardless? The ability to network & build a tribe/community. Both have common roots, yet are very different.SJ, the founder of SBSL […]

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You CAN Be a Great Math Teacher

Maybe you struggled with math, so how do you choose a curriculum to avoid the same fate for your child? Maybe you are really good in math but are unsure how to teach it now? Should you include manipulatives or not? What DOES it take to be the best teacher for your child? Find out […]

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Interpreting Our Nations’ National Parks

Heading to one of our national parks this summer? This seminar focuses on three of our most famous national parks from a young-earth perspective – Yellowstone, Yosemite and Petrified Forest – and helps you see a brand new way of understanding their amazing features. More about Patrick Nurre: Patrick Nurre Patrick Nurre was in the […]

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Transform your Literature Experience

How many types of Literature are there? How many do you use in your homeschool? Come and learn how to integrate all seven types of literature in one school year plus three different ways to have your students record their reading experience and present it in a way that will help them love literature for the […]

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Cultivating Language Skills: Preschool through High School

Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school […]

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Disciplining With Love So We Don’t Break Our Children’s Spirits

This is a topic I get the most questions about and a topic that so many parents are struggling to find balance with. What is effective, age appropriate punishment? When is talking about it enough? What age is too old or too young for certain discipline and the list goes on? Come and join me […]

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How to Create a Principle-Centered Homeschool

Although the concepts of natural law and principles were very familiar to America’s Founding generation, over the last two centuries these critical ideas have been virtually lost. In a world of moral relativism, where are the principles we can teach our children that will ground them in truth and create a solid foundation for their […]

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