Category Archives for Methods & Theories

Charlotte Mason’s Foreign Language Approach: The Easy Way

Want to incorporate a foreign language in your homeschool? Charlotte Mason has a gentle approach that will help your homeschooler talk in a foreign language. We’ll not only talk about this hands-on approach but how to implement it in your homeschool easily. Bookmark

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“Homeschooling Didn’t Work For Us”

When I first started homeschooling my preschooler, I thought, “I’ve got this.” I wrote out a daily schedule.  I put together weekly lesson plans.  I had craft supplies and art projects laid out for months at a time.  Everything went pretty smoothly.  My kids had fun doing unit studies and learning bits of information each […]

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The Vast Importance of Soft Skills in Education

Have you ever heard the term “soft skills”? If not, what about “people”, “interpersonal” or even “life” skills? These are all the very same thing. Yet, how many conventional schooling options, whether private, faith based, public/state funded, or community/charter, put much emphasis on these skills, if any at all? As a home educator, you, yes […]

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How to get your Youth to Actually STUDY

They will you know. —study, I mean. If the right foundation is laid, with five key pieces that need to be leveraged, your youth will step up to the challenge of getting a great Scholar Phase! Learn how to mentor and empower your youth to pay the price of a great education. More about Ian […]

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A 21st Century Approach~ Homeschooling: An Odyssey Analogy

What is the Odyssey Analogy? What is the Mastery Approach? Why is it trending? How can the Mastery Approach rock your homeschool? I invite you to join us and learn: Why the mastery approach is more effective than the age/grade approach, both academically and psychologically; How to benefit your children and implement this 21st Century […]

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The Four Lost American Ideals

This live presentation will air on:Wednesday – September 21st – 5pm Pacific TimeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!The United States was founded on five primal ideals, four of which have been lost to the average American. This lecture explores what the four lost ideals […]

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The Purpose + Mission of School vs. The Purpose + Mission of Education

This live presentation will air on:Monday – September 19th – 1pm Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!Those who are home schooling/educating presently, considering it, or know others who are making this crucial decision may realize that there are differences between them. Or do […]

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Strategies for Implementing Effective Leadership in Teens

This workshop was part of our Monthly Speaker Series. July 2016 Speaker Ian CoxWednesday – July 13th at 12pm Pacific Time (1p Mountain / 2p Central / 3p Eastern)”Strategies for Implementing Effective Leadership in Teens”What is the grand purpose of education? How will getting a leadership education, or reading a bunch of books, actually help your teens […]

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Inspiring Teens and Our Biggest Mistakes

By Dianne McLean, HECOA Director So what can I say about inspiration in teens?​ Many parents write every week asking how to mentor their teen. Some want step by step processes, and some have given up hope of being the perfect mentor, and they just want to “get through” these teen years and have their child come […]

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Raising Engaged Learners – Embrace Learning Without Limits

This live presentation will air on:Wednesday, April 13th at 3pm PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!”I’ll speak a little of my background as a pioneering “unschooled” student in the 1980’s and how it broadened & deepened my education. Then I’ll give you some tips on […]

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