Join thousands of homeschoolers for the Annual NOT Back to School Summit AUG 23-27, 2021

Featuring inspiring speakers to jump start an amazing homeschool year!

  • Totally free LIVE video sessions - get your questions answered in real time 
  • Complimentary 24 hr replays
  • Completely online - watch from anywhere!
  • NO traveling, NO babysitters, NO costs

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Gretchen Roe
Monday, August 23 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

The Secret to Why Your Student Hates Math

Math can bring out the worst in the best of students and can undermine confidence, regardless of age. Parents are discovering that their outwardly successful students are struggling. How do you evaluate math anxiety, fill discovered gaps, and reach grade-level proficiency quickly? Learn how to discover the roots of mathematical struggle, and some proven techniques for changing the mathematical game.

Andrea Hall
Monday, August 23 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

How to Keep Your Homeschool Focus

You have the very best plans laid out for your homeschool, you are excited, you are motivated! However, something happens as you put your plans into action, and you lose focus. Discover 5 techniques to keep your focus during the homeschool year.

Judy Arnall
Monday, August 23 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Unschooling for STEM Careers

In this session, participants will examine how self-directed learners focus on potential STEM careers in late teens or adulthood and the most common learning methods they can use to gain credentials for entry into universities and colleges. Tips and best practices will be discussed on how to facilitate learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics without formal lessons.

Audrey Rindlisbacher
Tuesday, August 24 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

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Nicholeen Peck
Tuesday, August 24 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

5 Key Components For Creating a Confidence Building Home Culture
(For All Ages!)

An intentional home culture can make all the difference for building confidence in children. Confidence is something that is taught through example and experience and is based upon true principles and sound teaching. In this class Nicholeen will share 5 key components to creating a confidence building home culture that will help your family improve bonding too! This teaching will focus on environmental and relationship adjustments a parent can make to help their child feel more secure and connected, while also building self confidence. Sometimes some simple adjustments can make a big difference in how our children thrive!

Ian Cox
Tuesday, August 24 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Interactive Workshop: Digging in the Classics with Aristotle and Tolstoy - Learning How-To Homeschool from the Greats

The classics share profound insights into the soul: Purpose, Passion, Happiness, The Good.
We'll discuss many practical points to apply into your home today as well as core principle that will keep you on the right track for the long term. But aren’t classics really hard to understand??
Sometimes the idea of picking up a great “classic” is terrifying and daunting. As with learning how to ride a bike, sometimes what is needed is for someone to run alongside you for a time so that you realize it’s not as scary as we make it out to be.
Come have a ton of fun reading and discussing a great classic!
“Every art and every inquiry, and likewise every action and choice, seems to aim at some good, and hence it has been beautifully said that the good is that act which all things aim.”
-Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Greg & Rachel Denning
Wednesday, August 25 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

How to Have Greater Influence With Your Children


Katrina Seamons
Wednesday, August 25 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)



Megan Thomas
Wednesday, August 25 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

5 Powerful Tips to Create a More Peaceful Homeschool


Brittney Walker
Thursday, August 26 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Taking the AHHH! out of homeschooling a child with ADHD

Join Certified ADHD Life Coach, Brittney Walker to learn:
*What even is ADHD?
*What it's like inside an ADHD brain?
*Do you need a formal diagnosis?
*How to coach your ADHD child for success
*Tools and systems for ADHD-friendly learning

Jill Stowell
Thursday, August 26 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Real Time Tools to Building Your Child's Executive Function
and Problem Solving Skills

Growing independent kids is an ongoing adventure. Learn how to:
STOP the need to micromanage and build executive function in real time - right now, today, with real “stuff” that comes up.
Apply neuroscience to improving motivation and thinking
Problem-solve with your kids - a step by step strategy that exercises real time, real life executive functions
Build 2 skills critical to comprehension and executive function

Jeanie Cisco-Meth
Friday, August 27 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Learn How to Control the Weather in Your Mind

James Allen said that thoughts are things. What we think about comes about. What have you been thinking about lately?
Whatever you focus your mind on you get more of. Not necessarily because there is more of it but because you're more mindful of it.
For things to change you must change your thoughts first. Look around you. Everything you see started as a thought.
In this powerful insightful training, you will begin the journey of learning how to control the manifesting power of your mind. 

Marcina Layton
Friday, August 27 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

7 Ways To Cultivate Heart-Based Learning at Home

I’m a mama of seven children and we have homeschooled for 13 years. I wish I could sit next to you on the couch, give you a hug, and chat with you in person. I hope that in this session you will find encouragement, specific tips and ideas, and especially the assurance that you are not alone!

Jillian Newkirk
Friday, August 27 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Planting the Seeds of Emotional Regulation

Does your child lose it or shut down frequently? Are the sizes of their problems and reactions a complete mismatch? Are you unsure of how to get your child to be able to appropriately express themselves without completely shutting down their emotions? Then you won't want to miss this talk where we will discuss the foundations of emotional regulation. Whether your child is 3, 10, or 16 (or anywhere in between!), these tips will help you equip them to better express themselves, as well as, help you gain some understanding as to how you could be fanning their flames.

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The NOT Back To School Summit offers:

How To Do It All

Mentors who have been through all the issues and challenges, will guide you. Whether you have one child, or multiple children; special needs or not.. get great ideas to help along the way.

Intensive Training

Powerful, life-changing advice and instruction on a wide variety of topics!  Receive personal direction and inspiration. Get back on track. 

Overcome Obstacles

What is holding you back?  Learn the truth about homeschooling.  Our mentors help you move forward with confidence and the right resources and tools so your family can be successful.


Having difficult days?  Don't throw in the towel!  Get real tips you can implement right away to make positive changes in your homeschool.  Let's talk!

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