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God has truly blessed the work of Teach Them Diligently, and He has used our attendees both to be a blessing to our family as we labor to produce the events and to reach out to other families on our behalf. We simply could not produce Teach Them Diligently without you, and we are grateful to each family who has attended, shared your testimonies with us to encourage our hearts, and told your friends about the events.

Your loyalty and support are some of the reasons we started our “refer-a-friend” program!

We want to give back to you for helping us spread the word about these unique events by allowing you to earn up to $100 in TTD Bucks to spend in the Teach Them Diligently vendor hall! We hope that will be a huge help as you get the curriculum and resources you need for your next homeschool year.

It’s super easy to participate!

Simply register your family for the event. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation letter with your unique confirmation code and your refer-a-friend link!  Send that link out to your friends inviting them to join you there! You can share your link via email, social media, Facebook group, and more! We even have a whole page of downloadable flyers you can share with your link to further introduce your friends to Teach Them Diligently. Click here to find those resources.

Get $5 TTD Bucks for each paid registration!

  • To receive credit for referrals attendees MUST register using your unique referral link.
  • The maximum amount you are able to earn is $100.TTD Bucks can be earned through participating in the Refer-A-Friend Program
  • Referral credit is strictly limited to online registrations.
  • Referral credit is only applied for paid registration referrals.
  • You can track your credits anytime by logging back into your account.
  • You may only redeem TTD Bucks if your registration status is Paid.
  • TTD Bucks will be available to pick up on-site as part of check-in, and they work like cash in the vendor hall.

So, what are you waiting for? Register today, so you have the best chance at earning all $100! We simply cannot wait to see you and your family in 2019.

 

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We at Teach Them Diligently are driven in our mission of encouraging you to seize the role God has for you while helping you move forward with greater confidence as a servant of Christ. We truly do believe that homeschooling when done Biblically will strengthen your family in countless ways. Here are all the places you can connect with Teach Them Diligently to find resources and connection all year long. 

Teach Them Diligently Blog—Regularly updated articles from trusted TTD authors, speakers, and partners giving you information, insight, ideas, and more about everything to do with homeschooling, parenting, family, and more! Subscribe today, so you don’t miss a thing!

TTD365—Looking for a deeper connection and even more helps? Join Teach Them Diligently 365 to get access to weekly videos and more than a thousand audio and video resources to strengthen your family through Biblical Home Education every day of the year. TTD365 members also have access to a vibrant community of like-minded homeschool families who interact regularly on social media and through monthly live online meet-ups. Get more information about TTD365 here.

Facebook—Get updated information about Teach Them Diligently events, insightful conversation, humor, encouragement and more by following our Teach Them Diligently Facebook Page. Give us your opinion or thoughts on some of the posts to make sure you see the new content when it is published.

Facebook Groups—We have special Facebook groups for each TTD event, as well as a group for 365 members, Homeschool Guidance Counselor members, a curriculum exchange, and more. Check out the many Teach Them Diligently FB groups and start making some new friends there today! 

Instagram—Get super ideas about #TTDHomeschoolSpace and get encouraged and equipped for your homeschool and parenting journey by following us on Instagram.

YouTube—Featuring hundreds of videos, there is a great amount of content old and new on our YouTube channel. With new content being loaded every single week, subscribe to the channel today, so you can always know what’s new.

Pinterest—Get inspirational ideas for your homeschool and more when you follow Teach Them Diligently on Pinterest.                                  

We look forward to getting to connect with you all year long and then seeing you at Teach Them Diligently in the Spring!


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If you are a homeschooler in America, you are probably familiar with Tim Tebow, the two time national champion, Heisman trophy winning, former Denver Broncos Quarterback, and current Baseball player. We had his mom, Pam Tebow, speak at Teach Them Diligently a few years ago, and she was terrific!

Several years ago, I had my oldest son read Tim Tebow’s autobiography when it first came out. In his book, he tells the story of how his parents read Deuteronomy 6 and out of that, they decided to homeschool their children.

Deuteronomy 6 is a pretty important chapter in Jewish culture.

According to Deuteronomy 6…the home for a child was to surround them in the statutes and rules of the commandments of the Lord. The child in a typical Jewish home was taught by what they saw, heard, did, and felt. The sense is that they were to be soaked in the commandments like a sponge that is dropped in a bucket of water.

Deut. 6: 6-9
See: Bind Them as a sign on your hand; frontlets between your eyes
Heard: Talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and rise.
Felt: Shall be on your heart
Did: Write Them on the doorposts

To this day, there are families in the Holy Land that literally strap verses to their hands and have boxes attached to their foreheads with verses in them. ImageI don’t think we are being called by God to go find boxes and straps rather than curriculum. However, the principle is clear that we are to teach our children by keeping the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord around them constantly.

In another article, I mentioned that the average parent spends 34 minutes with their child each day. (Here is a link to that article.)  It is hard for any parent to follow the model of Deuteronomy 6 unless they are present and engaged in the child’s life.

Generally, when we start our homeschool day, we think in terms of academic subjects (i.e. Math, English, Grammar,…) complete with curriculum, pre-defined class objectives, etc. But, our view of discipleship should go well beyond that.

I am not going to tell you that teaching from curriculum is bad, of course, but I will say that the description of instruction as presented in Deuteronomy 6 does not start with…
⦁    Go buy that perfect curriculum;
⦁    Assess the Learning Style of your child;
⦁    Or, find the charismatic youth pastor;

Even when you are not “present” in the life of your child, you are teaching them something. Let me explain to you what I mean…Passing down a legacy of serving God to our children is not dependent on a pre-defined 30 minute period before bed or in the morning. It actually happens during the in-between times.

Discipleship happens constantly:

  • When you lie down
  • When you walk
  • When you sit

Discipleship like this can’t be faked! It over flows…

What we don’t realize is that we are teaching even when we aren’t teaching! Even when we aren’t teaching in the traditional sense we are communicating a vision; what makes us tick; and what our loves are. Who we are overflows onto those that are close to us! Here is a picture of how our influence typically works…Check out this video

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If you have been coming to Teach Them Diligently events for several years, you may remember me referencing this video before a keynote about how we, as parents, overflow on those that are close to us. You may have heard me say that we teach what we know but we reproduce who we are. This means that in an ideal scenario:

  1. We seek God and he fills us.
  2. What we learn and receive from God fills us.
  3. We do not keep that knowledge and experience to ourselves but we overflow.
  4. The overflow is relatively controlled and touches first those that are closest to us (like the water overflowing the cup and runs into the saucer.)
  5. However, God does not stop filling us and we not only overflow onto those closest to us but also those outside our home (like the water hitting the table.)
  6. Once the overflow gets beyond our home and those closest to us, who knows how many it will impact.
  7. Then, it spreads even further as we allow God to fill us to overflowing (like when the water hits the floor in this video.)

In this scenario, you can’t help but impact those around you.  What God tells us in Deuteronomy 6 is to place our children in the flow of water.  Soak them in it so they can experience and see, taste, hear, and feel who God is simply from being in the flow of what He is doing.

God Grows You to Grow Your Children!

Now, God doesn’t just tell us “How” to pass our Faith down to our children. He also tells us “What.”

As a parent and a teacher, you are always answering the questions of “What” and “Why” which is also referenced later on in Deuteronomy 6, verse 20.

Tomorrow, I am going to expand on the method of instruction that is described in Deuteronomy 6 concerning what we should be teaching our children.

We at Teach Them Diligently see our mission as encouraging you to seize the role God has for you and helping you precede with greater confidence as a servant of Christ. We truly do believe that homeschooling when done Biblically will strengthen your family in Christ.

We really do hope you will make it a priority to join us at a Teach Them Diligently event. The fellowship, encouragement, refocusing, and equipping you will get there is truly something every family needs.  Register now and start making your plans to join us this Spring! Click here to register today!

Sincerely,
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Teach Them Diligently Print by Breezy Brookshire of Breezy Tulip Studios

Our family LOVES this print created by Breezy Tulip Studios. It hangs prominently in our kitchen and serves as a beautiful reminder of what God has called us to do. Today, we wanted to share it with you. Enter today to WIN your own copy of this lovely print and the reminder of what your mission truly is– to Teach Your Children Diligently!

No purchase is necessary to enter this giveaway– AND you can get additional entries if you share the contest with your friends! You are going to love the way this looks in your house. Simply click on the graphic above to enter the contest. Then leave a comment below telling us one of your family’s favorite verses to get an additional entry.

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Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.33.07 PMThis week, you can win a beautiful 11X14 print of the verse that inspired the name of our conventions. We have a copy of this print hanging in our kitchen as a constant reminder to Teach Them Diligently. We pray that it will be a great reminder for your family as well!

You can also win a full year’s membership to Homeschool Launch!!

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About David and Leslie Nunnery

Leslie Nunnery and her husband David founded Teach Them Diligently, the nation’s premier source for gospel-centered homeschool events. With seven years of homeschooling experience from preschool-high school and a passion to encourage and equip homeschool families, this mom of 4 shares her know-how and insights weekly through Teach Them Diligently media and on TeachThemDiligently365.com.

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