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Finding Fun and Unique Ways to Teach Your Children

When we think of educating our children, we often think of our children sitting at desks or the kitchen table using textbooks and workbooks. While this kind of teaching/learning is enjoyable to some students, most students (and parents!) enjoy breaking out of the more traditional classroom setting in exchange for ideas and activities that are more fun! It is possible to incorporate alternative kinds of teaching and learning into your homeschool, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! There are ways to use hands-on activities, dance, poetry, drama, experiments, fun literature-related activities, music, travel, and more to spice up your homeschool! If you’re in a homeschool rut or if you’re just not sure how to add a little fun and adventure to your homeschool, we would love to share some ideas and information with you! Your children will thank you (Ok…it may be years from now! But they will!) and your family may discover a new love for learning this school year!

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Where to start? How to start? Why to Start? Getting Started Homeschool 101

For the past thirty-five years, homeschooling has been looked at by many men largely as something their wife does. Many believe that if they pay the bills, that is really all that God expects of them. Biblically speaking, what should dads do in the homeschooling process?

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Un Harried Homeschooling

Speaker: Jamie EriksonEveryone is given 24 hours in each day to use as they wish. In this session, you will hear how you can use each moment given to be intentional in investing in your family and homeschool and end each day feeling peace instead of frantic and overwhlemed. (more…)

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Encouragement for Young Moms

Training a child sounds a lot easier on paper than lived out in real life. Brook Wayne provides practical ways to train children, inspiring listening skills, initiating meaningful conversations, and gently guiding a child’s heart when correction is needed.

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Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia/ADD/ADHD

The personality type based techniques that award-winning author Jen Lilienstein will reveal in this workshop include specific, actionable, research-backed strategies with respect to how your child uniquely learns best.

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Embracing the Caterpillar: Integrating as a Homeschooled Adult

Being homeschooled “all the way through” in today’s world makes you distinct. While every Christian has to learn how to “be in the world but not of”, sometimes as a homeschool alumni, it’s hard to know which world it is that you inhabit. “Homeschool lifer” Danielle shares which unique bumps in the road she’s faced, what has helped make her transition to “adulthood” easier for her & her family, and how her homeschooled identity helps her navigate in life.

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What is a Mother To Do With Sons?

Many homeschool mothers grieve over the conflict that often occurs between them and their sons, especially as the enter the teen years. How does a mother handle the transition of her little boy as he begins to identify with his father and manhood? What is her role? What can she do to not alienate her son as she gives instruction? You learn the answers to these questions and more!

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Devoted How We Make Our Special Family Work

Speaker: Christopher and Heather LaurieOwners and Operators of “Special Needs Homeschooling” discusses family life with multiple special need children. Believing that there is indeed life after a diagnoses, the Lauries discuss how to live a life glorifying God. (more…)

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Foundation of Learning Styles

Speaker: Jan BedellLearning from the journey of homeschooling her own daughter with learning disabilities, Jan Bedell shares encouragement of how to teach children with special needs, learning delays, and more! (more…)

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Mentors For Our Children: Our Amazing Founding Fathers

Have you ever been at the top of a roller coaster anticipating the next plunge? Aaaaaah! Is your experience in teaching your child to read much like that of a roller coaster ride? Discover how to solve the mystery of reading challenges.

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Getting Started Homeschooling: Everything from A to Z

This session is a practical “how-to” workshop, intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. Melanie will review Ohio’s homeschool regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging, as well as provide examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options. Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this is an important session that will provide answers to all your homeschool questions!

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Moving From Surviving to Thriving While Leaving a Legacy of Faith

Busy mamas find themselves spinning many plates at once and are often left feeling like they are surviving rather than thriving. In her talk, Moving From Surviving to Thriving While Leaving a Legacy, Ruth Adams ( a busy Mama of seven ) helps you think about what defines true thriving. She will be offering hope, encouragement, and practical tips to help you move your homeschool from surviving to thriving while leaving a legacy for generations to come.

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Getting Started Homeschooling

This session is a practical ???how-to??? workshop intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. We will review Ohio’s homeschool regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging. Examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options will be examined.Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this session will provide answers to your questions.

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How Children Learn

This seminar sifts through what we now know to be true about how God has hard-wired kids to learn. It briefly reviews the steps of cognitive development for kids from K-6th grade and gives practical strategies for supporting their development in your homeschool program.

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Learning to Trust Your Instincts as a Homeschooling Parent

We are bombarded with Pinterest, FaceBook and Instagram ideas on how to educate, raise, discipline, feed, and clothe our kids. But how will we really KNOW what’s best for our kids? How can we have peace about what we are doing at home? Find out some very doable ways to gain wisdom so that you can fulfill the purposes that GOD has for your family.

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Homeschooling on a Shoestring Budget

Homeschooling doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars per child. Vicki homeschooled seven at a time while their family was without a full-time income for four years, sometimes spending less than $100 per year.

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Finding Fun and Unique Ways to Teach Your Children

When we think of educating our children, we often think of our children sitting at desks or the kitchen table using textbooks and workbooks. While this kind of teaching/learning is enjoyable to some students, most students (and parents!) enjoy breaking out of the more traditional classroom setting in exchange for ideas and activities that are more fun! It is possible to incorporate alternative kinds of teaching and learning into your homeschool, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! There are ways to use hands-on activities, dance, poetry, drama, experiments, fun literature-related activities, music, travel, and more to spice up your homeschool! If you’re in a homeschool rut or if you’re just not sure how to add a little fun and adventure to your homeschool, we would love to share some ideas and information with you! Your children will thank you (Ok…it may be years from now! But they will!) and your family may discover a new love for learning this school year!

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Out of the Box Homeschooling

A practical look at the first steps into homeschooling your child with special needs. Whether you are just starting homeschooling and have a special blessing or this is your 4th child and they learn completely differently from the others homeschooling outside the box doesn’t have to be lonely or an uphill battle. You can effectively meet your child’s unique needs and excel! Let me show you a variety of ways to make it happen.

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Homeschooling on Empty

Are you feeling like you’re being pulled in every direction? Let’s look over some biblical principles for relationships and practical tips for home management, grocery shopping and meal prep, organization, and homeschooling.

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Unhurried Homeschooling: Why We Need to Slow Down

In world that is moving at warp speed it’s easy to forget that kids are still kids. Their needs haven’t changed; they need time to explore and experiment with the real world around them, to absorb life through all their senses, to process their thoughts at their own pace. All of these are crucial in laying a firm foundation for higher learning, but this TAKES TIME. Learn why this is so important and how to protect and defend your kids’ childhood.

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The Homeschool Journey: Part 2 Tips for Notification and Getting Started”

This session is a practical “how-to” workshop intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. We will review Ohio’s newly-revised regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging to participants with examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options being provided. Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this session will provide answers to your questions.

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