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A Grandmother’s Reflections on 35 Years of Homeschooling

Founder of Classical Conversations Leigh Bortins share stories about homeschooling and reflecting on how classical education transformed education. Listen Now

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Creating Your Own One Room Schoolhouse – Unit Study Made Easy

The truth is that almost everything you’ve ever heard about unit studies is probably wrong. Learn the simple secret that every truly great educator knows that will dramatically simplify your schedule, add Life to your classroom and prepare your children for a lifetime of learning, taught by a homeschool pioneer who has been teaching unit studies for nearly 40 years.

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Let’s Play Math Games

Are you tired of flashcards? Does your child cry when you give another timed math fact test? Are you
beating your head against the wall because your child can’t seem to remember the multiples of 7? This workshop will show you fabulous and effective alternatives to worksheets and flashcards by playing easy and fun math card games. Imagine your kids asking to practice their math facts more! Come and discover games to help your child learn their math facts.

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5 Strategies to Encourage a Love of Learning

Kerry used 5 simple strategies in her homeschool to give her kids a love of learning. Come discover these simple techniques you can use everyday in your homeschool. We will also cover 7 tools of learning for a lifetime, simple & fun games to inspire a love of learning, using math story books and an easy technique Dad and Mom can do daily to encourage love for learning.

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What Does a Classical Education Look Like in the Primary (K-2nd Grade) Years?

Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade need to focus on mastering the skills of reading, writing, and basic math. A student’s primary education program is the foundation on which the rest of his education is built. Find out how to train your students in accuracy, attention to detail, and mastery from the beginning. And discover how a simple read-aloud book each week can expose your students to science, history, geography, art, classical music, and poetry.

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Life Schooling: No Education is Complete Without It

In today’s modern world and push toward higher academics, we see a generation that lacks necessary life skills, such as simple budgeting, basic household maintenance, emergency preparedness, etiquette, and more. How can a parent prepare their children, teens, and young adults for the world without knocking themselves out ensuring it’s covered? With it’s growing and comprehensive library, Skill Trek is your solution. Learn how to integrate life skills into your day, with practical hands-on applications and a customizable curriculum designed to meet each student where they are.

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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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Mom Dont Make Me Think

Focuses on math but with many helps and tips that would apply to any subject. Math can be a struggle for a lot of children, but is simply giving them the answer the best approach? In this session, learn tips and helps for creating thinking skills in your children. Listen Now

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Homeschool Basics: How to Get Started, Stay Motivated, and Bring Out the Best in Your Kids

Whether you are starting with preschoolers or pulling kids out of “traditional” school, your first few years of homeschooling can be overwhelming. There are so many different curriculums to choose from, teaching and learning styles to discover. There’s your own family rhythm to adjust to and state requirements to figure out. There’s also often added pressure from family and friends. Why would any parent choose to attempt to teach fractions or (gasp) long division when they can leave it to the professionals? Our goal is to provide encouraging information about homeschooling basics, plus give you thoughtful and informative ideas on how to get started and stay the course.

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Equipped to Conquer: Homeschooling the Special Needs Child

Do you want to home school your child with needs outside the realm of traditional curriculum? The question is often, “Can I be equipped to home school my child with special needs?” The answer is a resounding YES! Often the traditional treatment for struggling learners is more one-on-one instruction. All you need is some specific direction about what will make the most difference in that customized teaching time. Here, you will also learn the pros and cons of labeling.

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