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2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair

The 29th Annual Conference and Book Fair, May 24-26, 2013

Going beyond the Books

You are homeschooling and teaching your children at home for many reasons, but what is the primary goal? You want your children to be well-educated, but is there more to a good education than just the books? What if they graduate without a biblical foundation and walk away from their faith? This session describes how we can raise Christ-centered young adults through a lifestyle that goes beyond the books.

RX for Your Homeschool

Is your homeschool limping along, scattered or chaotic? Is the temperature in the classroom feverish and the pulse for learning weakening by the day? Is your school new and struggling to survive? Is there any hope for your homeschool ? Take heart, the doctor is in and ready to help yours become a healthier, happier homeschool.

Living the 80% off Lifestyle and Loving It

With five children, Jen has mastered the fine art of 80% off living. As homeschoolers, we’re continually attempting to create new ways to shave our budget, and when Jen survived a long period of unemployment, she mastered that fine art. She’ll walk you through meal planning and grocery budgeting and most aspects of home management. She’ll encourage you with practical ways to slash spending.

Solving Your Science Struggles

Let’s face it—most people don’t like science. Why is that? It’s likely because of how science was taught to them as children. In this talk, based on years of research, data and experience, Jeannie Fulbright shares her understanding of how science should be taught to elementary students. You will learn the keys to successfully building a solid foundation of science education, with tips, ideas and examples for making science come to life for both parents and students.

Throwing Light on the Dark Side: Good vs. Evil in Contemporary Youth Literature

Jim Weiss explores the current fascination with the dark side in the Narnia, Harry Potter, Twilight series, etc., provides perspective using historical precedents from the Bible and classic literature, explains why we find villains so fasinating; and offers ways to use moral conflicts in literature and films to guide our children in their real life ethical decisions.

The Greatest Deterrent to Homeschooling—Fear and Inadequacy

This presentation is based upon scriptural principles gleaned from King Jehoshaphat of Judah and the teachings of Jesus Christ. This session involves more of a general encouragement and challenge to homeschoolers than to specific direction on how to homeschool. However, there will be specific application principles that will be given in a 1-2-3 etc. format to help those who like to take away specific points to overcome fear of failure, one of the greatest enemies of homeschooling moms.

Becoming a Man of Valor

This workshop is based on Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life that I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave His life for me.” This is a deeply challenging call to Christian men of all ages to follow in the footsteps of Christ; to be the kind of man that the Lord can use, that his wife can count on and that his children can look up to.

How to Teach Your Child to Think

It is one thing to know when Columbus discovered America, but quite another to be able to talk about the challenges and unexpected variables that accompanied the explorer(s). Learning to think, to consider multiple causes and possibilities and to connect the dots in an informed and imaginative way is a skill that can be taught. Join us to learn about effective strategies for teaching our children to think.

Arrows for the Target: Preparing Our Children to Leave

Are you preparing your children to leave you or to stay with you? Why are some families sheltering their children to extreme levels, hindering them from growing up and moving out? What about daughters who are done with their schooling? How do we help our sons discover their calling and prepare them to be leaders in their own homes? In this workshop, Mark will give practical and biblical teaching on how to equip and prepare these “arrows” God has loaned us to leave the family when it is time and hit the target God intended for them.

Getting the Classical Education You Never Got

It is possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do (children to raise, bills to pay, homes to care for) and an educational history lacking skills like a knowledge of Latin and Greek and still become classical educated as an adult. Most of us were not blessed with a classical Christian education. We were taught that education is more about getting a job than it is about cultivating wisdom and virtue. But a classical education suggests otherwise.

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