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2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair

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

Homeschool Encyclopedia: A Whirlwind Tour of Methods, Skills, Vocabulary and People You Need to Know

Sometimes homeschool conferences can be a confusing blur of new terms, confusing concepts and casual references to people and ideas you’ve never heard of. Join us for an overview of some of the most important ideas and people you’ll encounter during your homeschool journey, including the classic stages of learning, seven laws of teaching, learning styles, Charlotte Mason and much more.

Chasing God and the Kids Too! (Cheryl)

This workshop will focus on practical and biblical ways moms can grow spiritually while dealing with the pressures of homeschooling. Moms will learn practical ways to maintain a consistent quiet time, Bible reading, prayer, etc. and to get their fervor for God amidst the dirty diapers.

Encouraging Success in Your Children

As homeschooling parents, we feel a great burden of responsibility for our children’s futures. Ultimately, that future is in God’s hands, and our number one goal should be to steer them into a vital relationship with the living God. Yet, as the special people to whom God has entrusted these children’s lives and education, we must learn to discern their unique giftings and probable vocations.

Powerful Peacemaking

This workshop will provide an overview of four essential principles that will enable you and your children to resolve conflict quickly and experience genuine forgiveness and reconciliation.

Teach Your Children to Listen

One of the prevailing themes of Proverbs is to listen. When we listen to our authorities and our Lord, our lives are guided on the right paths. Children need to be taught this valuable lesson; not only to be able to pay attention and understand what a speaker is saying, but also to be able to develop a loving relationship with their parents! Learn how homeschooling dad Jim Hodges has managed to have a wonderful relationship with three grown children by teaching them how to listen.

Re-energize Mom First!

Refocus, reorganize, revive to re-energize mom first. This workshop is for moms who are saying, “Help!” Someone just added one more thing to my already overflowing plate!” Can we talk? This discussion will provide you with strategies to stay focused, organized, revived and energized for the coming school year. Re-energized life! Re-energized wife! Re-energized mom keeps all things calm!

Research That Will Change the Way You Teach

What makes some teachers so much more effective than others? How much of it is personality and how much is a matter of skills anyone can learn? William and Kristen have designed this workshop to share some of the most compelling research on effective teaching and to be practical and encouraging. Come expecting to change the way you teach.

Adolescence 101: Who Are You and What Have You Done with My Child?

This season of change, both physically and emotionally, can take a big toll on our tweens moving into adolescence. What changes should we, as parents, expect? How do we continue to train them during this intensive and sensitive time? Join Julie Hiramine as she helps you navigate this short yet influential season with your son or daughter.

The Supportive Homeschool Dad—How to Have a Presence in Your Absence (Derek)

This workshop will focus on the practical, biblical and tangible ways dads, especially those who work outside the home, can take an active role in homeschooling their children.

Equip Children for Life with Three Critical Skills

What will my children really remember after homeschool? (What do I remember from school?) Will my children have the skills necessary to be life-long learners? There are at least three important skills that will equip our children to succeed in any endeavor of life: 1) Research (finding the information they need); 2) Critical thinking (evaluating the information they find); 3) Communication (passing on the information they think is valuable). Come explore the importance of these skills and practical ways to teach them.

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