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Beginners and inquirers

Understanding the NC Homeschool Law & DNPE

Spencer will explain the legalities of homeschooling in NC and working with the Division of Non-Public Education, what is required and what is voluntary.

Avoiding Burnout

Burnout 
is a common problem for homeschooling moms. If we want to thrive and persevere in homeschooling, we need to avoid this syndrome. Debbie will explain what it is, what causes it, its symptoms and how to prevent or remedy it. 

 

Homeschooling for Preschool

When does homeschooling really begin? Do you need a curriculum to homeschool your preschooler? How about some advice on keeping those busy little guys occupied while you are schooling the older kids? This workshop will be a practical look at these youngest members of our homeschool.

What to Do when Dad Isn’t on Board

Amanda shares her own story of a husband who was against homeschooling and will give advice on what to do if: a) Dad is completely against homeschooling, b) He will allow it, but isn't very excited about it, or c) He is supportive, but doesn't offer help.

Getting Started and the Homeschool Law (2014)

Deciding to homeschool is a big decision for a family. Where do I begin? How do I start? What does the law say? Do I need a classroom? Do I have the ability to teach my children? Will they listen to me? Yes, you can homeschool successfully! These and many other questions will be answered by a veteran homeschool dad. This workshop is designed to help you get off on the right foot with your homeschool. Come learn from our experiences!

Learning All the Time: Make Learning a Lifestyle during Childhood

When your children are exposed to schooling as a lifestyle, they will seek to grow in knowledge well past adulthood. Some serious ideas, as well as creative, funny and enjoyable ideas will be shared. The goal of this workshop is to instill that love of learning to go well beyond your years as their teacher.

So Much Curricula, So Little Time

Unit studies, classical, traditional, unschooling, relaxed, eclectic—What are all of these approaches to homeschooling, anyway? How is a parent to choose? “I bought the wrong curriculum, and it’s not working”.“I hate it!” “My friend says that other curriculum is the one.” What do I do? Marji will try to demystify the curriculum jungle and equip you to find the best pathway through it for you and your family—and enjoy the process!

Exploring Your Homeschool Options

Are you wondering why so many people are turning to home education? Are you confused by the homeschool lingo you hear—terms like Charlotte Mason and delight-directed? In this session, we will explain why so many people are turning to home education and give an overview of the various popular approaches so that you can discover what is best for you and your family.

Model-Based Writing Lessons from Charlotte and Ben

Charlotte Mason and Benjamin Franklin offered simple, practical methods for using models to learn to write well. Their time-tested ideas have helped countless generations of students become confident, competent writers. Join us to learn how you can implement their suggestions in your homeschool, even if you have a struggling learner or find writing difficult.

Why Homeschool? Gentle Answers for Tough Questions

Whether you love the idea of homeschooling or think it’s the craziest thing since pet rocks, homeschooling is here to stay. We’ll start with a look at the top reasons you might want to homeschool, backed by solid statistics, then we’ll talk about questions such as: Is homeschooling legal? Is testing required? How much does homeschooling cost? What about socialization? Will it take all day? Even if you already know you want to homeschool, you’ll leave this talk with confidence that you can answer tough questions from those who doubt.

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