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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Multi-sensory Teaching: Not Just for the Learning Disabled

For decades, learning specialists have understood the power of multi-sensory teaching. Often associated with learning disabilities, this dynamic teaching strategy has found a home in many non-disability settings as well. Kristen and her husband have designed this workshop to explain the research-based thinking behind multi-sensory teaching methods. Practical suggestions will be given for adding this powerful strategy to your own classroom.

Benefits of Homeschooling Adopted Children

James and Tanya will share the advantage of homeschooling adopted children. Homeschooling allows parents, siblings and adopted child(ren) to bond more effectively. It also gives parents the opportunity to identify, adjust and address any behavioral and academic challenges. More importantly, homeschooling minimizes the many adjustments that adopted children have to make while settling into their new home and family.

Fiction as a Weapon in the Culture Wars

Don will discuss how Hollywood has used fiction to undermine societal values and how to write back and fight back.

Homeschooling Is Not Foolproof

You are homeschooling and teaching your children at home, but will this automatically mean they’ll grow up and follow Christ? Is homeschooling foolproof? Well, it’s not. But there are principles in Scripture which, if followed, will give parents and children what God desires most: a relationship that goes to the heart and not just conditioning the outside behavior. This session describes how we can raise Christ-centered young adults through a lifestyle that goes beyond the books.

Common Core State Standards and Homeschoolers

Dee explains what Common Core State Standards are and objections to their implementation. He also covers their potential effect on home education, particularly as it relates to standardized testing.

This talk is part audio and part video in a MP4 format video file. This recording is a 229 MB download.

Homeschooling from the Homefront

This workshop addresses the unique challenges that seem to affect homeschooling families within the military community. Katherine will seek to offer some practical homeschooling tips for the many moves a family might make and how to the homeschooling requirements within different states and even overseas duty stations. She will also encourage the spiritual aspect of understanding the call of a military family by God.

Starting Over Again

Just when you think you're headed down the home stretch of the homeschool journey, along comes another blessing—a child. Angela will share her experience of how she found encouragement and motivation as her family transitioned from one milestone to the next. Come learn how to take the challenge of teaching children with vast age differences and turn it into an opportunity for greater adventures and gain innovative ideas for teaching.

Taming the Techno-Beast, Parenting in the Internet Age

X-Boxes, Game-Cubes, the Internet, MP3 players, and iPhones have changed the way we live, have fun and interact. Children quietly glued to game monitors for hours have replaced laughter and creativity. They beg to play, whine when they can’t and even lie about the time they’ve spent on “the gadget.” Teens and pre-teens spend most of their waking hours texting, chatting on Facebook or ‘tweeting’ on Twitter. Today’s latest breaking technology becomes tomorrow’s obsession. Technology has become a powerful tool, but maybe you feel like you’ve lost control in your own home.

This, We Believe

Dads and moms, in all the busyness of life and swell of expert advice, we've forgotten the fundamental truths of homeschooling and family. In short, we’ve forgotten why we do what we do. We have plenty of “how-tos” but have forgotten the “why-tos,” and it evidences itself in our lack of joy of homeschooling, family and parenting. Join funny guy and familyman, Todd Wilson, as he sets the stage for the best year ever as he brings us back to the basics of what we believe about family and homeschooling. You're not going to want to miss this for the world.

Answers for the Homeschool Critics in Your Life—Even When It’s You

Do you have a child who doesn’t want to be homeschooled, in-laws who don’t understand your reasons for homeschooling, a spouse who isn’t sold on the idea, or a guilt complex reminding you that you have no business homeschooling your children? Those nagging, sometimes-silent disapprovals can crush a person under the weight of guilt and despair. You sometimes feel like a wave tossed to and fro because in your heart of hearts you feel God would have you homeschool, but then again, the arguments against it are almost drowning you.

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