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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Marriages that Thrive in Troubled Times

Mark and Cindy have been married for nearly thirty-two years, and have had their share of troubled times and happy times. Come and hear what Mark and Cindy believe are three keys to moving your marriage from bad to good or from good to great.

The Hidden Struggles of Homeschoolers

Let's face it. Homeschoolers struggle with lots of things and often choose to hide them. As a homeschooler for twenty-five years, a pastor of a church filled with homeschoolers and a writing teacher for a homeschool co-op, Mark has seen the struggles and participated in some of them himself! Come and hear an honest approach to facing the most common problems homeschoolers love to keep hidden.

Teach the Way You Were Taught? NO!

Teaching the way we were taught is almost inevitable. It’s what we know and what we’re most comfortable doing. Not everything we experienced in the classroom as children was wrong, but there is so much more we can bring to our own children. Come and learn what research and experience have to say about the most effective way to teach in a homeschool environment.

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.