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Parents of older elementary age/middle school

Strategies to Teach a Struggling Reader

By request, this workshop is offered to provide practical application of the five key elements of reading discussed in the workshop, "Do You Have a Struggling Reader?" Whether you attended the earlier workshop of not, you will be blessed by learning about teaching strategies and innovative activities that not only give you fresh ideas for more effective teaching but will also help you better understand the essentials for reading success.

Do You Have a Struggling Reader?

Does your son or daughter seem to be faltering in her or her efforts to learn to read? Is it the curriculum? Is it you? Based on current research, Kristen and her husband have designed this workshop to help parents better understand the most essential elements of the reading process, along with those critical ingredients that must be emphasized to produce a successful, capable reader.

About the “Talk": Preparing Students for a Culture of Sexual Brokenness

We live in a sexually broken culture that is claiming a lot of victims. Is it possible to help students be sexually whole? In this session, John walks through some must-know facets of our culture and offers guidance for mentoring students with truth, hope, and goodness.

Become the Mom You Want Your Children to Remember

Before we ever begin homeschooling, our children are learning life lessons from the way we live. Join me to consider timeless ideas from Charlotte Mason and others on developing noble character, good habits and helpful routines, not just for children, but also for parents. Learn to focus on things that truly matter in order to become the mom you want your children to remember.

Online Instruction: The New Frontier

Online education is exploding! It can work hand-in-glove with homeschooling, or it can be an expensive error and a time-waster. What are the pros and cons? Some classes are free, and some are costly—what’s the difference? Are they worth the cost? And maybe the most important question—can we go to class in our jammies? Between them, Diane and Marji have homeschooled nine children, and both have graduated their last student. Their experience with online instruction extends from the parent side to the teacher experience. They have seen the pros and cons from both sides.

Secrets to Making Writing Fun during the Elementary Grades

Writing can be an enjoyable activity for budding writers. Come be equipped with fun, engaging ideas for encouraging and motivating your elementary-age children as they learn to write. The result? Your children will not only produce polished writing projects, they’ll be begging for the next lesson!

Stories through Stage and Screen

Come learn the importance of the dramatic arts as we examine the impact stories have on our lives and culture.

Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day

Children like to do what they can do; they want to do what they think they can do, and they hate to do what they think they cannot do. If you want excited and enthusiastic children who learn well, you must understand these key laws of motivation and focus on the essential requirement of relevancy. If it matters, children will learn it, and if it doesn’t, they won’t. This session will enlighten you with specific ways to find and create relevancy for children, even when they have no apparent interest.

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.

How to Help Your Children Become Self-Motivated

Are you tired of working so hard to get your child to do their work or make the right choices? When will they be self-motivated? How can you help them develop this? Discipline is when parents provide external motivation for right choices (which is a necessary part of the process). Discipleship is when parents help children develop their own motivation for making the right choices because of their love for Christ. In this session, we will discuss how to make the difficult transition from discipline to discipleship.