We'll hear her speak on The Enchanted Education, Putting "Home" into your Homeschool, Updating Charlotte Mason to the 21st Century and The Secrets to Breakthroughs in Writing.
The Enchanted EducationThe fantasy homeschool that lives in your imagination is a good one. It’s haunted by a invisible spirit called “The Ghost of Public School Past.” Her name is Mrs. Cox, she holds a red pen, she whispers in your left ear: “By this age in school, your child would already be…” Make it stop! That voice leads you to do all kinds of schoolish activities in the name of taking education seriously. It also leads to all kinds of unhappiness, tedium, and feelings of failure. What would happen if you could brush her off your shoulder? What if you could follow the fragile, bright vision you have of how life at home could be? Inspire an enchanted learning journey in your home!
Updating Charlotte Mason to the 21st CenturyWe all love dear Charlotte, but let’s face it. She didn’t have to contend with video games, Netflix, or cheap Van Gogh prints in McDonald’s restaurants. Moreover, the world has changed in a century. How do we translate all the good in her thinking and educational philosophy into a robust, technologically-current, globalized educational model that she’d applaud today? This seminar calls for an update—Can we be brave enough to expand on Miss Mason’s fabulous, child-oriented, expansive vision of education? The answer is, “Yes, we can.”
Put “Home” into Your HomeschoolHome education is first and foremost about how education flourishes in the house you call home. What are the conditions of home that support learning? How can you design your house to enhance learning opportunities? Family culture, “hygge” (the Danish word for coziness), and nurturing connection between parent and child offer the best environment for learning. The brain research says so! Let’s take a look at how you can transform your house into a home of natural learning opportunities.
The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing (all ages)Programs, curriculum, homeschool gurus—they all miss it. Yet it’s so simple! Find out what professional writers know about writing instruction that educators often miss. You’ll walk away from this seminar knowing exactly what to do to change the dynamic around writing in your family…for good. In fact, you can turn your writing program around in one step, once you know what it is and follow through. The good news is: anyone can apply this principle to writing (you don’t have to be an expert writer yourself). By the end of the session, you’ll have an 8-week writing plan to use right away—no purchase necessary! End the hand-wringing and tears for good.
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