Explore Homeschooling: 2020 Virtual Tour

explore homeschooling virtual tour

To help meet the unprecedented increased interest in homeschooling, we’re launching a series of Facebook Live sessions – “Explore Homeschooling: A Virtual Tour of Homeschool Ideas, Resources & Activities.”

These events will encourage, equip and empower families who are both homeschool veterans and also those considering “accidental” or “temporary” homeschooling over the next few months.

Please join our Facebook Event for this series and share with anyone you know who is interested in homeschooling. We’ll be adding dates and info as they become available!

March 31 – Kristi Clover: Explore Homeschooling (1)

“I loved getting to chat with you all tonight. Here are a few notes from things I mentioned:

  • KristiClover.com/Sanity – This is where you can get my School at Home Routine printable and a free digital copy of my Sanity Savers for Moms book.
  • KristiClover.com/HomeschoolHelp – This is where I have linked TONS of #CoronaSchool resources!!
  • My book Homeschool Basics is in my store and on Amazon! Chapter 1 alone is going to knock your socks off with encouragement and help.
  • My Ultimate Homeschool Organization Course is on sale right now. (ALL my homeschool products are on sale right now!) If you use CLOVER10 you can get an additional $10 off. HomeschoolOrganization.com & KristiClover.com/store
  • Really looking forward to connecting with you all more in June!! Praying the Lord richly blesses your homeschooling and your families!!”

Kristi Clover is a home organization and #momlife expert. She’s also the author of M.O.M.=Master Organizer of Mayhem and Homeschool Basics, the host of the Simply Joyful Podcast, and a popular conference speaker. Her passion is to encourage families to find simple ways to bring more joy into their home and life. She loves to share about her adventures in motherhood and home life through a variety of media that you can find at KristiClover.com. Kristi lives in San Diego with her husband, Steve, and their five children. Be sure to connect with Kristi online for an extra dose of encouragement. She’s @KristiClover on most social media networks.

April 7 – Nicole Hodge from Thrivent

Nicole Hodge, a Community Engagement Leader at Thrivent and former educator, shares some interactive ways to teach your children about how to have a healthy relationship with money while living generously. She believes early conversations about budgeting and stewardship can lead to good financial choices in your child’s future. She loves to educate people on hands-on strategies to implement with their children. Nicole lives in the Kansas City area and is married with two children, ages 2 and 14.

April 14 – Calvary University

Tammy Pihl explored the many educational opportunities that are available for homeschoolers at Calvary University, including early college options at $54 a credit hour.

April 21 – What Homeschoolers Won’t Tell You

Do you sometimes wonder what in the world you were thinking when you signed up to homeschool? Do you tend to compare yourself and your school and your children with others and find that you are lacking?

Dara will address issues like insecurity, feelings of inadequacy, being overwhelmed, not having perfect children, not being a perfect mom, etc… Dara uses a biblical base to her talks and many personal stories and humor. She wants to encourage homeschooling moms that God is able when we are not!

Dara Halydier is a pastor’s wife, a Bible teacher, a conference and retreat speaker, a mentor, a friend, mother of five grown boys, and grandma of eight beautiful children. She homeschooled for 21 wonderful years and is now encouraging other homeschooling families by speaking across the nation at homeschool conferences.

April 28 – HSLDA

Attorney Scott Woodruff of HSLDA joined us to discuss homeschool laws in both Kansas and Missouri.

May 5 – Spurgeon College

Dr. Andrew King, Assistant Dean of Spurgeon College and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, explained dual-enrollment opportunities available to homeschoolers, educational resources, and more.

May 12 – Homeschooling on a Shoestring Budget

Homeschooling doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars each year. With some extra time and energy, you can teach on a budget.

Tracy and Dara Halydier started homeschooling while Tracy was in seminary and without a job. They continued on a minister’s salary while homeschooling five children through high school. Dara will share ideas from K – 12 on bargain buying and teaching without the textbooks.

May 19 – The Etiquette Factory

Monica is a master motivator and dedicated instructor who loves to help children and adults see the benefits and rewards of having proper etiquette, mastering professionalism, and excelling in social skills. As a Certified Etiquette Instructor and Life Coach and with 29 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she specializes in etiquette and professional instruction to help ensure the success of each individual both personally and professionally.

Mrs. Irvine is the published author of five books as well as the storybook series Fundamentals4Kids. She speaks to thousands of parents, educators, professionals, and children every year.

May 26 – The Real World: Are They Ready?

Will homeschooling really prepare your children for life academically, socially, and spiritually? Will they be able to go to college and be competitive in the job market? Will they be able to stand against the world’s culture and be able to stand for Christ?

Dara will talk about making life-management skills a part of your home life and how to incorporate it into high school credits. She will bring wisdom from Proverbs and show you how to teach your kids to apply it to their lives as she shares with you the journey of her own five boys and their successes and failures in the real world.

June 2 – Practical Proverbs

What topics do you think of when you hear “Life Management Skills”? These are the topics of Proverbs. Practical Proverbs for Younger Students is recommended for grades 4th-8th and Practical Proverbs for Older Students is recommended for high school students and older.

This session will lead you to a deeper understanding of the need to study Proverbs and how. Dara Halydier will discuss what led her to writing Practical Proverbs, how God has used these truths in her and her family’s lives, and how this Bible study can be used individually, as a family, or as a small group. Practical Proverbs teaches life management skills such as anger management, budgeting, the importance of choosing Godly friends, and many others.

Homeschooling Children With Special Needs

Jean Wetherilt, our special needs coordinator and founder of Possabilities Children’s Therapy Group, discusses resources and tips for families homeschooling children with special needs.

June 9 – Building a Biblical Self-Esteem in Your Child

Self-esteem can have a negative connotation among God’s people, but it is really about a right relationship with God and a true perspective of who God is and who we are. As parents, we have the responsibility to raise kids with a positive understanding of who God says they are. Claiming these truths can change attitudes and actions. Are you aware of how your words and actions can help or hurt your child as they find out who they are? Is communication in your home healthy and honoring to God? Dara will speak about the importance of words that build up and emotions that are handled carefully. Learning and teaching how to take every thought captive, how to replace Satan’s lies with God’s truths, and how to give praise to our amazing God will give you tools towards building a healthy and biblical self-esteem within your child’s heart.

June 16 – Notgrass


BONUS: Explore homeschooling further at our rescheduled homeschool conference on June 26-27 at the KCI Expo Center!

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