The first day at the CHOIS Homeschool Conference in Nampa was great. I got to hear Michael Farris, Esq. from the HSLDA and Zan Tyler from Apologia. It was my perfect homeschool storm! I had wanted to hear Zan speak at the 2 to 1 Conference but I wasn’t able to raise airfare. As it turns out her dad was sick and she wasn’t able to be there.

 

Here are a few bullet points about what I learned

  • Educational choices have predictable results~Michael Farris
  • Media doesn’t come from adult authority~M.F.
  • Respect authority and what they teach~M.F.
  • When sending your kids to public school and you say ‘well they are the salt and the light’ when was the last time YOU were the salt and the light?~M.F.
  • For the older grades: don’t spoon feed their assignments. Give them a week at a time with a DEADLINE.
  • Give consequences for missed deadlines
  • Make sure they are efficient at math and writing….don’t pay for non credit college classes because your children aren’t up to par
  • Burden is a call to prayer
  • “God delights in opening doors for us”~Debra Bell via Zan Tyler
  • Obstacles aren’t reasons to quit homeschooling, they are reasons to pray~Zan Tyler

These are what have really stuck out at me. I still have notes from Zan Tyler that I want to share with you. She tells us, as homeschool moms, ARE enough.

I came away with a renewed spark for homeschooling….I want to share that spark with you!

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