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Andrew Pudewa Back to School Bash Top Picks

Principles of Motivation

Andrew Pudewa

A life-long student of motivation, Andrew Pudewa has organized fundamental ideas of motivation into categories: four forms of relevancy, three laws of motivation, and two secret weapons. This expansion of Andrew’s previous talk Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Be Making Forts All Day includes new and updated stories, tips, and information.

Colleen Kessler Back to School Bash Top Picks

When Worry Overwhelms: Helping Your Smart & Anxious Kid

Collen Kessler

The strangest thing about anxiety in children, especially neurodivergent children, is that it doesn’t always look like what we think of when we think anxiety. It can look like anger, frustration, perfectionism, depression, introversion, and so much more. It’s also often BIG when it comes to our littlest ones. Big worries, coupled with a little’s life experiences, works out to kiddos who are overwhelmed and are in a constant battle between flight or fight.For tweens and teens, it can mean questioning what they’re meant for, doubting what they know about themselves, or lead to negative thought loops and other challenges.In this session, Colleen will share some of the ways anxiety can look in your children and teens, and give you practical tips, book recommendations, and other resources that can help you and your family start moving from the overwhelm into a calmer life for everyone.  

Sunny Raybern Back to School Bash Top Picks

Successfully Homeschooling as a Working Parent

Sunny Raybern

Life is full of balancing acts, and the more things you add, the more challenging it can become. Do you want to homeschool but are wondering if you can juggle work with this too? We are here to tell you, “Yes, and you can succeed!” In this session you'll learn how to make it happen while also receiving encouragement and practical tips from someone who has been living the working and homeschooling life for more than a decade.

Steve Demme Back to School Bash Top Picks

Math You See and Understand

Steve Demme

Math is so much more than memorizing rules and facts. With a unique and humorous approach, Steve demonstrates how to use hands-on manipulatives to illustrate important math concepts such as place value, double digit multiplication, fractions, algebra, exponents, squares, square roots, and factoring trinomials.

Ana Willis Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

How to Make Your Kids Hate Homeschooling: 8 Mistakes You Might Be Making & How to Quickly Fix Them

Ana Willis

Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, scared to start, or ready to give up homeschooling? If so, you’re not alone. We can easily fall into homeschool traps that lead our kids to hate homeschooling. This is a fun and practical guide to ditching overwhelm and frustration and creating a successful homeschool experience. Ana shows you how to avoid and correct common mistakes homeschooling moms make.

Katie J Trent Back to School Bash Top Picks

Creative Character-Building

Katie J Trent

In this workshop, Katie shows moms how they can put a creative twist on character training that engages the whole family and activates your faith! Shift from behavior modification to life transformation with this distinctly unique approach to character development full of fun (and food) for everyone!

Richie Soares Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair Back to School Bash

Mastering the Map: Teach the 50 States the Fun and Easy Way

Richie Soares

This engaging and interactive workshop by Richie Soared if Homeschool & Humor is designed to make geography come alive. As homeschool parents, we often face the challenge of making learning engaging, especially when it comes to memorizing the names and locations of the 50 U.S. states. This workshop will arm you with fun, hands-on teaching methods that are not only effective but also enjoyable. The session will introduce you to a variety of playful techniques like unit studying, games, and media usage to explore the USA that will help children learn and retain the names, locations, and key facts about each state. This workshop promises an enlightening experience that will transform your approach to teaching geography, so join Richie, and let's make learning the 50 states an exciting journey of discovery!

Penny Rogers Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Sensory Activities To Improve Attention in Neurodivergent Children 

Penny Rogers

Does your neurodivergent child have difficulty paying attention or focusing during lessons? Learn how to determine your child's sensory personality as well as activities to meet those needs. Leave this workshop with a plan to help your autistic/ADHD child be successful.

Monica Irvine Back to School Bash Top Picks

Disciplining our Children with Love, So We Don't Break their Spirit

Monica Irvine

I know you have felt the pain of regret when you have had a moment of failure when discipling your children. I know many of you are fighting against habits you learned from your parents that you swore you would never do. I know you want to parent with love, honor and respect, but sometimes, you don’t.Parents, did you know that it is God’s perfect plan that his imperfect children raise his imperfect chil- dren? He knew you and I would not be perfect parents. He knew we would get it wrong on some days. However, still, he knew that the best people to raise your children was YOU! It is! It’s you.Listen to Master Motivator, Monica Irvine, share some invaluable insights in parenting with greater love, greater understanding and greater self control. Mrs Irvine will help you to understand the differ- ence in disciplining to stop or start behavior and disciplining to change your child’s heart. It makes ALL the difference. If you want a loving happy healthy relationship with your adult children, you must start creating that relationship today. Don’t miss this!

Stacy Craft and Scott Burns op Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair Back to School Bash

How to Plan and Teach Engaging Science Lessons That Your Kids Will Love

Stacy Craft and Scott Burns

Homeschooling can be incredibly fun and rewarding. It can also be totally overwhelming. This workshop will empower you to feel more confident in your ability to teach a subject like science. Learn how to create your own scope and sequence, manage your homeschooling schedule, and receive a free eBook to guide you through a successful year!

Jocelyn Pearson Back to School Bash Top Picks

6 Steps to Securing Scholarships for College

Jocelyn Pearson

Do you feel like scholarships are far out of reach for your student? Curious how students are securing so many scholarships but you can't find any? In this workshop, you'll learn the exact steps to find legitimate scholarships (with less competition) and secure actual scholarships to help pay for your student's college education. Join Scholarship Expert, Jocelyn Pearson, who got paid to go to college and has helped thousands of families secure millions in scholarships, while she walks you through her 6 steps to scholarships!

Ana Willis Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Discover the Riches of a Charlotte Mason-Inspired Education: How to Make Learning Fun and Unforgettable

Ana Willis

Your homeschool lessons don’t have to be boring! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to add various “spices” to elevate your kids’ learning to a rich and tasteful feast. You’ll also get practical ideas to capture your child's heart and help him or her fall in love with learning in a fresh new way!

Dennis DiNola Back to School Bash Top Picks

Goal Setting using the Merlin Principle

Dennis DiNoia

Goal setting is often thought of as a great idea and something everyone needs to do but we rarely do it and when we do, we usually lose track of the goal along the way. In this workshop, goals are brought to life through creation and conversation. Everyone participating will create a goal and a visual display for that goal during the workshop. This process can be done with family members over and over again as well as with other homeschool groups as activities. The process is created in a fun and fast paced style with everyone having an opportunity to create and share their goal that will leave each participant inspired by their goal and by the goals of others. Every year participants from previous workshops come back to share how they accomplished the goal they created from their past attendance.

Colleen Kessler Back to School Bash Top Picks

Your Atypical Homeschool: Helping Your Neurodivergent Kiddos Thrive

Colleen Kessler

Homeschooling gifted, twice-exceptional, special needs, or otherwise neurodivergent children? Parenting these kiddos can be a challenge, and homeschooling them is that challenge squared.On the surface, it seems like homeschooling advanced kids, curious, kids, creative and innovative kids would be a breeze and a pleasure. But, simmering underneath all the fun is a complexity you never anticipated. Throw in a few twice-exceptionalities or struggles, and you often feel like it's just too much.There are so many things that don’t turn out the way you pictured they would, curriculums or styles that don’t fit, people who don’t “get”you or your kids, and so many sleepless nights wondering and worrying what the future holds.In this session, you’ll get new perspectives and practical tips from Colleen Kessler and leave ready to start thriving in your homeschool and your parenting right away.

AshleyWiggers Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Homeschooling Boldly

Ashley Wiggers

Homeschooling is a faith journey like no other. What does it mean to homeschool boldly? Does it mean you know exactly what you’re doing? Not at all! It means you have learned to be confident in the One who called you to this crazy and amazing role. Come hear Ashley (a homeschool graduate now homeschooling mom) share her experiences and encourage your heart in what really matters so you can homeschool with boldness. 

Kay Chance Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

5 Essential Elements of a Natural Learning Environment

Kay Chance

How can you set up your home in a way that encourages kids to learn the way they were made to learn? Discover the five essential elements you need to create an atmosphere where kids learn naturally... A home that nurtures the whole child—heart, mind, and soul!

Durenda Wilson Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Bold by Being Unhurried

Durenda Wilson

In a world that is moving at warp speed, it’s easy to forget that kids are still kids. Their needs haven’t changed: they need time to explore and experiment with the real world around them, to absorb life through all their senses, and to process their thoughts at their own pace. All of these are crucial in laying a firm foundation for higher learning, but this TAKES TIME. Learn why this is so important and how to protect and defend your kids’ childhood.

Connie Albers Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

The Importance of Heart-Centered Homeschooling

Connie Albers

As a mom of adult children who were homeschooled with a heart-centered approach, I firmly believe that it's the key to keeping the heart of your children. Heart-centered homeschooling goes beyond academics; it prioritizes love, empathy, and genuine connections with our children. By embracing their unique interests, learning styles, and passions, we create a safe and supportive environment for them to flourish. In this presentation, I'll share the practical benefits of heart-centered homeschooling, from fostering emotional intelligence and critical thinking to building strong family bonds. Join me in understanding the heartwarming impact of heart-centered homeschooling and its significance in empowering our children for life's adventures.

Todd Wilson Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum

Embracing Your Personality Type

Todd Wilson

Frustrated by the fact that what works for your homeschooling friends doesn't seem to work for you? Or what works for one of your children doesn't work for all your children? For the first time ever, discover the FOUR homeschool Temperaments. You'll discover if you're a Falcon, Owl, Swan, or Sand Piper and how to homeschool in light of those traits. You'll laugh, nod your head in agreement and find yourself saying, "That finally makes sense.” During our time together we'll discuss tips for each temperament, how to teach your children who may NOT be your temperament, and what types of homeschool curriculum works best for your temperament. This is going to be fun as you discover your homeschool temperament!

Jeanette Whittaker Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum

Setting Their Hope in God through Studying His Mighty Works

Jeannette Whittaker

Set your student’s hope in God and prompt them to keep His commandments by studying history as God’s Story.See how God prepares individuals to accomplish His purposes, in His timing.Discover ideas and principles.See God’s design for how we should be governed and walk in liberty.This workshop will offer encouragement and practical tips for any grade level or history curriculum.

Gina Ferguson Foster Back to School Bash Top Picks

5 Art Principles Every Homeschool Family Should Consider

Gina Ferguson Foster

Are you confident your child has the foundational skills necessary for creative, impactful visual communication? Often, homeschoolers minimize the importance of art instruction; however, in this presentation, Gina shares how developing artistic creativity helps set students up for lifelong success when visual creativity converges with other disciplines.

Moreover, Gina shares vital information on creating a solid art foundation and developing creativity at different ages and stages of life. Suppose you are confident your child has a solid art foundation (or are working toward that end). In that case, you will want to hear the many ways Gina suggests to continue exploring and expanding visual creativity. This talk is excellent for families with kids who love art, those who cannot stand art, as well as those who have not yet begun their creative adventures.

Meryl van der Merwe Back to School Bash Top Picks

Digital Tools for Homeschooling

Meryl van der Merwe

Feeling overwhelmed by all the online resources available? This workshop will outline a few of the best digital tools to organize your homeschool, make lessons more engaging, and prepare your children for college and careers.

Amy Milcic Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Why Homeschool Physical Education Is Essential (& How to Make It Fun)

Amy Milcic

Homeschooling often focuses on strengthening the mind and the soul. Don’t skip the body!
Learn all about homeschool physical education and why it’s so important to add to your learning fun at home. Discover the benefits of PE and how it empowers your kids with tools to help them in all areas of life. Get tips, ideas, and resources to make it easy to enjoy physical education as part of your homeschool experiences.
 

Sarah Collins Back to School Bash Top Picks

Help! My child won't sit.

Sarah Collins

1-2-3 Eyes on Me-—Many of us were told we weren’t taking in information unless we were showing it with our whole bodies. However, many children need to move to learn. This course will delve into the times that children benefit from sitting and how to engage our moving, wiggly learners. 

Bonnie Rose Hudson Back to School Bash Top Picks

How to Teach Kids about Persecuted Christians and Unreached People Groups

Bonnie Rose

More than 350 million Christians around the world today are suffering extreme persecution and discrimination because they follow Jesus. More than 40% of the world’s population today, nearly 3.4 billion people, are considered unreached, meaning that less than 2% of them are known to understand that Jesus loves them and offers them salvation. Both of these groups are often underreported on, and both are extremely important to educate our children about so they can pray, serve, and educate others. This workshop will equip parents and teachers with information, resources, and ideas on how to share the stories of the persecuted and the unreached with their children and students in age-appropriate ways.

Alicia Devore Back to School Bash Top Picks

Grow 10 Easy Veggies for Fall in Pots with your Kids

Alicia DeVore

Discover the joy of gardening with your child in this presentation, '10 Fall Veggies to Grow in a Pot with Kids.' The focus will be introducing ten easy-to-grow fall vegetables that are perfect for small spaces and young gardeners. I'll provide practical tips on choosing the right pots, planting seeds, nurturing the plants, and celebrating the harvest. This presentation isn't just about growing veggies—it's about cultivating a love for nature, understanding the food cycle, and spending quality time with your kids. Join me to create lasting memories and instill valuable skills in your children through gardening.

Cynthia Heren Back to School Bash Top Picks

Making Time for Mom When Kids Need All Your Energy

Cynthia Heren

The saying goes, “If Mama ain't happy nobody happy” is true. The atmosphere in the home is led by mom. When you are teaching and parenting kids who have extra needs, It's even more important to take care of yourself but also more challenging to prioritize yourself. When we share with our kids about our own needs and they see us taking care of ourselves, they have a chance to practice valuable skills including independence, and making priorities. 

Katie Keene Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Cultivating Unity and Nurturing Hearts Through the Principles of Family Government 

Katie Keene

Let's embark on a journey together, to learn about the life changing potential of a Family Government in a homeschooling family with high needs kids. I will share much of my own path with you as we explore how creating a strong foundation of togetherness and purpose can make your family stronger, bring you closer, and help your homeschooling adventure succeed. 

Nina Henson Back to School Bash Top Picks

4 Factors to Consider when Teaching Your Child with Any Learning Difference

Nina Henson

In this workshop we explore 4 factors to simplify teaching your child with learning differences to read, write and spell easily and happily. These 4 factors may surprise you but they are essential for those with learning differences but are also important for every learner.

Amy Milcic Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Why Homeschool Physical Education Is Essential (& How to Make It Fun)

Amy Milcic

Homeschooling often focuses on strengthening the mind and the soul. Don’t skip the body!
Learn all about homeschool physical education and why it’s so important to add to your learning fun at home. Discover the benefits of PE and how it empowers your kids with tools to help them in all areas of life. Get tips, ideas, and resources to make it easy to enjoy physical education as part of your homeschool experiences.
 

Steve Demme Back to School Bash Top Picks

Deepening Family Relationships Through Godly Communication

Steve Demme

There is no one who can build up a family like parents. As we live and learn together let’s be intentional our relationships in the family. Understanding each other and working on speaking and listening leads to healthier interactions among all members of the family.

Jeanette Whittaker Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum

The Literature of Liberty

Jeannette Whittaker

The yearning for liberty, planted in the soul of man by God Himself, has been expressed by writers from many nations, over centuries of time. As the handmaid of history, literature reflects men’s struggles to achieve liberty, and gives opportunity to plant a love and appreciation for liberty in the hearts of children and youth. This workshop will present great classics and suggest opportunities for their study and enjoyment in the classroom and home. 

Veldorah Rice Back to School Bash Top Picks

Practical Grammar: Using the Writing Process to Direct Grammar Studies

Veldora Rice

Grammar is an important component of writing well, but teaching it can cause even the most patient parent to struggle! However, there are several strategies that parents can use to make grammar less painful, more effective, and much more individualized for each child. This session will include several activities that will incorporate grammar into the learning your child is already doing.

Andrew Pudewa Back to School Bash Top Picks

Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

Andrew Pudewa

After years of teaching, Andrew Pudewa realized that students’ frustrations were often caused by teaching mistakes. Have you committed one of these errors in your teaching? Overcorrecting, holding back help, unclear assignments, and over-expectation can frustrate your students and hamper your best efforts. Join Andrew Pudewa to learn how to overcome and avoid these four deadly errors of teaching writing. 

Dennis DiNola Back to School Bash Top Picks

TEACH – creating independently responsible learners.

Dennis DiNoia

We are living in the information age. What people miss though, is that it’s not the information that is valuable.

What we, as parents and teachers, need to focus on is DISCOVERING. TEACH shows you how to help your students become independently responsible learners. Once our students know how they can be independently responsible in how they learn, the whole world is available to them. Literally. They become self-directed. They become inspired. They discover what is most important to them!

Discover how to empower, encourage & acknowledge their students’ education as the pathway to developing independently responsible learners. Students will discover that they can be responsible for their education and see that embodying knowledge is where the real power lies.

Sunny Raybern Back to School Bash Top Picks

Advantages to Literature-based Education

Sunny Raybern

Whether you're very familiar with literature-based learning or you’ve never heard the term, we’ll break down what it is, how to teach your children using great literature, and how to accurately assess what they know. You'll also discover why it's such an effective and engaging way to learn.

Veldorah Rice Back to School Bash Top Picks

Voice Comes First: Write from the Heart

Veldorah Rice

Believe it: Your reluctant writer can complete a paper with excitement. Your creative child can write a "boring" academic essay with joy. How?? By putting voice first. Come learn about Write from the Heart's teaching philosophy and why we believe that finding their voice can change a student's writing journey completely.

Sarah Collins Back to School Bash Top Picks

What is the function in executive functioning skills?

Sarah Collins

Executive Functioning are defined as the “brain-based skills needed to effectively execute or perform tasks and solve problems.” As with most skills, there is a range, not everyone needs to complete the same tasks on a daily basis. But, there must be a match between the environment, expectations, and abilities of a person.

This class will 1) define executive functional skills, 2) explain why they can be hard for some people, and 3) give helpful solutions to use the homeschool to help your children build these skills.

Andrew Phan Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum

Adaptive Learning Strategies and Tools for Students with Learning Difficulties

Andrew Phan

In this session, we will explore practical solutions tailored to homeschooling students with learning disorders, while also benefiting all homeschooling students. Discover how to create a conducive learning environment by controlling distractions, implementing effective systems to streamline lessons and track progress, and the importance of seeking support from educational professionals and online communities. Gain valuable insights to empower your child's singing education, ensuring they thrive in a well-rounded and supportive homeschooling environment.


Penny Rogers Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

The Shame Of A Late Reader

Penny Rogers

Reading is a developmental milestone that is expected earlier and earlier. What happens when your child is a late reader? How do you handle the stigma attached? Learn when to worry along with some tips to make it easier on both of you.


Paul Vasey Back to School Bash Top Picks

Personal Finance Simplified

Paul Vasey

Let's talk about various Personal Finance concepts, activities and ways to enable those all important money conversations.

Richie Soares Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair Back to School Bash

Managing All Walks Of Life In A Single-Parent Household

Richie Soares

Navigate the intricate maze of single parenting with grace and effectiveness in this insightful workshop by Richie Soares of Homeschool & Humor called "Managing All Walks Of Life In A Single-Parent Household". The workshop dives into relevant topics such as efficient homeschooling strategies, time and stress management, work-life balance, and self-care, all within the context of single parenthood. Designed to encourage resilience, resourcefulness, and resolve, this interactive session will equip you with practical tools and proven methodologies to tackle your challenging yet rewarding role. Come, inspire, and be inspired!

Monica Irvine Back to School Bash Top Picks

Raising Boys to Become True Gentlemen who Live with Great Honor

Monica Irvine

Parents, I know you want to raise sons who live with honor, but our society continues to strip away opportunities for our children to do honorable things. Here’s the great news...you can make sure that you are creating opportunities for your children to practice living with honor, but it requires parenting with purpose.

What happens when our sons learn to live with honor? They:

• Grow in self confidence and self worth
• They have many more doors of opportunity opened to them
• They build healthier and happier relationships
• They set the foundation of becoming devoted fathers and husbands

Come and listen to master motivator Monica Irvine, inspire your family with lots of ideas of how to teach your sons the skills of honor through small simple acts of generosity. It truly can change their lives and yours as well. You don’t want to miss this!

Meryl van der Merwe Back to School Bash Top Picks

College-Bound Homeschoolers: Preparing for the Next Chapter

Meryl van der Merwe

Concerned that your children will be able to get into college, pay for college and succeed in college? This workshop will highlight what you should focus on throughout high school to set your children up for success.
Katie J Trent Back to School Bash Top Picks

 3 Strategies for a More Peaceful Homeschool 

Katie J Trent

Homeschooling can be stressful at times. Whether you are considering homeschooling, just starting out, or have been doing it for a while, there are a lot of fears and insecurities that go along with it. In this workshop, Katie shares three strategies to infuse more peace and joy into your homeschool journey as you understand the most common mistakes we make in homeschooling, and gain simple strategies to infuse more peace into your daily routine.
Katie Keene Back to School Bash Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Cultivating Unity and Nurturing Hearts Through the Principles of Family Government 

Katie Keene