Monday, April 23, 2018

Homeschool Boot Camp

Begins today!

Don't be scared off by the title. These are free live videos featuring instructors instructing instructors. If you are a parent, a school teacher or anyone who works with children in any way, this teaching is helpful.

I have learned so much over the last several years as I've listened to the instructors at HECOA. I learned about how children learn best. I learned how to make the most of the educational years by not sticking to graded curricula (not very possible in a traditional school setting).

I learned about mentoring a child. I learned methods of teaching math, history and etc. I learned the importance of reading aloud. I learned that grades were developed to keep children in school until they are the age where factories can hire them (which purpose is no longer valid). 

And I learned how much there is to learn!

This event and others like it at HECOA are free for basic members. (Membership is free also.) You can attend the live event and listen to the replay for 24 hrs afterward. 

After that, you will need to pay to listen to replays. There are many videos from prior events in the archives. There is usually a free video up on your member dashboard page that changes periodically.

The current free featured replay for basic members is of Shiloah Baker talking about the importance of reading, and especially reading aloud. Shiloah is a mother of 11, a number of whom have disabilities including autism and dyslexia. 

The link she shares for her website is no longer valid. This is a replay of a video from a number of years ago. What she shares is so interesting.

Back to the Bootcamp. There is a good lineup of speakers for this week, including Steve Demme who shows you how to see math, Patrick Nurre who is excited about learning from nature, Blaine Rindlisbacher who talks about relationships, and Jill Stowell who shares how to help your struggling student.

There are many speakers who come from many different places, religions and educational views. Listen, as always, with discernment.

Be blest!

Words of today-

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