It’s Great Homeschool Convention season!
This year there are seven (yes, 7!!) Great Homeschool Conventions happening in different parts of the country. Here’s what’s coming up next:
- Greenville, SC March 21-23, 2019
- St. Charles, MO March 28 – 30, 2019
- Cincinnati, OH, April 25-27, 2019
- Ontario, CA June 13 -1 5, 2019
- Rochester, NY August 1 – 3, 2019
- Jacksonville, FL August 8 -10, 2019
Are you trying to decide if you should go to one near you?
Great Homeschool Conventions offer hundreds of wonderful speakers and an exhibit hall jam-packed with curriculum for all ages.
A few not-to-miss speakers…
Pam believes you don’t have to sacrifice relationships to homeschool strong.
Andrew was my very first guest on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast– and he came back recently for another wonderful conversation!
He runs the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and I maintain that he’s one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard. Don’t miss him if you come!
The Rabbit Room is a creative community started by the talented musician and author Andrew Peterson.
At the GHC conferences, you’ll get a chance to hear from various members of Rabbit Room’s best and brightest, as well as a panel conversation about what it means to make stories that illuminate in today’s world. You can also hear Andrew Peterson in concert!
Colleen is a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She’s the founder of the popular blog, Raising Lifelong Learners.
You’ll enjoy any of Colleen’s sessions, and you can also catch her, Pam Barnhill, and myself in a Mom-to-Mom Panel at every convention.
Douglas Gresham is the stepson of C.S. Lewis, and you may have heard my conversation with him for a special episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast.
An accomplished author and actor, Douglas Gresham will be presenting at the Cincinnati conference at a special evening session.
Randall Goodgame is the creative force behind Slugs & Bugs. His music for children is a favorite at our house!
Your kids will get to attend a Slugs & Bugs concert at each Great Homeschool Convention. He’s also a part of the wonderful work of the Rabbit Room on the Road (mentioned above).
There’s more… lots more! Click here to see the whole list of speakers at this year’s Great Homeschool Conventions.Register for GHC
I’m speaking at all of the Great Homeschool Conventions this year. These are my sessions:
Teaching from Rest in the Early Years: Homeschooling Kids Under 8
Homeschooling the early years should be simple, but you know what? It doesn’t feel simple. We want to do this well, after all, and with joy.
In this session, you’ll discover the 5 most important parts of a successful homeschooling day for kids under 8, and the principles that will help you keep first things first, even in the midst of an overwhelming, ordinary day.
If you have kids under 8 and long to teach with unshakable peace, this session is for you.
Loving Your Life as a Homeschooling Mom
If homeschooling has lost its shine, you are not alone. It’s easy to get caught up in the dailiness of demanding tasks. Before long, the homeschooling lifestyle we were once excited about seems like a drag.
You don’t need to change your homeschool to love it more. Joy doesn’t come from a change in circumstances as much as from how we look at our circumstances. It’s all about reframing what we see.
In this session, we’ll think through what’s standing in the way of falling in love with our homeschooling lives, and then we’ll reframe those obstacles so we can love our homeschool even if things aren’t going according to (our) plan.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Books (Even if You Haven’t Read Them Yourself)
Discussion is a powerful parenting and teaching tool– perhaps the most important element of cultivating a strong relationship with our kids. Discussions about books are especially effective, because books contain the biggest and best ideas of all time.
But it can be hard to keep up with what our kids are reading. And what if we don’t know much about “literary analysis?”
In this session, I’ll demonstrate that you don’t need to have much literary know-how or even to have read the book to have a great conversation with your child about it. You’ll discover 5 questions you can ask your child about any book (from board books to classic novels and everything in between) to have great conversations with your kids.
Questions and answers about everything from troublesome toddlers, to stopping math tears, to how to get dinner on the table.
P.S. there’s chocolate!
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P.S. If you’re a Read-Aloud Revival Premium Member, you’ll also receive an invitation to a picture book swap before each conference begins. What can I say? These are just really fun.