“I was delighted to be part of a small group of women in Arizona who used the Home Education 101 workbook. It was a wonderful book packed full of homeschool information and ideas. We were able to see and hear the author's point of view, but we were also able to incorporate the techniques and suggestions into our own homeschool life. The sharing and camaraderie that we established made way for the support and friendship necessary for homeschool beginners. I would recommend this resource to any small group or community of homeschoolers who wish to get a 'jump start' into finding a passion and vision for their personal homeschool environment.”
What is Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers?
Topics hand picked to meet the needs of new or prospective homeschoolers include:
Beginning the Incredible Journey
Organize Your Time: Lesson Planning, Scheduling, and Basic Time Management for the Homeschooling Household
Choosing Curriculum: Charting Your Homeschool Course
Getting Dinner on the Table the Same Day You Homeschool
Testing and Evaluations
Home Education with Style - Learning and Teaching Styles
Organize Your Home to Create an Environment for a Learning Lifestyle
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Home Education 101 series!
#1: A tool for support group leaders and other homeschool mentors.
You've probably heard the old adage...
"Give a man a fish; feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish; feed him for a lifetime."
Do you sometimes feel that you are simply throwing your new homeschooling families a fish?
You know what I mean - give them the easy answer, the quickie curriculum recommendation, the checklist of basic steps...when what they really need in the long run is someone to come alongside them, to coach them in determining their own philosophy of education, their children's learning styles and love languages, planning and recordkeeping, recognizing God's vision for their families, and igniting a love of "learning about God's character and world" in their precious little ones. They need more than an earful of information at a meeting. They need models, coaches - mentors.
Or maybe you are a veteran homeschooler who would love to take a newbie under your wing but you just don't feel confident in your own experience and knowledge. You would appreciate an organized outline that you can simply supplement with suggestions and ideas from your own personal experience.
Home Education 101 is a tool to encourage and equip new homeschoolers to "fish" for themselves, either family to family or in a small group setting.
This "basic course" does not replace the local support group, but is designed to offer committed new homeschoolers a small-group opportunity to meet with other parents "in the same boat" to learn about topics of interest specifically to first- or second-year homeschoolers - guided by a veteran homeschool mentor with a heart to lead new homeschool parents on this Journey of a Lifetime!
Current HEAV members receive a 15% discounton the green and blue books in the Home Education 101 series. Enter your member number on the final order form - this will be verified with the HEAV office.