There’s Always Something New to Learn

Online homeschool workshops could be compared with the continuing education required for public school teachers. There’s ALWAYS something I can learn and improve upon in my homeschool (or in my home life – they do go hand in hand!). I was recently blessed to be a part of the Start Homeschooling Summit, where I taught a workshop on how to use some systems and routines to get things done around the house so you can stress a little less as a homeschool mom. But I was also blessed by the other presenters’ workshops and I learned so much. I don’t have the time or energy (or childcare) to attend live conferences, so this was the perfect solution and I couldn’t have asked for more.

This article originally appeared on my old blog, Townsley Times. If you came here looking for this particular article but thought you were going to a different site, never fear, you’re actually in the right place. 🙂

I learned:

  • four different scheduling options for year-round schooling to ensure that we get it all done on a timetable that’s perfect for us. We will be implementing this immediately!
  • a variety of ways to make homeschooling more fun for my kids, since I am really not a “fun mom” per se. My kids are little and NEED me to have fun with them. The resources for this in the bonus bundle will be extremely helpful for our family!
  • how to set up an art space that will work for our home but not stifle their creativity. The list of suggested supplies and activities that came with that workshop is immensely helpful for someone like me who gets inspired easily, which then leads to overwhelm and no action at all. The free membership to Art History Kids in the bonus bundle is another great plus that we’ll be taking advantage of.
  • more about Charlotte Mason style and decided once and for all that it’s not for us. I know so many people love it, and I wanted to love it, but it’s just not a good fit. I know this now!
  • that I do love the morning basket concept, though. I’m working on choosing how to best implement that with my early-rising kids.
  • what unschooling is and is not. It IS interest-led, and we as parents are facilitators. It is NOT chaotic or the lazy way out. Not sure it’s for us, but I love that it follows the child, which is what we try to do, for the most part.
  • ways to keep my kids engaged without screen time. I fully believe children do not need screens, and we’ll be working on cutting down TV time (the only screen my kids have access to anymore).
  • how we can do “worldschooling” in our own area. Traveling with little kids is not so fun but we don’t necessarily have to travel to experience the world!


There's Always Something New to Learn with Online Homeschool Workshops #homeschool #allthehomeschoolthings

Guys…I did not have time to watch all 34 workshops yet! Some I need to go back and take notes on. Others, I didn’t get a chance to watch yet. I’m especially looking forward to Conflict Resolution Skills, Learning in the Real World, How to Homeschool Science with Multiple Ages, and Instilling Character Into Your Children.

If you didn’t have a chance to catch the Summit, you can purchase full access to all 34 workshops, their downloads, PLUS mp3 files of each and the info-packed upgrade bundle of bonuses. There are several e-courses available as bonuses and those alone are almost worth the cost of the Summit, not to mention the ebooks and pdfs, discounts, and additional workshops you receive with the bonuses (26 in all). I can’t wait to see what other information I can learn from these ladies!

There's Always Something New to Learn with Online Homeschool Workshops #homeschool #allthehomeschoolthings

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