Life of Home Learners
Homeschool Leaders – Dr. Brian Ray
Dr. Brian Ray is one of the founders of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) and currently president of the non-profit research organization. Founded in 1990, some of the work that NHERI does includes working with legislators on issues relating to parental rights and children’s rights and serving as conference speakers for groups interested in homeschooling.
Fostering a Love of Learning
Encourage your children to ask questions when they don’t know or aren’t sure if something is a good thing. Asking questions can lead to learning how and where to go to research to find answers or learn more about a topic or subject. Another benefit of asking questions is that it could be a great way to have a family discussion about a topic of importance.
Answering God’s Call to Homeschool
I love education. I loved getting it; I love giving it; I love talking about it. I grew up playing teacher with my dolls, my sister, and my imaginary students (whoever I could get to come and pay attention). A Bachelor of Education was a natural fit for me, and I entered into that program after I completed my Bachelor of Kinesiology. Love of Teaching
Parenting for the Harvest
When we look into the eyes of our beautiful baby, we don’t often think about what the preteen and teen years will be like. We might think about the hopes and dreams we have for them and what we wish for the future but not necessarily think about the steps required to get us to that point with a strong parent-child relationship.
Family Favourite Read Alouds
Reading together as a family is a staple of some homeschool households, but others wonder how to start or why it matters. Reading together is one of the greatest things you can do for your homeschool, both for increasing your children’s knowledge and for building relationships. Don’t stop reading to your kids when they get older! Continue to enjoy books and time together, even into their teenage years. Read on to see the benefits, tips for fidgety kids, and a list of favourite read alouds.
Cycle Breaking Through Homeschool
I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I had always wanted to be a wife and mom, too. When my kids were barely toddling, I knew that I wanted to keep them at home and teach them myself, but their dad wanted them to go to school. As they got older, two of my four children entered into the public school system. Over time, I realized that maybe, just maybe, my desire to homeschool was also something God had implanted into my heart.
Family Backyard Olympics
While athletes from all over the world are together competing in their sport, we can enjoy fun summer competitions with our families. Many Canadians enjoy watching the Olympics and cheering on their favourite athlete. This can be a fun activity to engage in while in the Olympic spirit! Whether you and your family are Olympic fans or not, this is a great family activity for a warm summer day.
Start Off the Learning Year On Top
Time to start practicing for school! Yep, that means getting the whole family back into gear from sleeping schedules to shortening free time. Getting ready for back-to-school means it’s time to start getting those kids to bed on time so they get a good night’s sleep but also that they don’t wake up too late the next morning. You want to make sure that you’re ready to tackle each day because you’ve got full days ahead. Save sleeping in for the weekends.