Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tweets from Day Two of Convention

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tweets from Day One of Convention

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Best Convention Ever!

Back from the best homeschool convention weekend I have ever attended. I went with three fun ladies and stayed three nights. We had delicious eats, amusing conversations (as well as deep), and browsed the vendor hall. But most of my time was spent in 13 valuable seminars. I must be getting better at choosing my workshops or maybe the caliber of speakers was just very high, but I didn't have any duds at all.

Without further ado, here is the list of workshops I chose.


  1. Why Do We Read These Old Dead Guys - Really? - Robin Finley of Analytical Grammar
  2. Raising a Worldview Detective: Three Steps to Thinking Critically About Books, Movies, and More - Adam Andrews of The Center for Literary Education


  1. How to Tell (or Write) a Story - Jim Weiss of Greathall Productions
  2. What's Your Next Step? - Jonathan Brush of College Plus
  3. Improve Attitudes, Learning, and Relationships By Discovering Roots of Problems - Dr. Kathy Koch of Celebrate Kids
  4. Les Miserables vs. Shrek: What do Traditional Stories Do that Modern Ones Can't? - Martin Cothran of Memoria Press
  5. Shakespeare! - Jim Weiss of Greathall Productions
  6. Burning Out: Why it Happens and What to Do About It - Dr. Susan Wise Bauer of Peace Hill Press
  7. Education in an Hour: Teaching Life's Most Crucial Lesson in One Sitting - Adam Andrews of The Center for Literary Education


  1. Ten Dumb Things Teenage Writers Do and How To Avoid Them - Brian Wasko of WriteAtHome
  2. A Busy Mom's Guide to Daylight: Tick Tock! - Heidi St. John of The Busy Mom
  3. Control Screens/Social Media So They Don't Control Your Family - Kirk Martin of Celebrate Calm
  4. From Atheist to Apologist: Lessons from C.S. Lewis, the Great Christian Storyteller - Stacy Farrell of Home School Adventure Co.

I will be posting my notes and reactions to these seminars over the next few weeks. I hope you'll check back and glean some information from what I share.