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Homeschool Summit

My friend Kelly George of Fearless Homeschool has been putting together a massive event - the all Australian Homeschool Summit - coming up in the week of Feb 4 th 15 th . Oodles of practical information from great Aussie home educators! And I'm one of them - yay! It's going to be huge.

2019 Australian Homeschool Summit

Over Christmas I got cold feet, feeling overwhelmed (who doesn't feel overwhelmed at this time of year?) on top of feeling unbelievably sad that my lovely family are moving interstate in late January. I was worried that I wouldn't feel up to presenting my three workshops at the Summit. But you know what, in true Aussie home educating fashion, Kelly gave me the pep talk I needed. And I've found that this happens all the time - we home educators are there for each other when we need it most, supporting each other through the great times and rough patches.

She helped me realise that I'd been overthinking the task (and who hasn't overthought home educating tasks?) and that what I'm best at is simply being me, chatting to you about what you need to hear right now, answering your questions, letting you pick what you need out of my brain from the three decades of not only personal home educating and parenting experience but what I've also picked up along the way from my many home educating friends.

So, instead of spending countless hours putting together and editing and pre-recording an impressive slideshow with my usual condensed barrage of tips, practical information and sensory overload I'll be presenting three question and answer sessions on deschooling, socialization and how to tune into how your child learns - so get your questions ready! Don't forget you can always tap into my extensive list of articles at any time: The Educating Parent (http://theeducatingparent.com/sitemap.html!

Join me and the other presenters at the all Australian Homeschool Summit: https://australianhomeschoolsummit.com/ref/Beverley.

Here's a list of all the fantastic workshops you'll get to attend (subject to change without notice):

  • . Oh no! I Forgot to Socialize the Kids! - Beverley Paine
    Learning Styles and Preferences - Beverley Paine
    . Deschooling for Homeschoolers - Beverley Paine
    . Taming the Curriculum Monster - Michelle Morrow
    . Finding Five Minutes Peace - Michelle Morrow
    . Sustainable Homeschooling: enjoying the long haul - Kelly George
    . Don't be Scared of Science - Kelly George
    . Theme & Project Planning - Tamara Kelly
    . Registering with HEU in Qld - Tamara Kelly
    . Remove the stress from registration requirements and get on with real home education - Tamara Kidd
    . How to retrospectively describe everyday life as educational attainment - Tamara Kidd
    . Knowing What I Know Now - Belinda Letchford
    . Multisensory Maths:Teaching Our Children Effectively Using . Research-Based Solutions - Esther Shining /White
    . Northern Territory Homeschool Registration - Jen Bauer
    . How to be an Organised Homeschool Parent (no, this is not an oxymoron!) - Jen Bauer
    . Travel with Kids: A Real World Education - Noela Dowling
    . Is working from home an option for you and your family? - Larteasha Griffen
    . Techniques for Tough Times: Lessons I am Learning on my .
    . Toughest Homeschool Days - Karen Willson
    . Simply Homeschool: 7 Simple Steps to Create Your Own Curriculum - Karen Willson
    . Prepare your NSW Registration Document in a Few Hours - (and what you DON'T need to do!) - Karen Willson
    . Unschooling Teens: are they doing enough? - Rachael Clark
    . Radical Unschooling Takes Trust - Rachael Clark
    . Home Educating Teens & Beyond - Belinda Moore
    . Hygge, Books & Homeschool - Renelle Jones
    . Cornerstones of a Home-Centered Education - Nicolas Connault
    . Centering Your Education Around Australian Living Books - Erin Hassett
    . Striking the right balance so you don't burnout - Shannon Young
    . How you can include Aboriginal culture into your Homeschool lessons - Larteasha Griffen
    . Fresh approaches for learning challenges - Crystel Poggioli
    .Special needs parenting: A single mother's journey to radical self care - Tanya Savva

Isn't that a fantastic list of topics?! I'm especially looking forward to Jo's sessions, as well the two Tamaras', and will definitely attend Nola's - so excited! What's your pick? Of course, you'll have the recordings and can catch up on any you miss out live.

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Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.

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We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine

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