My four-year-old came in the kitchen the other day, clutching a fistful of dandelions she had picked from our yard. “Mommy! Look at the pretty flowers I brought you!” she exclaimed. I did my very best to muster up enthusiasm. I thanked her, gave her a hug for being so sweet and thoughtful, and even […]
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
Last week, BJU Press held the third annual Exchange Conference. What is the Exchange Conference? Simply put, it’s a conversation. Christian school teachers and administrators gather from all over the country for four days to learn from and engage in conversations with others. What do they learn? One of our conference speakers says, “The Exchange Conference […]
Right now we’re surrounded by teachers! Last night we kicked off our annual summer event, The Exchange Conference. Over one hundred teachers have come from around the world to learn for the next few days. They are excited about becoming better teachers and we’re excited to help them. This year, the keynote speakers are Bill […]
If I’ve learned anything through the years about homeschooling families, I’ve learned that they love books. When they hear that quote by Erasmus about not buying food and clothes until after he bought books, they laugh with everyone else, but they have to think about it first. One weekend I was privileged to spend time with two homeschooling […]
At the beginning of the school year, you have everything mapped out—lesson plans, seating charts, and more. You start the semester knowing what you want to accomplish. Now that you’ve reached the end of the year, you might be wondering if you did everything that you meant to . . . or even if there is […]
When I think about my dad, the word steadfast is top of mind. Though not perfect, he’s not a man who’s afraid to do the right thing even when it’s not popular or convenient. For example, my mom was a reluctant homeschooler. She never planned to homeschool. My parents were convinced when my brothers and I […]
In March, I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 SOUTHEAST Homeschool Convention in Greenville, South Carolina, which was sponsored by Great Homeschool Conventions. I had a wonderful time attending workshops, talking to people, and exploring the exhibit hall. If you have never attended a homeschool convention, or haven’t been to one in several years, here […]