{FREE} 7 Approaches to Christian Homeschooling Workshop

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  • Are you looking for the best way to give your kids a Christian education?
  • Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing curriculum?
  • Do you buy the same “stuff” each year just because you used it last year?
  • Not sure what is best for your kids?
  • Not sure what is best for you to teach?

Hear Kerry Beck use Christian principles for selecting the right approach for your child. You will learn how Charlotte Mason, Classical, Unit Studies, Principle, Unschooling and Leadership Approaches have advantages in different subjects at different stages of your child’s development. Discover what is best for your Christian homeschooling.

And best of all, we will share how you can give your kids Christian & character education with each approach.

Realize that no single approach to home schooling works for all ages and all subjects.

The workshop is free to you!

How Can This Workshop Help You?

Kerry will help you identify your OWN  goals for your homeschool, based on your definition of what education. You’ll also be challenged to make individual goals for each of your children! She recognizes that each family situation is different and has unique strengths, weaknesses and abilities and guides us into recognizing what is best for our family!

Utilizing her experience as a homeschool mom, and having a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Kerry brings a unique perspective to evaluating the overwhelming choices available to homeschoolers.

On this workshop, I will share my findings & review all 7 approaches to Christian homeschooling.
  • Classical
  • Charlotte Mason
  • Unit Studies
  • Biblical Principles
  • Traditional-Textbook
  • Unschooling-Resource Rich
  • Christian Leadership

Here are just a few secrets I’ll be revealing…

  • Simple techniques to match your approach with your family’s values & goals
  • One method to develop a LOVE OF LEARNING
  •  4 R’s of Notebooking with the Principle Approach
  • How to Use your Homeschool to Raise Christian Leaders
  • 3 Stages of the Classical Approach that Match Your Child’s Development
  • How to be on the same page as your spouse
  • 4 R’s of a Successful Charlotte Mason Homeschool
  • How to watch the 7 workshops from earlier this year
  • How to Make your Homeschool relate to Real Life

Not only will you be able to hear me talking about how to have a Christian homeschool, but you’ll also get to SEE and WATCH it happening in real time on your computer screen, complete with real examples!

Don’t miss out!

What Others Say About Past Presentations

Kerry provides information RICH in resources. At the end of each discussion of approaches, is a “resource list” for more information on that approach. She leads you through the myriad of home-schooling approaches and helps YOU to set goals and determine the approach that will work best in your unique family situation!
~~Deanne Crawford, TEACH Magazine~~

7 Approaches to Christian Homeschooling ebook | HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comI hope you can join us!

ps. I’m giving away a copy of my updated ebook, Approaches to Christian Homeschooling. You can enter to win below.

Question: What questions do you have as you decide which approach is best for your homeschool?

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  1. So many different approaches, I’d like to find a good “blend” of Leadership Education, Principle Approach, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, and Classical… ALL with a Christian bent… at least that is what I have been attempting to do in our home.

    1. Great thought, Jacki. That’s what I just finished writing about in the last chapter of my ebook…an eclectic blend of approaches that work well at different ages, for different families.

  2. I agree with Jacki, finding that “blend” of most if not all the approaches without becoming overwhelmed in planning and implementing for the new year. My question is not only how to implement the blend but how to actually follow-thru with it. I can make the best plans and think this approach or theme is great, but I lack the follow-thru.

    1. Thanks Chandra…My prayer is to encourage homeschool moms, whether they are new, experienced or burned out.

  3. Nothing happens when I click on the button to register – doesn’t take me to another screen. 🙁

    1. My apologies, Leslie. As you see in the note above registration, we are having issues with the form. Did you receive an email with registration information? You should have received that email, even if you didn’t make it to another webpage.

    2. Leslie, I’m sorry for the trouble you are having with registration. I will look into this right away and get back to you! Heidi (Kerry’s VA)

  4. As we start our second year away from public school, I’m still struggling to find the approach that will help my kids look forward to learning rather than dreading “learning time.” Homeschooling is a huge challenge for us, but I’m sure it will result in huge rewards.

    1. I completely understand. It takes time to un-train a negative attitude towards learning. I’ll be talking about using your kids interests to teach some subject areas. That helps change attitude, sometimes.

  5. I’m fairly new to all this & incorporating Charlotte Mason with a Christian focus is where I’m trying to go this year. I’m not sure how to do this exactly. I’m hoping to get some ideas.

  6. My 8 yo and almost 5 yo are going into our 2nd yr of homeschooling. MI still don’t understand the differences between all the approaches to homeschooling. My questions: How do I learn it, then teach it if I don’t see it in action?

    1. Michele, I’ll be giving a quick overview of each approach. Hopefully that will help you see which approach might be appropriate for your family…this year.

  7. This is our first year of homeschooling for my 7th grader. I’m trying not to feel overwhelmed and also not spend a huge amount of money on curricula while attempting to get the most out of this year. Her biggest struggle is Math, and I don’t know which one to use. I hear a lot of good things about Math U See, but I don’t understand the set up and I’m afraid she’ll miss something from earlier “grades” with that program. Teaching Textbooks sounds more up our alley, but that’s a lot of money to spend on a maybe. Am I overthinking this??

    1. Tressa,
      Thanks for your comments & concerns. We personally used Math U See until Algebra. I loved the fact that kids “see” how math works before learning shortcuts. I don’t think she’ll miss anything from earlier grades if you put her in the course at her Math ability. I don’t know much about Teaching Textbooks, but highly recommend MUS.

  8. This is my second year homeschooling and I am still unsure of all the different ways/methods of teaching. This webinar would be most helpful – I can only read so much and it starts to get fuzzy in my brain 🙂

  9. Hi, I know you are having trouble with the registration form. I tried yesterday and checked in my email today for a confirmation and do not have one. I’ve tried again today. Can you please make sure I’m registered because I don’t want to miss out on this. Thank you!

    Sweet blessings,

    1. Laurie, I just sent you an email with your registration details. Let us know if you didn’t get it! You are registered for the workshop and I’m sorry for the confusion. The email has all the info you need. Let me know if I can do anything else for you! Heidi (Kerry’s VA)

    2. We are sorry, Laurie. We had a glitch in our form. It is fixed now if you want to try registering again. Sorry for the inconvenience and we’re looking forward to having you on the workshop!

    1. Cindy, I am looking for your registration and will contact you asap by email. I’m sorry for the trouble you are experiencing with registration! Heidi (Kerry’s VA)

    2. Cindy…it’s all fixed. You should not have any trouble registering now. Please let us know if you do. Sorry for the trouble.

  10. Nothing happens when I click the register button, no email with any info.

    This is my first year of homeschooling & would like all the info I can get 🙂

    1. Jenny, I just sent you an email about your registration. Please let us know if you don’t receive it and I’m sorry for the trouble you’re experiencing with registration! Heidi (Kerry’s VA)

    2. We had a glitch in our form. It is fixed if you want to try registering again. Sorry for the trouble, Jenny!

    1. Melanie, I am so sorry for the trouble you are having with registration! I am looking into this now and will email you in a few minutes. Please let us know if you don’t get my email. Thanks, Heidi (Kerry’s VA)

    2. We had a glitch in our form. It is fixed if you want to try registering again. Sorry for the trouble, Melanie!

  11. My children are young,ages 4 and 2, we have settled on a Charlotte Mason approach for our early years but still want to learn all there is and what’s been effective for most. And if we continue with the Charlotte Mason how do you decide what to supplement in different areas of learning?

  12. We are struggling with setting up our oldest on his for a Quiet Time. He does a short devotion, but I’d really like him to dive into God’s word more. Any ideas and tips on how to do move him toward this with minimal fuss would be greatly appreciated. He’s 8 and does have some Asperger-like tendencies that add to the mix. Thanks so much!!! I’m super excited to learn more!!!

    1. What a great question. We did a variety of things. My youngest naturally read his Bible every day. It was the only book I could get him to read when he was 6-10 years old. With my girls, we did a few Bible study books. One series they all liked was the Discover 4 Kids inductive series by Kay Arthur. You might try that one, and help him along if he needs help.

  13. I’ve been homeschooling my children for five years now. But it seems each year their style of learning changes and with it I have to tweak my approach. I have a tendency to get in a rut – doing the same things with them every year. They become bored and i become frustrated. How do I instill a love for learning without experiencing burn out?

    1. Becca,
      Thanks for your honesty. It’s so easy to get in a rut. I did that often. One thing that helped me was learning on my own. My kids saw that I was always learning & reading. From that, I tried to do fun activities. I also used mini-unit studies to several times a year to make homeschooling fun. Thanks for sharing & I’ll talk about this on Tuesday.

  14. Hoping to home-school, but husband is not on board, so still praying. So I would be knew and need to everything.

  15. I registered although it said webnar not available. Is this the error message you were talking about. Will I need information to log in? I sure don’t want to miss this opportunity as this will be my starting year for homeschooling 🙂 Thank you for your time!!! God Bless

    1. Jennifer, I verified that you are registered for the workshop tonight and sent you an email. Let us know if you haven’t received an email with instructions for how to join the workshop tonight! -Heidi (Kerry’s VA)

    1. Great question…One thing that worked for me was always being in God’s Word. As I taught during the day, I could relate the curriculum to what God was teaching me in the Bible. When I made my own curriculum, I made sure to integrate a Biblical worldview. You might be interested in the Principle Approach which teaches how to research & relate to the Bible…in all areas. I’ll talk about the Principle Approach on Tuesday.

  16. Is it possible to homeschool my 3 children very close in age and ability level with 1 curriculum? Also, I’m gun shy to buying curriculum. This will be my first year and just feel so overwhelmed.

  17. My oldest is 2 but I’m trying to gear up to learn as much as I can before we get started. It’s a bit overwhelming thinking through everything we need to do. Any tips or books for getting started in a step by step process?

  18. I am homeschooling my twins with a Classical Education approach. I am also looking at intertwining other methods where needed for each child as needed.

  19. I have been homeschooling awhile and struggle with helping the kids to stay focused and follow through on tasks ie. subjects and jobs they do not want to do, without having to lecture or reward for everything.

  20. This is my first year. Will have a PreK 3yo and a K 5yo, both boys. Interested in Charlotte Mason approach

  21. Honestly, I just want a good starting point. My son is a year or two away from starting and I’m already overwhelmed!

  22. I agree with Jacki. I am looking for ways to blend the many aspects of each approach I like without adding too much stress during plan times.

  23. I am interesting in learning which aspects of a Classical education will complement our Charlotte Mason approach to education. There seems to be a fundamental difference in how the child is viewed. I can see how the concept of the trivium is valid and worth exploring a bit more. Thank you!

  24. I struggle with giving my son a Christian education while still preparing him to be able to interact with others who don’t believe or believe as he. I want him to hear the “other side” so he can engage with others, but I don’t want to confuse him or shake his faith.

  25. I am always investigating what mixture of approaches is best for our family since leaving the traditional textbook method a few years ago. Your thoughts are welcome. 🙂

  26. This year I am starting fresh with a pre-schooler and have far too many questions to mention. I am blessed to have veteran homeschool moms as support, but having different teaching styles available would be infinitely helpful, too!

  27. This is my first year homeschooling. I am pulling my girls from public school and they are in 4th and 6th. I think this would have been easier if I had started when they were in Kindergarten, but I didn’t have any desire or feel the “need” to homeschool. A lot has changed. I am having a hard time, just figuring out all that I need (as far as shelves, desks?, files, just the “stuff”) I have a curriculum and am ready to start, but don’t know when I will be ready, do I have all I need?

    1. Allison,
      We pulled our girls from a private Christian school when they were in 3rd & 5th grade. The most difficult part was creating fun, social activities for my 3rd grader. It took a few years for her to transition. We knew we were following God’s direction and had to find the best way to homeschool.

  28. I am so impressed with the unique way you run your schooling programs perhaps we partner so we could learn more to benefit our schooling programs here in Kenya. we are faced with alot of challenges that require extended wisdom. John.

  29. Looking forward to the information…I find I am a cross between Mason and Classical, but wonder sometimes. More importantly, we want to raise and teach our children in Biblical character!

  30. This is my first year homeschooling, and I am interested to hear what you have to say about the different approaches to homeschooling.

  31. Any chance this webinar will be recorded to listen to another time for us that are eager to listen but have previous engagements?

    1. Catherine,
      We will record the webinar and send the replay link to those that reserve a seat. Go ahead and register above so you get the replay link.

  32. I’m looking forward to this webinar. I have 2 that I’m homeschooling this year, one with delays and one on the other end of the spectrum that is advanced. Both are in the same grade.

  33. How do I combine unschooling, classical with high school transcript needs and elementary level all at the same time.

  34. I am trying to make the switch from traditional textbooks to Charlotte Mason with two older children. What do you think is the best way to make this transition? Is it possible to make it work with a 14 year old who is new to CM?

  35. Charlotte Mason’s approach is what I have been trying to implement. I would like to know more about it and other approaches. Thanks!

  36. I am so glad you will be sending a replay link so I won’t miss out! I have a 6th and a 4th grader and a kindergartener this year (and a toddler.) I have been homeschooling from the beginning, but feel like I have never gotten the hang of it. Maybe this will help? This will be my first year teaching 3 at a time and I am looking for all the help and encouragement I can find!

  37. I can be so idealistic! I find what sounds great & balanced & fun & challenging, etc. … what we “NEED”, but then I get lazy or somewhat overwhelmed & defeat myself even as my kids are doing well, or okay, anyway. I just end up frustrating my self! I am hoping to put more of it into their hands this year, as they can read on their own fairly well, and hoping that, without needing me at every page turn, they will do well this year. We shall see!

  38. Thank you for a great workshop, was fantastic too hear what comprises some of he approaches to homeschooling. We have been homeschooling for three years and initially we started right after I had a accident so we used a textbook/pace directed curriculum. I have been scared to switch but have felt my son was just not getting it with this approach and your workshop really encouraged and comforted me to go ahead and not be afraid to see what else might be out there. I will be reading and praying, praying, praying The Lord will guide us that we can find the best curriculum for our family’s needs so that my children learn to see the truth, goodness, and beauty in learning that they may come to be mature followers of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  39. I struggle with the urge to purchase curriculums in neat packages and keeping to the basics. Always struggle with priorities as far as what is most important and getting it in first…ex. Bible, Phonics & Math first. While giving them a love for learning and fitting in snuggle time.I buy a complete curriculum and find we pick it apart to fit our family. Then there’s all the fun stuff I want to do…like Art, Spanish, Music. I need a realistic goal for those things. Any suggestions? Homeschooling 5 yr old triplets-Kindergarten, plus a 15 yr old and twin one yr olds in tow!

    1. I completely understand. Tonight, we’ll talk about boxed curriculum (traditional approach) and 6 others. This might give you some ideas on how to homeschool in a way that fits with your family.

  40. I just came across your site and love what I have looked through so far! I am very new to homeschooling (my oldest is 4), but have been researching since my oldest was born. I don’t know where to begin! There are so many great ideas and methods and materials, how could I possibly choose one (or even a few) that might fit my family! I just don’t know how to take the plunge and make a decision without second guessing myself.

    1. Theresa,
      I think you’ll love next Tuesday’s workshop. It will help you match your goals with the best approach to homeschooling for your family.

  41. I struggle with figuring out how each of my boys learn best. I just want to do the same for each of them because it is easiest. How do I determine their learning styles?

    1. Stacie,
      I’ll be talking about the different approaches to homeschooling in hopes of helping you match them to your family’s needs / goals.

  42. Hi there, I’m new to homeschooling and I’m just hoping that whatever *Christ-Centered* approach we take can be flexible for our first grader & Kindergartener.

    1. Becky,
      Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be discussing all 7 approaches to homeschooling … from a Christian perspective. I hope you can make it Tuesday night.

  43. I fell in love with the classical style a few years ago, but I’m not certain it’ll be the best for my kids. I’m looking forward to learning more of the different styles/philosophies so I’m not set in my ways getting frustrated if it doesn’t work for us.

    1. Katie,
      I completely understand. I love the classical approach, but altered it a bit for my own family. I hope tomorrow’s workshop is insightful to you.

  44. My biggest concern is finding something that works for teaching my 5 kids, preschool age through high school.

    1. Wow…you have a wide range of kids. I’m sure you’ll hear much information tomorrow night…then you can decide what is best for your family for this coming year.

  45. Same concern here Rachel S. I have 6 children, 5 in school ranging from preschool to jr high. So many children, who all learn different.

    1. So glad you’re here. I’ll be talking tonight about how to figure out which approach with lots of kids

  46. We have been easing into school this year as we have an interstate move in a couple of weeks. I love the flexibility of homeschooling, just trying to not stress too much about everything right now.

    1. Good luck with your interstate move. I agree that homeschooling offers so much flexibility…if we will take advantage of it & not compare ourselves to other families.

  47. Our year has started off with a bang, we have already attended our first field trip with our homeschool group, went to the dinosaur museum. They dad a blast. That is one of the man things with love about homeschooling. It’s flexible and fits out schedule instead of us fitting our life into (schools) schedule.

    1. You are so right…homeschooling gives freedom, but too many homeschoolers are stuck doing the same thing the public schools do.

  48. I am brand new to homeschooling so I am just now learning about the note booking technique, Charlotte Mason, etc. but I want to see what is the best fit for my children. They are twins but they learn so differently. One has a auditory processing learning disorder and the other picks things up so quickly. Looking forward to learning more!

  49. I am homeschooling a middle schooler (7th next year) and a 5th grader. They are going to be high schoolers soon and I am worried how to do high school. In public schools, in the state of MI you are issue a HS diploma bc you you have fulfilled the requirements.
    Homeschooling high school, i don’t know where to begin.
    What curriculum do you choose, how many classes a year do you need to teach, what subjects, and how do you verify or what records to keep, how do you keep track of GPA, how to authenticate your own homeschool high school diploma, etc. Biggest worries is being recognized by colleges…what do you need to do?? What are the steps??
    If you want to apply for scholarships; will you be as competitive as other traditional public/private schooled aged children??

    Sorry! So much questions and worries!

    1. Congrats on homeschooling older students. First of all, take a deep breath. The first thing I recommend is I recommend writing your goals for homeschooling in your family. Use those goals to determine the courses and approaches you will use in homeschooling. The first section of my Approaches to Christian Homeschooling shows you how to do this. Ask God to show you His goals and how to accomplish them. When you know your family goals, it’s much easier to choose curriculum, classes, etc. Next, you should contact the MI homeschool association and ask them for the requirements for a homeschooler in high school Use this as your guide.

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