Janice Campbell and her husband Donald homeschooled their four sons from preschool into early college using a lifestyle of learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason and classical education. A lifelong reader and learner, Janice has been sharing her joy in homeschooling at conferences since the 1990s. She speaks on making time for things that matter, teaching literature and writing, homeschooling preschool through high school, record keeping and transcripts, early college, and entrepreneurship. She is the author of the Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8-12, Transcripts Made Easy, and other resources. Janice writes for various homeschooling magazines, as well as online at EverydayEducation.com, Excellence-in-Literature.com, and DoingWhatMatters.com.
Her website, www.Everyday-Education.com, offers inspiration, resources, and a free e-newsletter.
Once you have committed to teaching your students at home, what is the next step? A peaceful, effective homeschool begins with a vision, simple plans, and a routine for getting the right things done. We’ll talk about how to set appropriate academic goals; how to do simple, streamlined planning and record-keeping; how to create a simple 12-year master plan (scope and sequence) for what you need to cover each year; and how to create routines that can help you stay relaxed and on track. [Focus: Parent Training, Basics, Planning, Encouragement, Audience favorite]
In this session we will cover how the brain learns, why we use living books (and what they are), what goes into a learning journal, what they both can look like and living book and learning journal examples.
Classic literature encompasses so much of our worlds history. In this session we will come to the feast of great literature and how to introduce your students to it.