When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
A workshop on burnout, Susan Chrisman will show you how to watch for S-M-O-K-E in your life. As smoke is an indicator of fire, so are there indicators of potential burnout in the life of a homeschool mom. Hear Susan, a mom with twenty-four years homeschooling experience, share her heart along with the warning signs of burnout and how to avoid it.
Preschool & Kindergarten Education at Home ~ Parts I and II
Understanding the developmental abilities of your young child is essential before planning a preschool/kindergarten curriculum. What should your child know by the age of 6? Susan Chrisman, homeschool mom of five and grandmother of two, will show you the keys to early education, and how to set goals for and record what your young children need to know. You will learn the specifics of academic preparation for your young child.
Philosophy of Education: Your Compass
Developing a philosophy of education will help you set your priorities, choose your curriculum, determine your schedule, visualize your overall educational picture and follow your daily plan. This workshop, presented by Susan Chrisman, homeschool mom of twenty-four years, contains information to guide you as you lay a foundation for your many educational decisions.
Art & Music: Icing on the Cake or Essential Food for the Soul & Brain? - Charlotte Mason
Is it important to introduce our children to the best that man has to offer in music and art? In addition to literature and history, art and music reveal to us the thoughts of great minds. This study not only enhances an appreciation for art and music in our children, but also guides them to understand beauty and to recognize it. Join Susan Chrisman in a practical demonstration of how to incorporate the works of great musicians/composers and great artists into your weekly schedule. (A Charlotte Mason workshop)
Thinking Toward High School - Charlotte Mason
Come explore the philosophy and methods of Charlotte Mason as they relate to our high school-age students. Susan Chrisman, homeschool mom of twenty-four years, will discuss key elements in the philosophy and how those ideas practically took shape in the education of her high school students. Learn how to help guide your children to develop a life-long love for learning.
Habit Training: Key to Maintaining your Sanity
All parents train their children in habits-good ones and bad ones-whether purposefully or not. The habits we teach our children will ultimately help in the formation of their character. Join Susan Chrisman in a study of Charlotte Mason's teaching on habits; a practical workshop on how to teach habits to your children which will make for easier days at home and bring character formation into focus.
History for All Ages the Charlotte Mason Way
Learn what should be included in the study of history-how it is much more than memorizing facts, dates and events. Discover how to plan history studies for multiple ages. Gain an understanding of what is important for your child to know as a result of studying history. Susan Chrisman will help equip you to teach the pivot of a Charlotte Mason education.
What is Education?
Our view of education is usually limited to our own experience. Understanding what true education is will help you set your priorities, choose your curriculum, determine your schedule, visualize your overall educational picture and follow your daily plan. This workshop contains information to guide you as you lay a foundation for your many educational decisions, expanding your idea of what education is and how to achieve it.
A Home Educator’s Guide to Scheduling and Planning
Susan will break down the task of educating into step-by-step details that will get you started with a workable schedule. This practical session will help you with yearly, weekly and daily schedules and planning ideas, what to do with toddlers and preschoolers during school time and tips on lesson planning.
The Will: Bend It? Break It? Develop It? What’s a Parent to Do?
Do you have a toddler who throws himself on the floor, crying unconsolably for something he should not have; or a defiant child—demanding his way; or a young person who is merely outwardly compliant? We parents need to understand the will, its function and its power in order to guide our children toward building a strong inner person. This workshop offers a realistic and practical look at the will and how it should be developed in our children.