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Mr. David Hazell:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



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Hazell, David

My Father's World
PO Box 2140
Rolla, Missouri (MO)  65402
United States of America (US)

Fax: 573-426-4686
Website(s) Complete Homeschool Curriculum
God's Word for the Nations
Keynote Presentations2011 Valley Home Educators 18th Annual Home Education Convention (2011, CA)
2010 Christian Home Educators’ Convention and Trade Show (2010, BC)
Featured PresentationsNebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) Conference & Curriculum Fair (2008)
2012 California Great Homschool Convention (2012, CA)
2012 MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati (2012, OH)
26th Annual MHEA Conference & Curriculum Fair (2012, TN)
2012 Southeast Homeschool Convention (2012, SC)
2011 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2011, FL)
SEARCH 2010 Homeschool Conference and Book Fair (2010, PA)
5th Annual 2010 Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo (2010, MO)
Home Instruction Ministries and Probasco's Christian Bookstore 2010 Spring Curriculum Fair (2010, CO)
2009 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2009, GA)
2009 20th Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2009, IL)
Workshop Presentations2010 Wisconsin CHEA Annual Spring Conference (2010, WI)
22nd Annual 2009 Home Educators Conference & Book Fair (CHEACT) (2009, TX)
2009 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2009, IL)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Surrendering Our Lives and Our Families for God's Purpose
What does it mean to surrender our lives to God and become a living sacrifice? It means standing up for biblical values at all costs, being willing to go to the battlefield, volunteering for the tough tasks, and enduring difficult challenges with acceptance. These values are embraced by parents who understand Gods role for the family and willingly seek Gods transformation of their families. Transformed families change the world!

Family Ministry: Becoming a Family of Eternal Purpose
Drawing from the rich experiences of ministering as a family in Russia, Sweden, and the U.S., let us share with you how to broaden your children’s knowledge of God’s world and how to incorporate children of all ages in ministry. As a family we have served lunch to the homeless, enjoyed regular visits to nursing homes, participated in English camps for non-native speakers, raised large sums of money for missions, and much more. We know from first-hand experience that children can affect the world, often without leaving their neighborhood.

Making Geography and Chronological History Come Alive
What is the significance of history anyway? Has it become merely the memorization of a boring list of people, places, events, and dates? Starting with geography and the cultures of the world provides a foundation for chronological history that connects us to God’s heart for the peoples of the world, and prepares us to observe God’s hand in history. Many of the cultural references in the Bible can be best understood in the context of historical events. The New Testament is built upon the Old Testament. The U.S. democracy traces its roots back to the Greeks. Timelines, notebooks, and simple hands-on projects help children and adults enjoy and retain history. When history has a context, and we have God’s heart for people, retention increases, and our role in history becomes exciting!

What Should Twenty-First Century Christians Be Teaching Their Children?
Classical education is often defined by what was taught to children long ago. Should we not rather ask the question: What did classical tutors intend students to know once they were educated? Five key questions help us interpret what these tutors would teach our children today if they were in our homes, in our culture, with our language and with twenty-first century knowledge.

Developing Independent Learners
Ideally, we desire to give our children a foundation in education that they can use for the rest of their lives. To do this we must wean them from being spoon-fed to learning for themselves. We must establish the foundation for independent learning as soon as possible. It begins when we read aloud to them; teach them to read; and subsequently teach them to learn to love to read. Once they learn the value of good books, we can initiate the weaning process and let them begin to guide their own education.

Homeschooling: A Way of Life
Educating our children in the required academics is only a small part of their overall education. We must prepare them to be citizens of the Kingdom of God, active members of their local community, and godly parents of our grandchildren. Homeschooling provides us the awesome opportunity to apprentice our children in a way of life that will ultimately please our Creator.

Help, My Homeschool Is Chaos!
Is your homeschool day made up of demanding toddlers and emotional teens, six subjects to prepare for each child, co-op demands, music, sports, falling behind, tears, chores, skipping chapters… and ultimately the question, “Where is God in all this?” Learn to work together as a family to achieve attainable goals with a fresh outlook and easy-to-implement organizational ideas. Bring sanity and success back to your home, and enjoy the process. Your homeschool chaos can come to an end!

Homeschool: “School” at Home or Family Discipleship?”
For many homeschoolers, “school” is defined by the basics: history, math, and English. Textbooks, worksheets, and academic performance become the benchmarks. It’s easy to lose sight of the ultimate reasons for homeschooling! Academics, though important, should never overtake character development. By redefining Homeschool as family discipleship, it is possible to transform our expectations. Education is far more than learning from books. It is also learning to be active, intelligent participants in the Kingdom of God. We must teach our children what we want them to pass on to our grandchildren. Make sure the school in your home is designed to create a Christ-centered family.

God's Word Can Change How We Homeschool
What defines your school day? Is it the study of disjointed subjects with Bible as one of the subjects? Bible serves our family best when it is integrated into every part of our day. Learn how to maximize the power of God's Word by establishing it as the foundation of your homeschool. Ten minutes of "Bible time" before or after other classes can compartmentalize the Christian faith. Instead discover what happens when you integrate Bible and character development with geography, history, science, music, art and literature. By placing God's Word at the core, your family can be renewed through the power of His Word. You will go beyond just educating your children to raising up disciples ready to follow His call.

Occupying Preschoolers while Teaching Older Children
Our children are precious gifts from the Lord but sometimes they can interfere with our human plans. Many homeschooling parents are in distress because they find their little ones seeking attention at all the wrong times. As the father of six children, David Hazell, along with his wife, Marie, have found creative ways to prepare these young "sponges" for school while keeping them creatively occupied at times when the parent needs to concentrate on the older ones. The workshop is full of practical suggestions for educational toys and common household items that can be used to educate and occupy young ones. Homeschooling with young ones can be easier than you think!

Exposed, Isolated or Insulated? How Should We Educate Our Children?
In today's society, our children are bombarded by peer pressure, self-centered ambitions, and harmful cultural expectations. It is very difficult to protect their precious minds as dangers lurk all around them. Even the best kids can be side-tracked from God's purpose. Biblical directives guide us to raising kids with eyes on Him and His work. Learn how we can insulate our children from evil and equip them to battle against it. Let us rather prepare them to spread God's Kingdom into a dark and needy world.

Capturing Our Teenager's Spirit: Raising a Young Adult

History is full of examples of young adults who did amazing things for their families, their country, and for God. Why were these "teenagers" so equipped to make a difference at such a young age? Are our students capable of doing the same today? The key is to first understand what God expects of our young people. Learn why the term "teenager" should be replaced with "young adult" and how your young adults can be equipped to change the world for Christ.

Equipping Our Children to be Self-Motivated Christian Thinkers
What is the ultimate goal for our families? We all desire to give our children a Christian education that prepares them for the rest of their lives. One important aspect is teaching our children to become successful, independent, thoughtful Christians. We need to wean them from being spoon-fed and lead them to being internally motivated to learn for themselves. We must establish a foundation for self-motivated learning based on moral values. This workshop is designed to give you a path for guiding your children in their life-long process of education and discipleship.

Combining Classical Education, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, and a Christian Perspective
The myriad of homeschool choices can be overwhelming, similar to the choices between interstates, highways, back roads, and scenic routes. There are so many ways and opinions, how can one navigate through it all and still homeschool effectively? Why not blend the best of each method? Instill Christian values while integrating great literature, chronological history, geography, hands-on activities, notebooks and timelines, narration, study of Greek and Latin roots, nature studies, and more. Enjoy short, well-planned lessons in the morning with time to pursue other interests in the afternoon.

Empowering Your Homeschool with Eternal Purpose
Who is in charge of your homeschool plan? Have you truly given God the reins or is your finite mind still in control? What eternal goals does God want your children to learn? Education must be designed to develop godly character in your children. Learn to balance academics with the goals of the Kingdom of God. Homeschooling is an eternal investment we make in our children. With God at the helm, you can make every year count! 

Working Dads can Homeschool, too! (For Men)
What is your current role in your family’s homeschool? Believe it or not, busy dads can be involved in school too. There are simple things you can do to connect with your children and help de-pressurize your wife’s already overloaded day. David introduces interesting, easy, and time effective ways for dads to become active parts in the homeschooling process, without interfering in the work day. Leading devotions, instituting a “Mom’s Day Off,” guiding the slimy science experiments, reading books aloud, and going to the library are just a few of the things David will introduce. Homeschooling is hectic but in the truest sense it is eternal discipleship. Learn to stand with your wife side-by-side and watch her sparkle.

You can Homeschool High School!!
Studies indicate that homeschooled high-schoolers are far more likely to remain committed to Christ than those who attend public school. My Father’s World high school curriculum integrates Bible, history and English, allowing your student to develop a strong Biblical worldview using easy to follow self-directed lesson plans for all subjects. Students read through the entire Bible, apply Biblical analysis when reading classical literature, develop strong composition skills and nurture a heart to serve others. Look forward to homeschooling your student through high school and make Christ a central focus during these crucial growing years.

Surrendering Our Lives and Our Families for God's Purpose

The Homeschool Road Map

Transforming Geography and World History

Homeschooling in the Real World

Learning to love to Read: Teaching Our Children the Value of Reading

Building Character in our Children's Children  

The Four Stages of Learning - Part 1

The Four Stages of Learning - Part 2  

Multi-Level Teaching at the Elementary Years

Multi-Sensory teaching for Preschool Through 6th Grade

Expanding Your Child's Understanding of the World & Its Cultures

Teaching History Chronologically--How & Why

David's Achievements
  • Homeschooling father
  • Co-owner and developer: My Father's World curriculum
  • Former Bible translator with Institute for Bible Translation (IBT)
  • Founder: God's Word for the Nations
Hazell's Bio
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with David Hazell and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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