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Mr. Joshua Reish:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


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Reish, Joshua

 
United States of America (US)
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Workshop Presentations2011 22nd Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2011, IL)
2008 19th Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2008, IL)
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Presentation Titles & Descriptions

How to Teach Without Using a Book
Does learning stop when the math, science, and English textbooks are set down? From learning how to tie shoes to being able to change the oil in a car to how to get along with your sister, most learning is done away from the textbooks. In this workshop, twenty-four year old home school graduate, Joshua Reish, will show you how you can make the most of all the teaching opportunities God brings along every day. This session includes many antecdotes and examples of “delight directed,” teachable moments,” and “disciplinary” learning that occurred in Joshua’s life as a homeschool student, including basketball statistics, critical thinking, and much more.

The Socialized Home School Student
Is your child socialized? When asked this question, most parents begin to list the many activities their child is involved in. But does running the tires off of your van guarantee a "socialized" child? In this workshop, home school graduate Joshua Reish will tell what a truly “well socialized” homeschooler should look like and how to give your children the ability to interact in all social settings with confidence.

Character vs. Academics
A top-talent college quarterback goes undrafted by the NFL. A young employee with six weeks experience is given a promotion over people with ten and twenty years experience. A young black man is admitted to college with no money and little education. Character is the foundation for every area of life from work to marriage. In this workshop, Joshua Reish, twenty-four year old homeschool graduate, will explain how to make character the first priority in your home school and to train your children to be ready to succeed.

Teaching Students Critical Thinking Skills
Do you want your students to have strong critical thinking skills but wonder how to teach them? In this workshop, Joshua Reish (homeschool graduate who tested out of nearly all of his college degree) (or Kayla May through August; or Ray) will show you how to help children from preschool to college expand their reasoning skills, think critically, discern teaching, and more.

Teaching Students to Develop a Biblical Worldview - Joshua or Kayla Reish
Kayla Reish (from May through August ) (or Joshua or Ray) explains the importance of teaching children and young adults to stand up for their faith; how to teach children and teens to not accept everything they hear (even in church, home school meetings, Christian books, etc.) but to evaluate everything through biblical “glasses”; training students to examine what the Bible says about current issues; and more.

Teaching Literature
Do names like Shakespeare, Milton, and Longfellow intimidate you as a teacher? Is it really necessary for your students to study literature? In this workshop, Joshua Reish will explain why the study of literature is important for all students, and more importantly, how you can teach it with confidence.

How to teach Shakespeare Even if You Don't Understand It
In this workshop Joshua Reish, a home school graduate with a BA in history, will explain why Shakespeare is considered the best writer in world history and why a study of his works is one of the most important subjects for high school students. He will also show you creative and fun ways you can teach Shakespeare even if you don't understand it yourself, as well as the impact Shakespeare’s writings have had on his life in other areas, besides literature.

Teaching Beginning Debate - Ray, Joshua, or Kayla Reish
Ray, Joshua, or Kayla Reish teaches the basics of policy debate for those interested in learning what debate is all about. Good overview of the basics of homeschool debate.

Speech and Debate Demonstrations - Joshua, Kayla, Cami, and Kara Reish
The Reish young adults combine their talents to present a fun, shortened mock debate, several types of speeches, and inspiration to learn both skills for teens and/or home schooling parents.

Loving the Real America
What does it mean to be patriotic? Of course, it is more than putting your hand over your heart during the National Anthem and waving a flag on the fourth of July, but what? In this presentation Joshua Reish, a home school graduate with a BA in history, will take you on a whirlwind journey through American history. Along the way you will learn about true patriots, some famous and other unknown and the legacies they left for us. Get ready to learn and take your place in this journey that is America—and be equipped to help your students love the real America as well.

Dull or Dynamic? How Are You Teaching History?
Does your history curriculum consist of giving your child a textbook and hoping he reads it? In this workshop Joshua Reish, a home school graduate with a BA in history, will show how you can make history not only exciting but meaningful and life changing. From practical advice on planning to showing how history should be taught, this workshop could change the way you and your students view history.

The Great Deception
Any idea, philosophy, or suggestion that is not consistent with what God’s Word tells us about science, the past, government, and even life, will fail. Joshua Reish, a homeschool graduate with a history degree, will share how the history of communism, from its early foundation prior to Marx through its collapse in the Soviet Union, influenced societies with disastrous consequences. Millions were deceived into thinking that communism would bring about peace and equality because they did not measure its teachings against the Bible. Listeners will learn how to discern truth by looking at suggested ideas ---both simple and vast - and comparing them with God’s Word.

What My Parents Taught Me About… Marriage
If you could give your children one gift, what would it be? A strong and happy marriage would have to be near the top of any parent’s list. But when your child's wedding day comes, will he be ready? In this presentation, Joshua Reish, a married home school graduate, will tell what his parents did to prepare him for marriage. From teaching him as a toddler to not tell girls they look fat to advice on the night before his wedding, this humorous and moving speech will show you what you can do now to prepare your child for the most important relationship of his or her life.

What My Parents Taught Me About…Faith - Joshua, Kayla, or Cami Reish
In this workshop, Joshua, Kayla, or Cami Reish, homeschool graduate shares about his faith training, including how his parents brought the Lord and faith into all areas of his life, how he was challenged as a child to grow in the Lord, how daily interactions with his parents impacted his faith, and much more. (Kayla available May through August.)

What My Parents Taught Me About…Learning - Joshua or Kayla Reish
In this workshop, Joshua Reish describes how his parents imparted a love for learning in spite of his learning difficulties; how they built a love for homeschooling in him; how they taught him constantly; and how they taught him how to teach. (Kayla available May through August.)

What My Parents Taught Me About…Selflessness - Joshua, Cami, and Kara Reish, or Kayla Reish
In this workshop, Kayla Reish (or Joshua, Cami, and Kara) describes how her parents imparted an other-focus in her life, taught her to defer to others, and gave her a passion for giving up her own life, desires, and wishes for the Lord and others. Practical applications to all phases of parenting will be given, beginning with the “terrible two”—which can be a sweet, giving two year old, through preteen years, and then into teens. (Kayla available May through August.)

Lasting Legacy
Years after your child has graduated, what will he or she think of those home school years? Home school graduate, Joshua Reish, will share what his parents taught him as a child and as a student that continues to impact his life today. Filled with stories and practical examples, this presentation will inspire you to give your children a lasting legacy.

Constitutional Convention
This workshop, designed for teens and presented by Joshua Reish, takes your student on an exciting journey through the founding of the American government, focusing on the men who developed our enduring political system and why they did it.

Writing with Style
Co-author of several books in the Meaningful Composition series, Joshua will instruct parents (and/or junior high and high school students) in the fine art of writing stylistically. Joshua will instruct in the area of writing that many writing programs do not tackle, such as the exact word for the job, the perfect sentence, conciseness, imagery, literary devices, meaningful prose, and more.

The Spirit of '76
Did God have a plan for America? The answer comes in this exciting retelling of the American Revolution by Joshua Reish. From the Sons of Liberty to Valley Forge to Yorktown, you'll experience the highs and lows of America's struggle for independence. Filled with miraculous escapes and daring actions, this workshop, designed to excite and inform young people and adults alike, will give you the true story of the nation, which was founded, in the words of George Washington, by "Divine Providence."

Speech and Debate Demonstrations (with siblings Kayla, Cami, and Kara)
The Reish children combine their talents to present a fun, shortened mock debate, several types of speeches, and inspiration to learn both skills for teens and/or home schooling parents.

Great Deception
Any idea, philosophy, or suggestion that is not consistent with what God’s Word tells us about science, the past, government, and even life, will fail. Joshua Reish, a homeschool graduate with a history degree, will share how the history of communism, from its early foundation prior to Marx through its collapse in the Soviet Union, influenced societies with disastrous consequences. Millions were deceived into thinking that communism would bring about peace and equality because they did not measure its teachings against the Bible. Listeners will learn how to discern truth by looking at suggested ideas–both simple and vast–and comparing them with God’s Word.

How to Teach Study Skills and Comprehension
Joshua Reish explains how to teach your students to learn including how to encourage and build comprehension; how to teach mnemonics and other retention techniques; choosing books; the importance of questions and verbal interchange in building comprehension; teaching children to think via discussions; building a background of experience; thinking to write and writing to think; and more.

Teaching Beginning Speech
This session teaches students and parents how to write and deliver a speech in twelve easy-to-follow steps.

Building Strong Family Relationships
Can your children's siblings really be their best friends? What can you do to build strong relationships with your children? In this workshop twenty-five year old home school graduate, Joshua Reish, will answer these questions and many more. With stories and examples from his life as well as practical advice, Joshua will explain what his parents did to make his siblings his best friends and to build a strong relationship between him and his parents.

 

 



 

Joshua's Achievements
  • Home school graduate, who was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school.
  • Typesetter and editor for Character Quality Language Arts.
  • Co-author (speech and debate curriculum):  Ready to Give an Answer for the Hope That Is Within You
  • Teacher for for Training for Triumph.
  • BA in history
Reish's Bio

Joshua Reish is the oldest son of Ray and Donna Reish.

Date Created11/3/2008 11:44:12 PM
Date Modified1/31/2011 3:21:47 PM
 

My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Joshua Reish 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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