Teaching the Jr. High & High School Sciences at Home
ANY parent can help their child learn science at the upper levels. This session will discuss the curriculum that makes a quality homeschool high school science education possible!
The Principal-Teacher Principle (with Rachael Carman)
Husband, father, principal. Wife, mother, teacher. How can a couple manage all the roles and responsibilities when homeschooling? In this talk, Davis and Rachael present some practical ways that a husband and wife can work together when they are also the Principal and Teacher of a home school. With prayer and principles, the marriage relationship can grow stronger and the vision of parenting can be more exciting than ever before.
Family - Our Best Apologia Ever
Apologia is a Greek word meaning "defend the faith." In a society saturated with an evolutionary perspective, students need to be taught from a Biblical worldview. The statistics show that a very small percentage of born again believers have a worldview consistent with basic Christian doctrines. The internet, movies, music, books and other media heavily influence the thoughts, beliefs, and corresponding actions of young people. How can homeschool parents help their children stand firm with a solid Biblical worldview? Certainly one solution can be the use of good books and curricula including creation-based science curricula. The best way is by example in the context of family. Davis will explain how raising children in a family setting where Christ is worshipped and where the Word of God is the primary text can fulfill the great commission and result in generational faithfulness. Family is truly our best defense of the Christian faith.
Give Me One Good Reason To Homeschool
Are parents really qualified to teach their children everything? What about socialization? These are just a couple of the concerns that make homeschooling seem impossible. But you know homeschooling is continuing to grow. More and more families are considering it and taking the plunge. What are the top reasons? In this session, Davis discusses the moral, academic, and practical reasons to homeschool, and helps dispel the myths we all tend to believe. When you finish this workshop, you will know that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now.
A.P.P.L.E.S. for the Teacher (Especially for Dads)
The gift of a fresh, shiny apple still represents respect and gratitude towards one's teacher. Why should it be any different for the homeschool mom? They typically carry the lion's share of the homeschool workload. To help them avoid burnout, husbands need to help their wife avoid feeling 100% of the homeschool responsibility. Your wife needs to hear "thank you" in many different ways and know for sure that you are engaged. In this session, Davis gives real and practical ideas for supporting your wife in the homeschool journey.
Castles of old were built to last for thousands of years. Many are still standing today for visitors to admire. What are we building in our family homeschools today? Is there a manual or blueprint to follow? Why are we doing this? Will the sacrifice be worth it? In this session, Davis visits family past, present, and future analyzing trends and creating a vision for an exciting future worth working towards. All the reasons why God is moving in the homeschool community may be hard to understand in the context of present history, so it will take faith. We may not see all the fruit in our lifetime, so it will call for hope. Better start building now; your great-grand children will thank you.
Deuteronomy 6 and Beyond
Deuteronomy 6 admonishes parents to "teach their children diligently when sitting at home, when walking along the way, when lying down, and when getting up." There are many more places in God's Word that speak to home education and family discipleship. Whether you are at the crossroads of considering home education, a few years into it and deciding whether to stay the course, or a veteran in need of affirmation, the truth found in God's Word will set you free. Davis Carman shares several of these verses in a way that brings God's wisdom all the way home.