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Mrs. Jennifer Mackintosh:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Mackintosh, Jennifer

Alabama (AL)  
United States of America (US)
Keynote Speaker?
Featured Presentations2012 Alabama Homeschool Expo (2012, AL)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

A Living Education using Charlotte Mason’s Methods
A very simple introduction to philosophy and basic methods, the simplicity and depth of a Charlotte Mason education, include practical tools for getting started – where to start, books and resources to read more, how does a Charlotte Mason day look, practically speaking? Common pitfalls of a Charlotte Mason education: Charlotte Mason methods in addition to other methods.
Planning in Home Education
Jennifer shows how to consider a child’s education and build plans that are intuitive for both mom and student, planning from the beginning, post-it-note planning, gathering resources, putting it on paper, making changes along the way, and living the plan. Learn the importance of communication (weekly meetings with children) and lesson plans for the high school student. (Especially, but not limited to, planning a Charlotte Mason education)
Brainstorming a System of Order in the Home
Jennifer shows how to be a good steward of time and resources and that all material blessings are a gift of God. This is the foundation for our gratitude for resources and contentment with the blessings given. How to tackle spaces, one space at a time, defining the purpose of that space, strategies for small spaces, maintaining spaces with a quick-tidy, frugal resources for getting organized (craigslist, thrift stores), and technology as a tool in home organization and maintenance. Jennifer shows that beautiful objects lift the heart and mind to God and a touch of beauty in every room for an extension of hospitality while brainstorming individual spaces.
Organizing the Learning Spaces
Jennifer explains books and manipulatives, organizing materials so that they are useful, and ideas for book and crafts organization. Create an inviting learning space while strategizing spaces for high school learners.She shows how to make a place to create in the learning spaces and what if there isn’t a room set aside as a school/learning space. Get ideas for home and learning spaces that are merging and beautiful (Yes! Materials and books can look lovely and integrated with your family home decor!). Also, Jennifer shows other tools such as baskets of books and a pretty notebook as a home education management tool. Includes discussion and Q&A time.
Nurturing Wonder in Early Childhood: Montessori Education in the Home
Jennifer gives a simple introduction to Maria Montessori and her ideas. She shows how the home and the family is an ideal setting for putting her ideas to work. Also, learn about the skills and ideas learned from working with Montessori’s ideas that lend themselves to all of home education. Go past the costly materials and learn about creative and frugal ideas that work! Find joy in early childhood education that is outside the box!
Toy Taming and Management Strategies
Jennifer shows the way to restoring order in the face of toy takeover! Manage toys so that children can maintain tidiness. Learn about a toy rotation closet and assisting a child in detaching from things. Also, Jennifer explains exercising the gift of being able to pass along material blessings to others, choosing toys with an eye toward beauty and imagination,  and inviting opportunities for imagination to grow through toy management.

Jennifer's Achievements
  • Home educating mother for 12 years.
Mackintosh's Bio
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Jennifer Mackintosh 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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