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Welcome Jeanne Faulconer to the Homeschool Alliance!

Introducing New Homeschool Alliance Coach Jeanne Faulconer

As the Homeschool Alliance heads into our third year and continues to grow, we are excited to welcome a new coach to the Homeschool Alliance—Jeanne Faulconer!

Jeanne brings a wealth of experience with her. In addition to her 20 years experience homeschooling her three grown boys, she has been a huge resource and support for homeschool families, as a popular writer, speaker, and as a homeschool evaluator in Virginia where she gets to see up close just how many unique ways there are for homeschooling to work in each family.

Jeanne believes that engagement is a key to learning, and that has led to two deceptively simple rules for homeschooling:

  1. Do what works.
  2. Stop doing what doesn’t work.

Needless to say, we are thrilled that she will be sharing her special knack for seeing ways to nurture the natural learning and curiosity that our homeschooled kids bring to the table.

You can learn more about Jeanne at her website, EngagedHomeschooling and through her writing at TheHomeSchoolMom.

Join us in September! You can join any time and leave any time. We will support you as we hash out parenting, learning, and living this lifestyle we call homeschooling.

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The Homeschool Alliance: September

September in the Alliance: Engaging the Mind

The first order of business in any homeschool is making sure our kids’ brains are firing on all cylinders! If you want help moving from rote learning to curious, investigative, thirsty learning, join us in The Homeschool Alliance. During the month of September we’re going to implement tactics that “make thinking visible.”

You’ll love it!

Also, we’re introducing a brand new coach! I’ll keep it secret until September, but needless to say she is a GEM and someone who will be an enormous resource to each of you!

September in the Alliance: Engaging the Mind

Stephanie and I will also lead live webinars during the month as well—so you can ask all your questions about your particular kids.

Join us in September! You can join any time and leave any time. We will support you as we hash out parenting, learning, and living this lifestyle we call homeschooling.

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August 2017: The Homeschool Alliance

August 2017 in The Homeschool Alliance

Guess what? I am here to help you have a great school year. Seriously! I want you to feel supported, loved, helped, and encouraged. Consider me your “cheerleader” in all things parenting and homeschooling.

As you get ready to enter into your homeschool year, it’s easy to focus on academics, projects, and schedules. Let’s flip the script! How about starting with your child? Let’s imagine the world from behind the eyes of your kids, first, and then look at how you can bring your adult objectives to life.

Stephanie (the other Homeschool Alliance coach) and I love to lead webinars and offer support through our private classroom.

Join us in August! You can join any time and leave any time. We will support you as we hash out parenting, learning, and living this lifestyle we call homeschooling.

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July in the Alliance: Planning Month

The Homeschool Alliance

Get your highlighters and planning tools out.
It’s Planning Month in The Homeschool Alliance!

July is a great time to take a new approach to homeschool planning. I’ve designed a set of tools to help you combine your children’s natural personalities and aptitudes with your academic objectives for each kid. We’ll meet three times via webinar to discuss your plan and to help you fine-tune the coming year.

By the end, you’ll have a month-by-month overview of what you hope to accomplish for your children and writing projects to boot!

Join us in The Homeschool Alliance for the month of July to plan, plan, plan!

  • learn how to apply your educational philosophy to your routine
  • create a workable plan that focuses on the month and the child rather than the day-to-day
  • maximize your strengths and gifts
  • include your academic objectives
  • capitalize on each child’s individuality, natural aptitudes, and passions
  • gain the confidence to ease up, to retool, and to adapt

Give us a try in July! You can join any time and leave any time. Stephanie Elms, our other coach, and I will support you as we hash out parenting, learning and living this lifestyle we call homeschooling.

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June in the Alliance: It’s All About YOU

June 2017 in The Homeschool Alliance

It’s the end of the school year! What better time to switch gears and do a little bit of self-care and awesome adulting to recharge as we head into the summer.

Join us in The Homeschool Alliance for the month of June as we delve into the role of creativity as it pertains to our own lives as homeschool parents. Using readings from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic we will ask the bigger questions of how to stay in touch with what makes us come alive.

  • How do we define a creative life?
  • Is a creative life possible for busy homeschool moms?
  • Can we give ourselves permission to incorporate more creativity in our lives?
  • Where do we find inspiration and what can that inspiration look like?

Sound exciting? We think so!

Give us a try this month! You can join any time and leave any time. We hold monthly web chats with me and Stephanie Elms, our other coach, where we hash out stuff about parenting, learning and living this crazy lifestyle we call homeschooling.

Treat yourself. You deserve it!

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