Parent/Teacher Seminars [Free Event]

Nov. 8, 2013
7:00am –
6:00pm PST

Join Andrew for one session or the whole day of seminars selected especially for your educational community.

Three Rivers HomeLink
517 Jadwin Ave.,
Richland, WA 99352
Contact Info
Three Rivers HomeLink

Cost: FREE (Register here)
Also, you can join Andrew on November 9 for the High School Essay Intensive.

Coffee: 8:30 AM–9:00 AM

Session 1: 9:00 AM–10:15 AM The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing
We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include: What to correct and how to give a grade? How much help is too much? Isn’t the assignment clear enough? Why don’t students find their own errors? Learn and avoid four teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration: Overcorrecting, Holding Back Help, Unclear Assignments, and Over-Expectation.

Session 2: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM But, but, but ... What about Grammar?
Knowing how to teach grammar is especially challenging for the parent who isn't confident of his or her own grammar proficiency. Grammar programs often consist of piles of workbooks, wasted dollars, and way too much time spent trying to fulfill that subject, and often what is taughton those workbook pages doesn’t translate into success in writing. The results can be poor mechanics and a less than stellar understanding of "What is a verb?" or perhaps more importantly, “How do verb choices enhance writing?” If you are asking, “But what about grammar?” Andrew Pudewa has answers to your dilemma.

Lunch: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Lunch on your own

Session 3: 1:00–2:30 PM Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day
Research shows that not only do boys and girls respond differently to similar environments, children in general like to do what they can do, and they hate to do what they think they cannot do. Citing multiple sources, Andrew Pudewa offers insight into specific ways you can create relevancy for children as you teach them academic as well as life skills.

Session 4: 2:30–4:00 PM A Classical Approach in a Modern World
What is a classical education? Studying Latin? Learning logic? Reading The Iliad? Although Andrew Pudewa does not claim to be the expert extraordinaire on the subject, he has been exploring this idea of classical education for the past twenty years and has witnessed the frenzy, the skeptics, and various views of what actually defines a classical education. In this talk, Andrew shares his personal journey, some observations, and his conclusions that have enriched his own teaching at home and in many communities across North America.

Session 5: 6:30–8:00 PM Freedomship and Entrepreneurial Education
Many of us realize that we value home education not only because it often results in better academics, superior social environments, and enriched family life, but because it builds a better community and country. The result of true liberal education—a freedomship education—will be not only young men and women who know how to think and communicate, but who think evangelically and entrepreneurially. To revive a culture of self-sufficiency and freedom requires more people with the owner/entrepreneur mindset and fewer with the employee mindset. Join Andrew for a discussion of how to cultivate an entrepreneurial, or georgic, aptitude in our children. The future of freedom may depend on it.

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