For Michelle Ellis and her husband, Kevin, the decision to home educate came long before the arrival of their two boys. The Ellises found inspiration from the Bible as well as affirmation from Michelle’s 25 years of experience as a public school teacher, where she taught a range of children … read more
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I want to take a few minutes to share with you something that happened to me at this year’s FPEA Leaders Forum. Let me begin by saying I was fortunate enough to get early check-in and to deposit my belongings in my room at 8:30 a.m. before the Leaders Forum … read more
When Monica Guerra and her family began their homeschool adventure 12 years ago, they had a few things to figure out. “We had the ‘why’ for choosing homeschooling,” the St. Petersburg resident explains, “but we needed the ‘how.’ We had decided to homeschool because we believe that God had called … read more
A mature person demonstrates seven characteristics.
By Tim Elmore, 2012 Convention Speaker
You may have noticed a paradox that exists among students today. Although there are exceptions to the rule, this generation of kids is advanced intellectually, but behind emotionally.
From an intellectual perspective, students today have been exposed to … read more
Convention Week Has arrived!
Whether your Convention plans include a family vacation at the Gaylord Palms, a “Girls Weekend Away” or driving to the event each day, it’s time to start packing your bags.
You can maintain a successful homeschool even during pregnancy.
Headaches, fatigue, backache … oh, the common symptoms of pregnancy. Or could they be the symptoms of the homeschooling mom? Perhaps both? Imagine dealing with pregnancy — a pregnancy filled with complications — and homeschooling too. Then lo and behold, you … read more
Identify four basics to consider when approaching the high school years.
Many moms (and dads) have encouraged and supported me in homeschooling. But two mentoring experiences have greatly influenced me during my 16-year adventure in home education.
First, I vividly remember sitting in the kitchen of a veteran homeschool mom … read more
Homeschooling exemplifies our national exceptionalism. The phrase is not one of arrogance…
During a recent presentation on national and personal exceptionalism to a group of 5,000 business owners, I had one of those epiphany moments right there in the middle of the stage. It suddenly dawned on me that if … read more
The 2012 FPEA Convention has come to your smartphone, iPad or tablet! This new mobile app has been developed to enhance your Convention experience. It has the entire workshop schedule and even a map of the exhibit hall. With real-time updates and connections to social media, your Convention experience this … read more
Really, there is no such thing as Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.
The word “legacy” comes from the Latin legare, meaning “to bequeath.” Of course, that generally brings to our minds an inheritance in the form of money or property. As parents, we are sure we will be bequeathing … read more