Description of the

Homeschool Course

  

for Parents:

  

        

 

 

 

created by

Barb Shelton

of Homeschool Oasis

  

Click HERE for an Intro of Barb

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

ENCOURAGING WORDS

      from a new homeschooling

           mom who's taking the course:

 

      "I have started reading all of the wonderful articles, and I just have to tell you that I was feeling really discouraged this past week about my decision to pull my kids (I have 5 in school, 7 total) out and homeschool.  I was uncertain if I had made the right decision and I was nervous and just plain down.  After reading these articles and The Great Escape (which is so good, thank you for including it) I am so encouraged!  Thank you!  You are changing my life already and I'm really grateful.  So so thankful for the Holy Spirit guiding me to you. 

     
Excited and blessed to

be on this journey,
          
Honor Beecher,

Homeschooling mom of 7"

 

 

 

 

   

 

This Homeschool Course is sponsored by

Online Bible College

  

(Click on the logos to go there.)  

  

Check out their excellent FREE Bible

study courses at their website ~ perfect

for use by homeschoolers!

Triune Biblical

University

An evangelical, interdenominational community

dedicated to the preparation of men and women for the manifold ministries of Jesus Christ and His Church.

To count as a course that "qualifies" a parent to homeschool in Washington State, the course must be at or sponsored by a post-secondary (after high school)  institution. OBC is that institution for this course.

  

    

  

Comment from one mom:

     

     "I took your "Season of Re-Educating the Mind" course almost 10 years ago, when my firstborn was small. ... I just realized that I really need to thank you for changing the course of my life.  My life is so enriched by having seen things through your eyes, as well as Marilyn Howshall's.  I just want you both to know that you are a part of our family's success in relating well together and to Christ Jesus!  I feel as though you both have saved me from running through so many could-be potholes in homeschooling. May God truly bless you in a special way this coming season."         

       

~ Jeannie Gerhardt; Homeschool

Mom for 14 years (as of 2013)

 

 

   

Clickable Index ~ of all the questions & topics on this page

Keys (Font colors and Item types)

Course Start-up Packet Description

Certificate of Completion

Course Start-up Packet Price

Revealing & Removing Stitches From Our Concept ("Stitchery") of Education

 

Learning What "True Education" Is

 

Making the Transition from School to Home

 

Why We Gravitate to Traditional Methods

 

Getting Your Home Organized & Conducive to Learning

 

What a "Lifestyle of Learning" is About

 

Course Syllabus + 7 Worksheets for Parents

 

Relationship Correcting, Developing, & Sweetening

 

Romance God's Way

Vitally Important Family & Friend Matters

 

Learning to Know and Hear God  (The Best Part!!!)

 

Building a Correct View of "True Education"

 

Legal, Testing, & Government Issues

 

High School Concerns and How-to's

 

College Concerns and Considerations

 

Encouragement for You on Your Journey

 

To Use with Younger Children

 

Optional Resource for those with Early or Pre-Readers (The Make-My-Own Phonics Book)

 

Unique, but important, issues

 

The Matter of "Socialization"

 

What about involvement in public school programs?

 

"Delight-Directed" & "Real-Life" Learning

  

 

 

  

Course Contents:

  

       

  

KEYS  

  

  

FONT COLOR KEY

       

[NOTES] that are written in gold tell you what type of item this is, such as article, book, e-book, a book or workshop on CD, a printed certificate, Facebook group, etc.

   

(GREEN) = there is a cost for this item.  (Get it?  Green for "money."

         

(PINK) = there is NO CHARGE for this item.  It will be either "INCLUDED WITH COURSE" or just plain FREE.  

  

 

 

ITEM TYPE KEY

   

= At the Article Chart here at Homeschool Oasis

  

= a Lifestyle of Learning resource. Read or buy at the Lifestyle of Learning website; some of their articles are at our Article Chart.

  

= a Resource by Barb Shelton.  Buy at our online catalog; a direct link to the item is provided within the resource.

  

  = At another website; the link will take you out of this website.  Use your back-button to return to this page.

  

    

  

  

Course Start-up Packet Description

        

  The BASIC COURSE CONTENTS for everyone taking the course:

  

 

 

 Course Registration Form -  Fill out this form and send to us. (We must have it for registration to be complete.)

[ENROLLMENT]   (CLICK HERE FOR AN ITEMIZED PRICE BREAKDOWN OF ALL THAT THIS FEE COVERS.) 

 

 Certificate of Participation  

[A PRINTED, HOLD-IN-YOUR-HAND CERTIFICATE]  (INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET) 

This is sent to you at the beginning of the course, in case you need to show it to anyone who feels they want/need verification that you are enrolled in and taking a course.  NOTE:  It is not a guarantee that it will be accepted. That varies from school district to school district, school official to school official.  (See further discussion of this on this page: "Q & A's about Barb's Course for Homeschool Parents.")   

 

  Course Syllabus 

[DOWNLOADABLE SYLLABUS]  (INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET/ $6 a la cart) 

Purchase this online book separately [HERE] only if you are not purchasing the Course Start-up Kit at the top, as it comes with that!

    + Personal Studies for Parents:  See the list of these further down this page. [PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS]  (INCL. IN COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  The "Foundation for Homeschooling" Duo:  

 [2 WORKSHOPS ON CD]  ($15.00)    (INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET/ $15 a la carté) 

  

          "The Heart of True Education"    ...plus...

            "Preparing Heart, Soul, 'n' Guts NOW to Homeschool to the END!!!"

    

  The Great Escape (book) - by Geoffrey Botkin 

[BOOK]  (INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET/ $8 a la carté) 

     Purchase this book separately [HERE] only if you are not purchasing the Course Start-up Kit at the top, as it comes with that!

 

  Pamphlet:  "Should Home Education Be Regulated?"  

[PRINTED PAMPHLET]  (INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET) 

  

  Access to the private Facebook group:  "Homeschool Oasis Season of Re-education

[FACEBOOK GROUP]  (INCLUDED WITH COURSE; AVAILABLE ONLY TO THOSE SIGNED UP TO TAKE THE COURSE) 

  

  BONUS:  Bookmarker for Homeschool Oasis Course-takers  (This is hand-made by Barb) 

[BOOKMARKER]  (GIFT; INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET)

  

 Certificate of Completion

 [ACTUAL HOLD-IN-YOUR-HAND (AND HANG-ON-YOUR-WALL-IF-YOU-SO-DESIRE!) CERTIFICATE]  

(SENT UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS/SYLLABUS)   Certificate sent after:

   ~ you have completed the course, and...

   ~ sent your course work in to Barb, and...

   ~ Barb has approved it. (Syllabus work is not graded, though; just

        checked to see that you have done it.)

  

 

  

(BORDER COLOR & STYLE OF CERTIFICATE MAY VARY FROM SAMPLE.>>

CLICK ON THIS MINI CERTIFICATE TO SEE A FULL-SIZE VIEW OF IT.)

 

 

The first 17 to sign up for the course will receive a FREE booklet:

Making a Homeschool Decision by Marilyn Howshall.

(Hard copies of this booklet ~ or any booklet by Marilyn ~ are no

longer in print, so this might be considered a "vintage" booklet!)

  

 

 

  

     Homeschool Course Start-up Packet............$59.00

(This is where/how you register for the course.)

 

Please read the remainder of this (whole) page

as well as the Course Q&A page before purchasing the course

so that you will know exactly what you are getting,

how it works, and to prevent any confusion,

disappointment, or misunderstanding.

 

  

Registration is complete once we receive

your completed Course Registration Form.

       

  

 

PLEASE NOTE:  $59 is not the full price

of the course; just the Start-up Packet. Click HERE

for info on the full price of the Course.

     

HERE is an itemized price breakdown of

the Course Start-up Packet fee.

  

  

 

   
 

 

Revealing & Removing Stitches From Our Concept/"Stitchery"

of Education  ("stitchery" = our preconceived ideas of what "education" is)

  

    The Stitchery - by Barb Shelton   [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

   ‘Come Home’ from Homeschool - by Marilyn Howshall, with "Bringing It Home" audio-interviews

        [Set contains downloadable e-files:  1 52-page eBook: Come Home from Homeschool + 2 one-hour "Bringing It Home" audios w/ a 35-page transcript]  ($23.00)

(About the "Bringing It Home" audio set:  This is not a different resource, but rather is Marilyn Howshall interviewing three moms about their

application of this 'Come Home' from Homeschool message.)

  

   6 Lies Homeschoolers Believe - by Barbie Poling  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

   Boredom and Dullness of Soul - by Marilyn Howshall  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 
 

   The Two-Pronged Education Myth  [e-BOOK]  ($4.00)

 

    Tapeworm's State of the Legion Address  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    5 Myths About Public (and Traditional) Education - by Tory and Barb Shelton [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

 

    The Nature of Public Education - Excerpts from writings of John Taylor Gatto  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Can Someone Else Homeschool My Children? - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Homemade Bread - Author Unknown  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

    The Great Escape Article - by Geoffrey Botkin  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

(NOTE:  If you read the book The Great Escape (directly below), you do NOT need to read this article. It is included it for those who want to put themselves through my Homeschool Course on their own, without purchasing anything, as this article is vital in helping you get an understanding of this topic.  ...  So this is why there is not a section for this article in the Course Syllabus.  FYI:  A Certificate of Completion is given only for those who are actually signed up for the course and complete all the resources listed.)

 

   The Great Escape Book by Geoffrey Botkin  [BOOK]  (INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET) 

       {  Do NOT order this item if you are purchasing the Start-up Kit, as it is included in that!}

                  Purchase this book [HERE] only if you're not purchasing the Course Start-up Packet.  ($8.00)

  

    Animal School - Author Unknown  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

    

    But Aren't Schools the Best Way to Learn? - by Michael Pearl  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

    Homework - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

    

    Why I'm Not Cut Out to be a Homeschool Mom  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

Boredom: The Lazy Parent’s Strategy for Inspiring Creativity - See more at: http://project-based-homeschooling.com/camp-creek-blog/boredom-lazy-parent%E2%80%99s-strategy-inspiring-creativity#sthash.nXoeCfyG.afLXGpKK.dpuf

 

 

Learning What "True Education" Is

  

    The Foundation for Homeschooling Duo:   [WORKSHOPS ON CD]  ($15.00)  

  

                        The 2 Workshops on CD (plus PowerPoint access is included) are:

  

                     "The Heart of True Education"    "Preparing Heart, Soul, 'n' Guts NOW to Homeschool to the END!!!"

           {  Do NOT order this item if you have are purchasing the Start-up Kit, as it is included in that!}

                                  Purchase this book [HERE] only if you are not purchasing the Course Start-up Kit at the top.

 

  

    Wisdom's 7 Pillars for True Education - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

        

    Decide to Be a Homeschooled Mom - by Marilyn Howshall  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

 

 

Making the Transition from School to Home

(and even from "school at home" to truly "home educating" your child(ren))

  

   Encouragement for you if you are taking your children out of school  (LOL)  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

   Encouragement for you if you are beginning to homeschool your young children   (LOL)  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Helpful Stuff to Know Before Taking Your Child Out of School - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Bringing Them Home - by Janie Levine  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    De-Schooling Tips - by Dianne Brooks  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Help With Getting Your Vision - by Donna Heck  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Taking Resistant Kids Out of School  (One homeschool mom's experience) - by "Margaret"  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

   Get to Know Your Children by Marilyn Howshall, with "Bringing It Home" audio-interviews 

        [Set contains downloadable e-files:  1 74-page eBook: Get To Know Your Children + 2 one-hour "Bringing It Home" audios with a 36-page transcript]  ($23.00)

(About the "Bringing It Home" audio set:  This is not a different resource, but rather is Marilyn Howshall interviewing three moms about their

application of this 'Come Home' from Homeschool message.)

 

 

 

 

Why We Gravitate to Traditional Methods

  

   "Why are you looking for homeschool curriculum?"  [VIDEO 1:15]  (FREE)  

 

   "I thought I was supposed to use traditional curriculum; it's what schools and homeschoolers do." [VIDEO 7:22]  (FREE)  

 

  "I want a step-by-step guide. [VIDEO 6:40]   (FREE)  

  

   "I want to know what my kids are supposed to know; I don't want to miss anything in their education." [VIDEO 4:25]  (FREE) 

 

   "Cost Comparison"  [VIDEO 8:43]  (FREE) 

 

 

 

Getting Your Home Organized & Conducive to Learning

        

    The Home Organization "Let's-get-this-place-in-order!" Workshop Duo:  [2 WORKSHOPS ON CD]  ($15.00)

  

                        The 2 Workshops on audio CD (plus PowerPoint access is included) are:

  

                      Creative Flexible Home Organizing   +  Papers and Records and Files ~ OH MY!!!

 

 

NOTES ABOUT ADDITIONAL ORGANIZING HELPS:

  

Tools for organizing your high schooler's homeschooling experience (with them) are in Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la and accompanying CD's ~ NOT in the above workshop!

 

Tools for organizing your age-12-and-under child's homeschooling experience are included in "Real-Life Homeschool Learning & Organizing Tools for Younger Children (age 4~12)"

 

 

 

 

What a "Lifestyle of Learning" is About

  

   A Description of the Theory of Lifestyle of Learning™  (and how it differs from traditional school and school at home)  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

   Moms' and Kids' Testimonies about Lifestyle of Learning    [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

   Contrast of Traditional Learning Methods with Lifestyle of Learning™  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

   Introduction to Lifestyle of Learning video   [VIDEO 5:32]  (FREE) 

   

   Develop Vision for Your Family by Marilyn Howshall, with "Bringing It Home" audio-interviews 

         [Set contains downloadable e-files:  1 64-page eBook: Develop Vision for Your Family + 2 one-hour "Bringing It Home" audios with a 26-page transcript]  ($23.00)

(About the "Bringing It Home" audio set:  This is not a different resource, but rather is Marilyn Howshall interviewing three moms about their application of this Develop Vision for Your Family message.)

     

   Develop a Lifestyle Routine by Marilyn Howshall, with "Bringing It Home" audio-interviews 

        [Set contains downloadable e-files:  1 68-page eBook: Get To Know Your Children + 2 one-hour "Bringing It Home" audios with a 39-page transcript]  ($23.00)

(About the "Bringing It Home" audio set:  This is not a different resource, but rather is Marilyn Howshall interviewing three moms about their application of this Develop a Lifestyle Routine message.)

     

   An Overview of LOLACHE Member Benefits - (I Barb, am not saying you have to sign up for this, but I do very very highly

recommend it.  And I do want you to see what ALL they have available for members!!!  Sisters (and brothers), I cannot tell you how RICH this ministry is!  I would SO have loved to have had a resource like this when my kids were growing up!  The message was only in its beginning stages back then. I hope you'll allow God to shift your values and priorities ~ which will happen as you progress through this course ~ so that you'll be free to value what HE values and let GO of what He does not!  [WEB PAGE]  (THIS OVERVIEW IS FREE; MEMBERSHIP HAS A WELL-WORTH-IT FEE.) 

    

 

 

NOTE:  You need to sign up to download these next 3 article sets by email. 

     

The link provided here takes you to a page where you'll request each one.

     

1)  Lifestyle of Learning™ is Biblical, 5-part email series  [ARTICLE SET]  (FREE) 

     

Lifestyle of Learning™ Helps Parents to Embrace Real Life Biblical Goals, part 1
This article examines the difference between the goals of traditional education and Lifestyle of Learning™’s biblical goals.

     

Lifestyle of Learning™ Encourages the Formation of Loving Relational Habits, part 2
This article explains that Lifestyle of Learning™ is biblical because of what the goal and object of our instruction should be—Christ-like loving character.

   

Lifestyle of Learning™ Aims for Developing Individual Purpose, part 3
This article explains that Lifestyle of Learning™ is biblical because of God’s command to parents to come to know His way of training up children in their uniqueness as they follow Christ.

   

Lifestyle of Learning™ Leads Parents to Deeply Know Their Children, part 4
This article explains that Lifestyle of Learning™ is biblical because of our responsibility as parents to deeply know our children as we come to know the Lord.

   

Lifestyle of Learning™ Encourages True Expression of Faith and the Spirit-led Life, part 5
This article explains how a lifestyle of learning will lead you to grow in true expressions of your faith and ability to be Spirit-led.

 

2)  Lifestyle of Learning™ is not Unschooling, 3-part email series  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

These articles discuss the differences between Lifestyle of Learning™ and Unschooling. Despite common misconceptions, Lifestyle of Learning™ is not unschooling.

 

3)  Homeschool with the Curriculum of Life!—Is Lifestyle of Learning™ for You?  [ARTICLE SET]  (FREE) 

Complimentary 6-Part eMail Article Series.  These articles will help you examine different aspects of your current home education efforts and the current conditions of your family relationships in order to thoughtfully consider the Lifestyle of Learning™ Approach to educating your family. So that you can get an idea of the RICHNESS of what's included in this set of 6 articles, the article titles include: 

   

Lifestyle of Learning™—A Better Way to Learn - part 1
This article discusses the learning value of your lifestyle and the lack of learning value in the world's system of education.

   

Are Your Children Bored with Schoolwork? - part 2
This article contains questions for evaluation to expose the symptoms of boredom with school work and provides understanding for what causes it. A Lifestyle of Learning™ Approach can permanently relieve boredom with school work.

   

Are Your Children Bored with Life? - part 3
This article contains an evaluation to expose the symptoms of boredom with learning and provides understanding for what causes it. A Lifestyle of Learning™ Approach can permanently relieve boredom with learning.

   

Are You Burned Out with Homeschooling? - part 4
This article contains an evaluation to expose the symptoms of burn-out with homeschooling and provides understanding for what causes it. A Lifestyle of Learning™ Approach can permanently relieve you of burn-out with homeschooling.

   

Does Lifestyle of Learning™ Produce Educational Gaps? - part 5
This article discusses the common question asked about educational gaps. A Lifestyle of Learning™ Approach does not cause educational gaps, but instead ensures that there will be none.

   

You and Your Children will LOVE a Lifestyle of Learning™! - part 6
This article gives vision for what a Lifestyle of Learning™ Approach to home education can produce in your family. It includes testimonies from moms who have begun a lifestyle of learning in their family.

 

 

Course Syllabus + 7 Worksheets for Parents

  

The Course Syllabus ~ which includes the 7 worksheets for parents ~ is included in the course as part of the Course Start-up Packet.  If you are not taking the course, this may be purchased separately for $6.

 

The Course Syllabus is now online, so you have the option of doing it right on your computer!  If you prefer handwriting, you're welcome to print it out and write your responses instead, however, if you print it, you will need to scan your finished syllabus, and email it to me as a digital (on-computer) document.  (I do not want to have to store, deal with, or dispose of many-paged documents.)  As you will see, two versions of the Syllabus are available; both are digital, but one is for those who will be typing right in the document; the other is for those who will print it out and then write in it.
    

    {  Do NOT order this item if you are purchasing the Start-up Kit, as it is included in that!}

                    Purchase this book [HERE] only if you're not purchasing the Course Start-up Packet.  ($6.00)

    Course Syllabus  [DIGITAL; DOWNLOADABLE ITEM]  (INCLUDED IN COURSE START-UP PACKET)  ($6.00)

  Word Alive Study on: [YOUR CHOICE OF A WORD]  [WORK/STUDY SHEET]  (INCLUDED WITH COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  Scripture Study on: [YOUR CHOICE OF A SCRIPTURE VERSE]  [WORK/STUDY SHEET] (INCLUDED WITH COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  Word Study of the word "LEARN"  [WORK/STUDY SHEET]  (INCLUDED WITH COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  Study of the word "EDUCATION"  [WORK/STUDY SHEET]  (INCLUDED WITH COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  Study of the word "KNOWLEDGE"  [WORK/STUDY SHEET]  (INCLUDED WITH COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  "Soft Answers to Hard Questions" worksheet  [WORK/STUDY SHEET]  (INCLUDED WITH COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  Personal Self-Questionnaire for Homeschool Moms  [WORK/STUDY SHEET]  (INCLUDED WITH COURSE SYLLABUS)

  

  

Relationship Correcting, Developing, & Sweetening

    

    Connecting Hearts ~ Now and Forever - by Barb Shelton  [WORKSHOP ON CD]  ($8.00)

         

   Relationship's Importance - by Christi Faagau  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

       

   Holy Spirit Controlled Parenting - by Marilyn Howshall and Sarah Jennings   [ARTICLE on FB]   (FREE) 

   

   Becoming Holy Spirit-led in Our Education - by Nancy Blanchard  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

   The Secret to Successful Homeschooling - by Michelle Gephart  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

    Our Story - of and by Dave & Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  ($8.00)

 

    Relationship Skills, Life Skills, Academic Skills - by Ellyn Davis  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

   True Success in Child Training by Marilyn Howshall  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Goals of Child Training by Pastor Reb Bradley   [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Understanding the Childish Nature by Michael & Debi Pearl   [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

 

Romance God's Way

  

       You might wonder why this topic is included in a homeschool course, and understandably so.  It is because this arena is huge in your child's heart, and therefore life, and therefore preparation for life ~ and therefore their education.  This whole thing of "relating to the opposite sex" is often a huge hole in the bucket of their education.  Yes, I have heard the saying that "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire," so bear with me here...  First, I'm just talking about what they are filled with.  And dating and that whole scene can be a humongous hole out of which much time, focus, and personal values drain right out.  ...  Second, as for the "lighting of the fire," if we want to go with that analogy, the dating scene can be likened to a wet blanket upon said fire.  So, having said all that, I'm not going to test you on this, or bring you to my way of thinking; I am just going to introduce you to the concept.  If you want to read more, I HIGHLY recommend I Kissed Dating Good-bye by Joshua Harris, and any books by Eric and Leslie Ludy.  ...  So here are the intro resources that I have included ~ for free ~ as part of this course:

 

    From My Heart  (Basic intro to this message) - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

  

    Dating Trap Avoided Through Emotional Abstinence - by Michael Farris  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

     An Overview of Dating and Courtship - by Nathan Bailey  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

This is actually a booklet online ~ and for free!  There are 8 parts to it, each one linked from the end of the previous page's entry. All 8 parts are required reading for the course.

 

 

 

Vitally Important Family & Friend Matters

     

   Making Connections With Friends - by Barbie Poling  [BLOG ARTICLE]  (FREE)

    

   Family Time Together - by Barbie Poling  [BLOG ARTICLE]  (FREE)

    

   Teamwork - by Barbie Poling  [BLOG ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

    Are You Eccentric? by Barb Shelton [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

 

    Pioneer Girl by Sharnessa Shelton (and her Mom)  [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

 

 

    

Learning to Know and Hear God  (The Best Part!!!)

    

    Hearing God 101 - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

  

    "Commune With Me" Guide - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

  

    And I Will Be Found By You - by Francis Frangipane   [BOOK]   ($13.50 - though it may be on sale)

    

   Spiritual Discernment and the Mind of Christ - by Francis Frangipane   [BOOK + CD]   ($12.85)

  

   As God Parents You, Parent Your Children - by Marilyn Howshall  [E-BOOK]  ($5.00)

 

   Empowering the Transfer of Moral Values and Faith  +  Love's Actions  [E-BOOK]  ($24.95)

 

 

 

Building a Correct View of "True Education"

 

   Wisdom's Way of Learning - by Marilyn Howshall  [4 E-BOOKS]  ($22.00)
                             

                     Book 1. The Science, Art, and Tools of Learning      Book 2. The Unit-of-Life™ Learning Model
                             
                    
Book 3. The Life Message™ Learning Model            Book 4. Seasons—God’s Time-Design

 

   My Journey in Search for the Way - by Marilyn Howshall  [ACTUAL PRINTED BOOK / While supplies last]  ($5.00)

 

   Begin a Metaphor Journey With Your Children - by Marilyn Howshall  [E-BOOK]  ($5.00)

 

   Secrets of Solitude - by Marilyn Howshall  [E-BOOK]  ($5.00)

 

   Mystery of the Gospel - by Marilyn Howshall  [E-BOOK]  ($5.00)

 

   Walk By the Spirit in Your Homeschool Decision - by Marilyn Howshall  [E-BOOK]  ($5.00)

 

   Transformational Education - by Marilyn Howshall  [E-BOOK]  ($12.00)

 

 

 

Legal, Testing, & Government Issues

  

    Hunting & Fishing for the Ultimate Homeschool Dad - by Dave Shelton (Barb's wonderful husband)  [WORKSHOP ON CD]  ($8.00)

  

    God vs. Caesar:  Obeying the Governing Authorities - by Barb Shelton (Dave's wonderful wife [WORKSHOP ON CD]  ($8.00)

 

 () Obeying the Law, Testing, and Qualifying to Homeschool - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

(NOTE:  If you purchase the God vs. Caesar:  Obeying the Governing Authorities CD by Barb Shelton (directly above), you do not need to read this article. It is included it for those who want to put themselves through my Homeschool Course on their own, without purchasing anything, as it is vital to get an understanding of this topic.  ...  So this is why there is not a section for this article in the Course Syllabus.  FYI:  A Certificate of Completion is given only for those who are actually signed up for the course and complete all the resources listed.)

    "It's the Law!" ~ or IS it? - by Dennis Elenburg  [ARTICLE]   (FREE)

 

    Enlightening Excerpts on Testing - by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay  (author of For the Children's Sake)  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

    The Heart of Testing and Grade Placing - by Barb Shelton [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

    Biblical S.A.T.'s of Learning - by Marilyn Howshall  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

    About Washington State's Homeschool Law - compiled by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

 

 

High School Concerns and How-to's

     

    The High School How-to Workshop Duo:   [WORKSHOPS ON CD]  ($15.00) 

     

                          for age 11 & UNDER  ...  for age 12 & UP 

       

                       The 2 Workshops on audio CD (plus PowerPoint access is included) are:

    

                          "Creating High School Classes"   ...plus... 

  

                          "High School Organizing, Record-Keeping and Frameworks"

 

  

 Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la by Barb Shelton [BOOK + E-BOOK]  ($15 E-BOOK~$30 BOOK, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

Yes, this book is actually required for all age groups. Whether you get it in the least expensive e-book form or the soon-to-be-gone soft-cover version is your choice.  However, if you have a child under age 12, you are not required to read the whole book; rather I have this for you:
    

 

   A Personal Guided Tour Through Sr. High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la - for Parents of PRE-Highschoolers

                               

  

                                       for age 11 & UNDER  ...  for age 12 & UP  

 

  

 

    3 sets of High School forms [FORMS ON CD]   ($25.00) 

        

                  for age 11 & UNDER  ...  for age 12 & UP 

 

 

         The three sets of forms are:

 

  

          Class Plan Forms / ACS's & TAS's

        

          High School Record-Keeping Forms

        

          Learning Guides Forms

  

    Is Mid-High School Too Late to Start Homeschooling? - by Barb Shelton and others  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

                        ~ with contributions from several moms, including an "article within an article" by Marilyn Howshall

  

    Sharnessa's Graduation Story - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Tory's Graduation Story - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Carlianne's Graduation Story - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

                       (If the article is not there,  just skip this for now and come back to it later.  It is "in process" as I am finishing creating  this course,

                               but I don't know when I will finish it.)

 

    Faith Walking Through High School - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    The Issue of Accreditation - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    When Teens Don't Want to Homeschool  (or Homeschool Anymore)

                       by Patti Ballard, Barb Shelton, and JulieBeth Chamberlain  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

    Insights on High School ~ from Dr. Jay Wile - From an Interview with him by Mary Leggewie  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Honors Diploma - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Encouragement from a Homeschooling Mom with 3 High Schoolers! by Susan LaBounty  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    To Moms with Burned out, Bad Attitude Teens by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

 

    Overwhelmed by Form+U+la? by Barb Shelton

                        (+ Inside article: "How I Cut Form+U+la Down to Size" by Wendy Fulton)  [ARTICLE] (FREE) 

 

 

College Concerns and Considerations

  

    So What About College? - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

 

    Are "Dual Enrollment" and "Running Start" Really Homeschool Options? - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

 

    Insights on College from Helen Keller - Compiled/Commented on by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Will Secular College Undo What You Have Done? - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

 

Encouragement for You on Your Journey

 

    Beauty for Ashes:  REDEEMED!!! - by Barb Shelton  [WORKSHOP ON CD]  ($8.00) 

 

    There I'll Be - by Sharnessa Shelton  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

 

    The Hem of His Garment - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

 

 

To Use with Younger Children

  

  Real-Life Homeschool Learning & Organizing Tools for Younger Children (age 4~12) Barb Shelton  [WORKSHOP ON CD]  ($15)

  

                  for age 11 & UNDER  ...  for age 12 & UP  

   

    Home Grown Kids by Dr. Raymond Moore  [BOOK]  ($10.00)

  

                  for age 11 & UNDER  ...  for age 12 & UP  

     

    When to Read Form+U+la?  (When's early enough? When's too late?) Comments from 24 Homeschool Moms!  [ARTICLE]   (FREE)

 

 

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE FOR THOSE WITH EARLY OR PRE-READERS:

 

If you do not have a phonics resource, and would like an inexpensive,

simple book with a relaxed, easy, "real-life" approach, this is IT!

  

    The Make-My-Own Phonics Book - by Barb Shelton and YOUR CHILD 

[FLIP-TOP BOOK]  ($8.00) 

     

  

 

  

 

 

Unique, but important, issues

  

    Can Someone Else Homeschool My Children? - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

 

    What About Christian Schools? - Author Unknown  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

 

    Is Homeschooling As Good As Public School? - by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

 

    Anti-Homeschooling Excuses: Are They Valid? - by Tamara Eaton  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

 

    Single Mom Homeschooling - by Margaret, Kathy, and Katrina  [ARTICLE]    (FREE) 

 

 

 

The Matter of "Socialization"

  

    The Socialization Issue - by Dr. Fred Worth   (An in-depth look at good and bad socialization)  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 


    A Brief Case for "Socialization" - by Dr. Jay Wile  (Short but sweetly excellent!)   [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

 

    Socialization Concerns - by Geoffrey Botkin   (An excellent, practical look at this issue)  [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

 

 

 

What about involvement in public school programs?

    

    The Seduction of Homeschooling Families - by Chris Cardiff   [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

  

    Gift or Seduction? - by Carolyn Forte  [ARTICLE]   (FREE) 

    

 

 

"Delight-Directed" & "Real-Life" Learning

    

   So Is Real-Life Learning the Same Thing As Delight-Directed Learning? by Barb Shelton  [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

    Basic Intro to Delight-Directed Learning by Barb Shelton [ARTICLE]  (FREE) 

  

    Ideas for Practical, Real-Life Homeschooling by Joan LaCelle  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

  

    "Delight Directed" (one of "7 Natural Vital Signs of the Learning Process") by Marilyn Howshall  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

  

    Delight-Directed Study by Gregg Harris  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

  

    Force-fed vs. Interest-led Learning by "Karen"  [ARTICLE]  (FREE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

     

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(and one by Dave)

are available for purchase

at our

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