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Why Lifeschooling is not Unschooling

  The mission statement of our Lifeschooling Conference reads as follows: Lifeschooling is the process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions. Lifeschooling is the freedom to educate as God calls you to, not as the Scope and…

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Article: Are you Anointed for Your Assignment?

When you fully understand the idea that God has created each child as an individual, with a specific and unique purpose for His Kingdom, it will change the way you educate! Article: Are you Anointed for Your Assignment?

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Article: Are School Subjects Really Necessary?

There are some wonderful and thought-provoking ideas here! And I will be the first to say that no, school subjects are NOT necessary. In lifeschooling, we find those areas of interest that fit with out lives and our children’s specific gifts. And those things are usually not strictly divided out into neat little subjects. Article:…

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Article: Avoiding Burnout in Homeschooling

Burnout. It’s the dreaded word among homeschoolers and there have probably been more articles written about this seemingly inevitable experience than any other homeschooling topic. Israel Wayne’s perspective on this issue is refreshing and filled with wisdom. We are looking forward to gleaning even more wisdom from him in person at the Lifeschooling Conference! Avoiding…

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Article: Raising an Autodidact on Purpose

Here are some simple steps to raising children who are eager and excited lifelong learners! Raising an Autodidact on Purpose

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Article: 11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More.”

What would happen if American schools stopped assigning homework? Or if children had the same elementary school teacher for six years in a row? What if class periods were longer (to allow more time on a topic) and the school days shorter with more breaks for stretching and contemplating? Besides looking a lot more like homeschooling,…

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Don’t Make Them Wait Until 40

I turned 39 last month. Only one year from now I will have officially reached “middle age.” And finally, FINALLY, I feel I’ve discovered who God made me to be. I feel like I’ve found myself. I feel like everything in my life has been leading me to this first Lifeschooling Conference. The hand of God…

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Article: How Would Jesus Teach

So often we forget to look to the greatest example for direction on all areas of life. Jesus was the Great Teacher. So, just how did He teach? His methods were a lot simpler than ours! How Would Jesus Teach

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Article: A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

How well do you think the average public school is doing to prepare our young adults in the areas this article mentions? How well are homeschoolers doing? There used to be a significant difference and I believe there still is a difference. However, that difference is fading. We need to remember what is really important…

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Article: Homeschool Co-ops Turned Private Schools

I have been disturbed by the number of co-ops popping up and the increasing ridgidity (is that a word?) of them. Didn’t we leave “Egypt” behind? Isn’t the age-segregated, academically-driven (rather than spiritually-driven) culture of school, which disrupts family life and demands so much, the very thing that birthed the homeschooling movement? The increasing popularity…

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