The Unlikely Homeschool

Jamie Erickson

Feature Speaker

Jamie Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in public speaking/oral interpretation from Pensacola Christian College. After teaching for several years in both the early childhood and elementary levels, she, along with her formerly homeschooled husband, Dain, brought the learning home in 2006.

When she’s not curating memories, hoarding vintage books, or playing ringmaster to a circus of her own making, Jamie can be found encouraging and equipping a growing tribe of mothers all across the globe on the Mom to Mom podcast; through her blog, The Unlikely Homeschool; at national conferences; and in her two books, Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence and Holy Hygge: Creating a Place for People to Gather and the Gospel to Grow.

Jamie’s Session Topics
Session 2 Learning Like da Vinci & Jefferson ~ Notebooking 101

Educational pioneer Charlotte Mason championed the idea of “note booking.” But, this wonderful extension of learning can be dated back long before she gave it a name. For centuries, The Greats cataloged what they learned in notebooks, rehearsing their discoveries in a natural way—with pen, paper, and imagination. Find out how to inspire learning through a simple notebook, see firsthand several types of notebooks and how to use them effectively, and learn about some simple tools and techniques for drawing your children into notebooking with purpose.

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Session 3 Cultivating Curiosity through Project-Based Learning

Charlotte Mason once said, “Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.” Come hear how you can nurture your child’s natural curiosities and encourage him/her towards deep, layered learning. You’ll find out what project-based learning is and what it’s not, discover how to transform boredom into brilliance, and understand how to teach less so that your child might learn more.

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Session 4 What Kind of Homeschool is Right for Me?

Montessori, Charlotte Mason, unit study, project-based learning, Waldorf, traditional textbook, un-schooling, and the list goes on! There are so many different teaching methods and approaches to homeschooling that it can sometimes be overwhelming to choose just one. They all have their strengths. But then again, they all have their struggles. Let me introduce you to the most popular methods and philosophies of education, show you the pros and cons of each, and help you to discover which, if any, is right for you and your kids.

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Session 5 When You Are One Crazy Day Away From Crisis

If you’re anything like me, you love homeschooling, but sometimes you don’t like it very much, especially when you’re having a string of bad days. Pair homeschooling with long-term illness, the death of a loved one, a job loss, or just an over-committed schedule, and you have the makings of a perfect forfeit. But you don’t have to quit during a season of crisis. You just have to homeschool differently. Learn some practical tips for teaching from a place of delight, not defeat, during your most difficult days.

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