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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Apologia: How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus ~ a TOS review

While I am not a new homeschooler I can sure stand to learn some new tips and tricks. That’s just what happened when I received How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus (DVD & Coursebook) from Apologia Educational Ministries.
How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus (DVD & Coursebook)
Now, if you are a new homeschooler then you may not have heard of Apologia Educational Ministries so let me tell you a little about them. Apologia is one of those companies that everybody talks about and for good reason too! Apologia publishes K-12 Creation-based science and worldview curriculum for children K-12, inspirational books about homeschooling, and hosts online classes through Apologia Academy.

Taking on educating your children can seem like an overwhelming task. We are heading into our 9th year and I remember when I brought the subject of homeschooling up to my husband. It was scary, but I felt called to do it and I had a great friend show me her curriculum that she used with her girls. I was filled with questions and doubt but I knew deep down that I could do it.

The folks at Apologia have put together a great product to help all the newbies feel confident as they start there journey with this new How to Homeschool DVD and Coursebook.

The coursebook included 15 chapters that will help you get started on your homeschooling journey. Helpful topics to get you started include:

~ Join Us on the Journey 
~ How to Get the Most Out of This Course 

 Designing Your Road Map 
~ Setting Goals for the Journey 
~ Finding Support 
~ Choosing Curriculum 

 Finding Your Way 
~ Practical How-To’s (Nuts and Bolts) 
~ Organizing Your Homeschool Stuff 
~ Organizing Your Homeschool Day 
~ Tips from Veterans 

 Navigating the Detours 
~ Family Matters - Marriage 
~ Family Maters - The Rest 
~ Dealing with Opposition 

 Arriving at Your Destination 
~ High School Graduation and College 
~ If College is Not the End Game 
~ You Can Make It! 

 Beginning Your Journey 
~ Continuing Education and Encouragement Opportunities 

The 2-disk DVDs feature two veteran homeschool moms, Rachel Carmen and Leslie Nunnery, sitting down have a chat about homeschooling. The videos are short between 7-20 minutes each and feel like you are sitting down having a cup of coffee or tea.

"Never forget, God always equips us for what He calls us to do. Therefore, you can start your homeschool journey with confidence that the One who hold tomorrow also holds your children and your home school in the palm of His hand". {pg.10}

So how did I use this course as a veteran homeschooler? Quite simple really. I read the short chapter and took notes of helpful tidbits in my planner that I wanted to remember. I then would watch the DVD on my computer screen. I loved the DVD aspect of this curriculum, it was such an intimate setting and it felt like they were talking directly to me. As you work through the DVD’s and coursebook there are short assignments that help you dig a little deeper into the topic.

Everyone can use a little confidence and this course gives you just that as a new homeschooler or as a veteran too. Homeschooling is a big task but it doesn't have to be a daunting one especially when you have access to How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus!

Be sure to check out what my CrewMates thought of this product and the other product being reviewed, Internship for High School Credit, by clicking the banner below.

Homeschool with Confidence & Internship for High School {Apologia Educational Ministries Reviews}

Product ~ How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus Format ~ paperback with 2 DVDs Price ~ $49.00 
Ages ~ For moms and dads

Apologia Educational Ministries

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