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Women Who Do Too Much: Tips for avoiding burnout
Having it all is a dangerous myth, one that causes many women to either question their worth or succumb to the life-sucking pressure of meeting unrealistic expectations. In this presentation, busy mom and entrepreneur Marie-Claire Moreau explains the tragedy of our super-mom culture and offers a new look at achievement within balance. You can still be excellent — just do it without falling apart. Learn how.
Make Block Scheduling Work for You!
Block schedules have become a favorite among homeschoolers and other families wanting to squeeze everything into a single busy day. But, some families worry that rigid schedules remove all of the fun and spontaneity out of life, causing everyone to feel stuck in the same routine day after day. Learn how to create effective block schedules that reflect the way you really live. In this seminar, you’ll hear how you can increase daily productivity and reduce household chaos by using block schedules to support your needs, but still recognize your individual lifestyle.
Homeschool and Household Organization
Who says homeschooling takes place only at home? Homeschooling families can be some of the busiest people you meet! Find out how some of the most productive and peaceful families do it all by using effective organization and scheduling strategies that make anything possible. Topics include creative school schedules, chore charting, meal planning and more. Learn how veteran homeschoolers pack more punch into every hour of the day and a more successful homeschool than you ever dreamed possible!
What’s all the buzz about? Author, speaker, teacher, and veteran homeschool mom, Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau, explains the phenomenon behind the surge toward homeschooling. From the reasons why modern families turn to homeschooling to explaining how today’s families manage to “do it all”, Dr. Moreau outlines the current status of American homeschooling and paints and clear and positive picture of why homeschooling works for millions of families all across the country.
Homeschooling the Early Years
When should homeschool begin? How do I teach my child to read? Which materials and approaches are best for young children? These questions and more will be answered in this program designed for parents of preschoolers through homeschooled elementary-level students. Find out how you can raise a bright student with a deep love for learning by following only your heart and your child’s individual learning needs and curiosity. Simple curriculum suggestions and ideas for a typical course of study for every grade will be reviewed.
Homeschooling the Middle Years
Homeschooling ‘tweens and teens presents different challenges but comes with many new rewards. Find out what makes middle school learners tick and how best to meet their developmental needs while recognizing and challenging their blossoming sense of selves. A course of study for middle schoolers grades 6-8 will be reviewed, along with tips and tricks to keep learning both focused and fun for this age group.
Don’t Fear the High School Years!
Getting ready to homeschool a high schooler? Nervous about getting things just right? Want to know how to prepare your student for college, vocation or whatever else the future holds? Hear how easy high schooling can be with the right resources and some fool-proof organizational strategies. You’ll learn how to put together a 4-year high school plan, what kinds of record-keeping to do and how to best prepare a high schooler for graduation, college, scholarships and more. High schooling doesn’t have to be frustrating or difficult! Find out more in this information-packed and easy-to-follow high schooling session.
Homeschooling 101 (alternatively How-To Homeschool in Florida)
Designed specifically for homeschool new-comers (can be Florida-specific), this introduction to homeschooling covers just about everything that new homeschoolers and would-be homeschoolers need to know. Topics include what to teach, where to find teaching materials, how to connect with other families, what records are important to keep, and much more. Homeschooling laws are explained in simple terms and the differences between all of the different homeschooling options are reviewed. A great introductory course for anyone homeschooling in the State of Florida. Perfect for support groups and statewide events.
Today’s homeschoolers aren’t the same as their pioneering predecessors of yesteryear. In this talk, Dr. Moreau paints a modern picture of homeschooling and explains the different circumstances that bring families to homeschooling in the 21st century. Ideas for beginning homeschooling in a way that meets the needs of modern families are discussed. Ways to incorporate schooling into extraordinarily busy lives under sometimes extraordinary circumstances is a central theme. Hear how the face of homeschooling has changed and how homeschooling is more mainstream than ever. Ends with an outline of how to establish a legal homeschool in no time flat.
“Creative Composite” Homeschooling
What is a Creative Composite? It’s an unexpected grouping of learning materials that are much more valuable together than each would be individually. Find out how to take ordinary resources and household objects and design unique and worthwhile learning experiences for the whole family. Ideas for homeschooling for little or no cost with a whole lot of built-in flexibility is the theme of this unique and never-heard-before kind of seminar. The whole really IS greater than the sum of its parts!
College Preparedness for the Homeschooler: Tips for a successful home-to-campus transition
Calling college-bound teens! This workshop is for you! Heading off to college? Want to make sure you’ve got all the academic bases covered? What about campus life? What will it actually be like when you get there? The truth is, college readiness is about lots of things. Academics, for sure! But, a successful campus experience also depends on things like social savvy, emotional readiness, plus all the practical skills you bring to the campus, too! In this workshop, veteran homeschooler mom, Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau, shares what college-bound homeschoolers really need for a successful home-to-dorm transition. Distilled from experiences with her own kids, plus all the other teens she’s worked with over the years, Dr. Moreau will break things down for you. Participants will learn the exact academic and practical skills kids need for campus success. College grads will tell you — a great college experience depends on more than academics alone. Pack your suitcase, because Marie-Claire will tell you exactly which preparedness tools to put inside!
Time Hacks for Homeschool Moms: Save time without sacrificing quality
Feeling like 24 hours is never enough? Want to get more out of every day? In this seminar, you’ll hear how one mom successfully homeschooled for 20 years while working part-time jobs and helping run the family business. Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau tried hundreds of time-saving tricks over the years, and now she’s ready to share the best ones with you! Opportunities for homeschoolers have expanded, but there are still only 24 hours in a day! Learn specific strategies to help maximize time without sacrificing any of the quality you want in your homeschool. Participants will leave the workshop equipped with tools they can use right away!
- Creating a One-Page Transcript
- Creating a 4-Year High School Plan
- Writing Course Descriptions for High School
- Developing Lesson Plans
- Different Ways to Award Credit
- Developing a Comprehensive High School Record-Keeping Binder
- Household Organization Binder System
- Creating a Command Center