Speaker Topics

Ruth is available to speak to your group on just about any topic, but these are some of her favorites:

Home Schooling: A Call to Excellence

Words of encouragement to home school parents, both veteran and new; a call to do the job excellently to which God has called us (~ 1 1/2 hours)

Pick Ruth’s Brain

Question and answer session on any topic or topics; a lot of fun (lasts as long as my brain holds out—usually 2+ hours)

The Do's and Don'ts of Homeschooling - what I wish I'd known - the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeschooling.

Continuing in Excellence - Part 2 of A Call to Excellence - how to continue your walk in the homeschooling world and keep your joy

Homeschooling Through High School - a shortened version of High School and Beyond - encouragement for the long haul

Testing and Writing End of the Year Reports

What do you do with the results? How to you interpret them? How do you use them to help you in planning? How do you write those reports? Who sees them? (~1 1/2 hours)

Accreditation: Is it Really Necessary? - there is so much confusion and misinformation about this topic. Ruth sets the record straight with up to date information about this hot issue.

Homeschool Humility - Are your kids being good witnesses of homeschooling? A reality check on how we are mentoring our kids.

Choosing Curriculum

Practical insights on choosing curriculum; learning styles; how to adapt the curriculum you already have to your child (~2 hours)

Shopping for Curriculum

How to shop at exhibit halls; questions for vendors; determining suitability of curriculum; what materials you REALLY need! (~1 1/2 hours)

Setting Goals and Planning

Very practical ways of writing and using lesson plans; long and short-term goals; How much to assign? Multi-level teaching; homework?? (~2 hours

Starting Well So That You Finish Well - just what it says - encouragement