Michael Donnelly, JD
Home School Legal Defense AssociationHSLDA.org
Mike is an HSLDA Senior Counsel and Director of Global Outreach. He also serves as HSLDA’s staff attorney for seven states, including Colorado, and he coordinates HSLDA’s support of homeschooling freedom around the world. He is also an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College. Mike’s previous experience includes combat service as a United States Army cavalry officer, private legal practice, and founding a nationally ranked Internet marketing firm. He holds a juris doctorate with honors from the Boston University School of Law and is a member of six federal and state bars.
Grades and Graduation: Do These Belong in a Homeschool?
(Homeschool How To)
Grades and graduation may be part of school, but should they be part of your homeschool?
Are we limiting ourselves by thinking in these terms? Should we care about grades in a classroom of one? Or is there another way to think about academic, spiritual, and emotional progress? In this talk, Mike explores the freedom and flexibility homeschooling offers you and your children.
Juggling on a Tightrope
Today’s father spends his precious few waking hours going in countless directions to address seemingly great needs—not least of which is his family. Our children have only one earthly father and our wives but one husband. How can we best invest our most precious resource: time? Where should we be investing it for eternal value? How can we properly lead our families and serve God in an increasingly demanding and busy world of sports, music, drama, church, school, support groups, and extended family responsibilities? How can we know when to say yes—and more important, when to say no? Must we choose between competing priorities to be effective stewards? Come hear thoughts on answering these questions from Mike as he shares insights gained from his experiences as a father of seven and as an army officer, entrepreneur, company executive, and attorney for Home School Legal Defense Association.