Tricia discovered her love of teaching when she volunteered and mentored students in the youth group at her local church. Her desire to inspire continued when she worked for a foreign exchange program supervising students from around the world. She redirected her energy to her first ministry, her family, and began homeschooling her children. She has also taught at her local co-op. In 2015, Tricia was able to bring worldview training into the classroom for Apologia Online Academy. Tricia resides in Florida with her husband, two daughters, and their puppy. She enjoys reading, glamping, blogging, and is a self-professed coffee addict.
Homeschooling Produces Perfect Children ... Right? Wrong
There are no “perfect children,” so how do imperfect people train and equip little imperfect people? Is there a “right” way that will produce that “perfect” child? Let’s first understand that there are no perfect children and no perfect method. Instead, there is a perfect Father who gave us the perfect instruction manual complete with His desire for all of His children — that the world will know us by our fruit. Therefore, let us cultivate the soil and plant children who will remain rooted and grounded in Him. Tricia Powell is a retired homeschool mom, who loves all things Narnia. She will take you into the wardrobe to explore lessons she gleaned from reading one of her favorite Christian allegories.
Working & Homeschooling — How to Manage Both & Trust God With the Results
Do you struggle with the thought of homeschooling if you work? Do you think you will do your child a disservice to work while homeschooling your children? Do you know how much education actually occurs in an institutionalized setting that has time parameters to serve a system, instead of serving a student? In this session, Tricia shares her experiences as a homeschool mom who also worked. You will be reassured that both can be managed well and you’ll be encouraged to trust God with the end results.
Homeschool as a Lifestyle, Not an Assignment
So, you have a home, a family, a job, and you homeschool. WHAT? Help! Tricia has experienced and lived through this scenario. Over time, she has learned to avoid compartmentalizing each role and instead approach life as a cohesive whole. She fully embraced the homeschool lifestyle while also managing her home, working, and directing her children’s education — trusting God’s grace for sufficiency. She learned that homeschooling is to be lived and enjoyed, it’s not a boring assignment.
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