Below is a list of some of my speaking topics. If you wish to have me speak at your event, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 Steps to a Superior Science Education
There is a reason that American school children score at the very bottom on international science assessments. It is the ineffective way in which science is taught in schools. Most of us were subjected to this system and obtained only a cursory understanding of science. As homeschoolers, we have the freedom and opportunity to throw out those unproductive techniques. We can truly impart a deeper knowledge and love for science. Jeannie will share five vital steps, inspired by Charlotte Mason, that will ensure you impart a superior science education. These five steps will not only enrich your homeschool, they will prepare your children for high school and college.
7 Essential Tools for Developing Self Motivated Children
Charlotte Mason inspires us to take a step back and educate our children with purpose and poise. Our children will prosper when we exercise Masterly Inactivity and restrain ourselves from interfering in our child’s learning, thoughts, and play. Jeannie will share the seven elements of Masterly Inactivity that will help you homeschool with excellence.
Notebooking—Creativity with a Purpose
Using student created notebooks in your homeschool encourages an atmosphere of creativity as children essentially produce their own work to display their learning. This workshop explains why and how to use this easy and effective educational approach that replaces workbooks, enhances learning and retention of the subject, and develops a true love for learning. Jeannie Fulbright shares tips and actual demonstrations for replacing workbook assignments with creative ideas for science, history, geography, literature, and more. Examples and visual aids make the information easy to understand and implement in your homeschool.
Encouraging Success in Your Children
We all want our children to lead happy, productive lives. As homeschooling parents, we feel a great burden of responsibility for their future. Ultimately, that future is in God’s hands, and our number one goal should be to steer them into a genuine, vital relationship with the Living God. Yet as the special people to whom God has entrusted these children’s lives, education, and future, we must learn to discern their unique gifting, probable vocation, ministry, and purpose in life. In so doing, we will be equipped to nurture and encourage our children to follow their own path to success—spiritually, emotionally, academically, and vocationally. In this talk, Jeannie Fulbright shares how to create an atmosphere that draws our children’s hearts to God; how to recognize their unique bents, talents, and gifts; and how to pass on a vision for their future and empower them to take responsibility for their walk with God, their education, and their future. She also covers issues of common concern, such as the unmotivated child, the struggling learner, and other issues we may face in our journey to encourage success in our children.
Why Nature Study Matters and How to Make it Awesome
As a foundational Charlotte Mason philosophy, nature study has been shown to trains a child’s power of observation and benefits children both academically and emotionally. In this talk, Jeannie will share the studies that support the need for children to spend time in nature and how you can make it rewarding for the whole family. She will discuss foundational teaching tools, field guide applications, teaching techniques, and how to create nature journals.
College Crash Course
Rumors abound. Some purport that colleges love homeschoolers; others warn that you need to accredit. The truth is, there is a lot of misinformation in the homeschool community. Indeed, going from homeschool to college does involve jumping through hoops. Jeannie Fulbright is here to share what those hoops are. Jeannie homeschooled her oldest child from start to finish, helping her garner early acceptance into the University of Georgia on scholarship, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning her degree in Photo Journalism. She has since helped her two sons through the admissions process. As Jeannie navigated the opens seas of college admissions, she learned what colleges want and how to make a homeschooler an appealing college applicant. From transcripts and portfolios to the application process and everything in between, the earlier you have this information, the easier it will be to sail through the hoops that’ll get your child into their college of choice.
Charlotte Mason: Excellence without Sacrifice
Filled with a strong desire to do the best for their children, many homeschoolers adopt philosophies and techniques that are both burdensome and ineffective, often leaving parents feeling heavy-laden, weary, and discouraged. There is a better way. Jeannie Fulbright shares how using the key tenets of the Charlotte Mason method will enrich and edify your family’s life, enabling you to impart a quality education while relieving burden and burnout. This lively talk is bubbling with truth as Jeannie shares her knowledge, insights, research, support, and personal experiences with the primary concepts taught in Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series.
The 7 E’s for Choosing Curriculum
As an admitted curriculum junkie, Jeannie Fulbright tried every kind of curriculum and method available. Out of this experience, Jeannie has formulated the 7 E’s to help her carefully choose curriculum. In this seminar, she shares her experiences, as well as the conclusions she reached through this process. Following the 7 E’s when choosing curriculum will enable you to enjoy a successful homeschooling year and avoid wasting money on things that won’t work for you. These 7 E’s will ensure your children have curriculum that conforms to your mission and goals and breathes life and ease into your homeschooling journey.
Solving Your Science Struggles
Let’s face it—most people don’t like science. Why is that? It’s likely because of how science was taught to them as children. In this talk, based on years of research, data, and experience, Jeannie Fulbright shares her understanding of how science should be taught to elementary students. You will learn the keys to successfully building a solid foundation of science education, with tips, ideas, and examples for making science come to life for both parents and students.
Methods that Win and Methods that Wipe Out
This workshop uncovers the reasons why we get discouraged as we travel the road of homeschooling. We tie up heavy burdens, place them on our backs, and struggle through each day using overly difficult principles and practices that drag us down. By mid-year, we are so exhausted and depleted that we wonder how we’ll ever get through. Consequently, the joy of following God’s will in homeschooling is missing. This should not be! Jeannie Fulbright explains how many homeschool moms employ philosophies, techniques, and methodologies that consume a great deal of time and energy with little result. She enables you to identify wasteful methods and empowers you with winning methods, including both the latest research in educational methodology as well as time-tested practices that the founders of our country used to achieve an excellent education. She gives practical tips and ideas that will breathe life into your school day, including ideas for organizing your school day, scheduling, and fitting difficult subjects into the week.
Happily Ever After Homeschooling
Most homeschool parents are unprepared for the at moment when they send the last child off to college. During the final senior year, mom is so busy with college visitations, admissions, transcripts, packing, and prepping their last child for the future, they don’t give a thought to their own future. They don’t realize how deafening the quiet can be in their now permanently clean home. Her 18-year career as a home educator is over. She looks around and thinks, “What do I do now?” Just as our financial plan for retirement should happen many years before retirement, so should our life plans for homeschool retirement be considered in advance. In this talk, Jeannie will share how you can transition from your current career as a homeschooler into a fulfilling future as a retired homeschool veteran. Ideas for ways to earn an income and develop a new community will be discussed, along with tips for solidifying your marriage, which may have suffered some neglect along the way.
A Day in the Life of a Charlotte Mason Education
Charlotte Mason tells us, “Let the lessons be of the right sort, and the children will learn them with delight.” Maybe you’ve read her books, or listened to lectures, and you sincerely believe in a Charlotte Mason education. But you still aren’t sure how it looks in practice. Well, it’s much easier to understand how to implement this beautiful way of educating your children by experiencing it yourself. In this talk, Jeannie will take you through a typical Charlotte Mason day, using a sample schedule, real life examples, preferred curriculum choices and even allowing you the opportunity to be the student. By the end, your questions will be answered and you’ll be an expert on the Charlotte Mason method of education.
Help! Video Games Abducted My Child
Video Games. How do we handle this new phenomenon that seems to be hijacking our brightest young minds? Jeannie will share her own experiences, recent research, and true stories to offer solid ideas to help you guide your children through the temptation to overplay video games.
How to Ignite a Love for Learning
The methodologies and practices you can use to impart a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.
The Divine Life of the Child
How to train character and lead your child to walk with God.