~* TO *~
~* BARB (and Dave) SHELTON *~
(Barb and Dave on her 50th birthday, July 2003)
to Areas of this page:
WHAT IS THIS?
You are warmly invited to join us for "A Day of Refreshing, Re-Focusing & Equipping with Barb Shelton." The event will begin with a general session called "The Heart of True Education" on Friday evening, which husbands AND wives will hopefully attend as it presents the heart of Barb's message, and Dad can thus be aware of what this is all about.
she goes far beyond the "why's" and also gives many many
helpful, practical, rubber-meets-the-road tools that you can begin using
now, but mostly your thinking and the way you approach homeschooling
will be transformed. This, in turn, will begin freeing you up in
ways you never thought possible ~ or never even wanted to be free
in, but will now see quite differently!
~* WHEN *~
Friday; July 16
7:00pm ~ 9:00pm
are encouraged to come with
their wives this evening!
Saturday; July 17
(Get checked-in and settled at 9am; 9:30 is when first session starts.)
for homeschooling moms,
but Dads are welcome
(See Agenda below)
~* WHERE *~
Calvary Bible Church
855 S. Drake Rd.
click on the stoplight:
(Me in my kitchen!)
Barb Shelton is the author of eight books for homeschoolers including "Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la" and the Homeschool Guide-a-log.
Barb's heart is to inspire parents to pursue God's unique plan for the education of their children, to listen to God's voice amid the many loud voices of the world. And she offers much practical help in doing so. You'll be challenged, irritated, and moved to laugh, cry, think and re-think your views about education, and best of all, get set free ~ or freer ~ in the Lord!
(To find out more about Barb than you ever wanted to know,
just click on the above photo.)
WHO'S THIS FOR?
Most of this seminar is for all homeschoolers, no matter what the ages of their children. Other parts are just for those approaching or IN the high school years (or those who'd like their fears alleviated NOW), and then yet another portion is for those with children ages 12 and under.
The difficult thing about describing this seminar is that it is multi-faceted, several different topics and focuses for different homeschoolers, depending on the ages of their children. Much of it would certainly be beneficial for all, but someone with a five-year-old does not need the "nuts and bolts" of high school planning at this point.
Therefore, it is important that each one considering coming carefully study the Agenda below, and prayerfully make a decision based on not only where you're at now, but where you're headed within the next two years or so.
Here's a breakdown of which sessions are for which age groups:
"High School Organizing, Record-Keeping & Frameworks"
"Creating High School
"Preparing Heart 'n' Soul 'n' Guts NOW to Homeschool to the END!"
"Hearing God 101; Homeschooling MOM first!"
"A Season of Re-education for Mom (and
"Flexible Organizing & Record-Keeping for Tots~'Tweens"
("Tweens" are "in beTWEEN" tots and teens!!!)
"Real-Life Learning Ideas, Tools 'n' Tips."
As a general guideline, my suggestion is that if you have children in the younger age group ~ 12 and under ~ and also children within two years of being in high school, you would want to attend ALL of this.
See directly below Agenda for specific suggested times to come if you do not have children in both age groups, but only in one or the other.
heart of your
7:00 - Welcome and Introductions
7:15~8:20pm - The Heart of True Education
("Redeemed" just happens
to be the theme of our LIFE!!!!)
[11:30 - This is the point at which I suggest those with children age 12 and
under (and no high schoolers) join us for the remainder of the seminar.]
First 20 min.
(1 hr. total)
I deal with the many fears people
have of homeschooling to the end, all the way through to GRADUATION, but
99% of what I cover in this
workshop is for everyone. It's just that most people are still dealing with it at the high school level ~ and either dreading high school or
simply deciding NOT to do it ~ because they never face or deal with these fears! One gal told me her oldest was only
nine years old, "...but I have read your whole book and want you to know that I am SO glad I did!!! Now my fears are almost totally GONE and I am actually LOOKING FORWARD to high school!" So they are doing themselves a HUGE favor by coming to this one!
It's not even a bit overwhelming. You will actually be better prepared to homeschool
your younger children, and will approach the high school years without the same
nagging fears most everyone else has! Plus you will start having more enjoyment of it!
I know a horrible panicky feeling used to shoot through my guts every time I thought of "HIGH SCHOOL"!!!
(Thus the word "guts" in the title of the workshop.) The first two high school seminars of the
day probably would be overwhelming for those with younger
children and no high schoolers, but NOT this one!
(1 hour total)
4:00 - Flexible Organizing & Record-Keeping for Tots ~ 'Tweens* (45 min.)
So if you have children in JUST the "older children" category,
you would come from 9:30am (check-in and get settled are at 9am) until 3:50.
If you have children in JUST the "younger children" category,
you would come from 11:45am until the end.
*"Tweens" are "in beTWEEN" tiny tots and teens! ;-D )
and you will get
not just one,
but TWO benefits!:
1) $10 off the price of the registration
(Making it $30/individual instead of $40)
2) A FREE AUDIO TAPE (+ Handout )
"God vs. Caesar: Who Gets What?
Conviction vs. Preference."
($6.00 value! -- Pick up tape at seminar.)
HOW TO GET
If you'd like to help spread the word on
this conference, we just happen to have one all made up!
It is in THREE versions, depending on your
Click here for a flyer that was created in MS Word. (.doc file)
Click here for the same flyer in "Rich Text Format." (.rtf file)
(for those who do not have "MS Word")
FOR NEWSLETTERS AND
If you'd like all the above info in one place for your publication, here are two options for you. The first one is formatted more appealingly, as for a flyer, webpage, or online newsletter; the second one is box-formatted as for a text-only newspaper.
And here's the simpler
box-formatted version that's more
appropriate for a newspaper:
HOW TO GET
THE MOST OUT OF THIS
If you have never heard this message before, you will still get plenty out of the seminar. Anyone is welcome to attend! However, if after spending some time at this website (called "Homeschool Oasis") and the Article Chart, you are sensing that this message is for you, and that God has brought you to this place, you will get the absolute MOST out of our time together if you have read whatever books I have written that are for the level you are at, child-wise.
The Homeschool Guide-a-log is for all, no matter what the ages of your children. (If you read everything in my Article Chart, you will get almost everything in the Guide-a-log.) So this book is for everyone.
Then if you have older children, 11 or 12 and up, you will want to get Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la and have read as much of that as possible BEFORE the seminar.
Those with children 12 and under will want to get the Jumpstart Navigator and be as familiar as possible with it.
It is very likely that this is the only time our paths will cross this side of Heaven. I do not do a lot of speaking, and will most likely not be doing another seminar in this area. Therefore it is going to be the most profitable and enjoyable use of YOUR time if you have read as much as possible before the day of the seminar so that you will come prepared to get as much out of me being there in person as possible. If we are only "breaking ground" ~ just becoming familiar with my message ~ you will not get nearly as much out of this as you can.
Many will hear of this seminar later on, as we get closer to the date of the event, and will thus not have as much time to go through my books beforehand, but even a few days of reading will get your mind and heart better prepared to get the most out of this! And if you are really unable to prepare yourself in this way, just come with shock absorbers and be sure to have spent as much time with the Lord so that you are ready for a greater spiritual and mental jolt than you might have had otherwise!
Go to this page, Books by Barb Shelton, for a list of everything I have written, and pray about where the Lord would have you start. Note: You do NOT need to have read everything I have written to be ready for this! Just the ones mentioned above will be plenty! I will have all my books for sale at the seminar.
~* HOTEL *~
Mary Jane Pryor
(sister of Sally Sohlden,
the Conference Coordinator)
Calvary Bible Church
855 S. Drake Rd.
Click on the stop light above
to go to the Directions.
POLICY ON CHILDREN
(NOT BEING) AT THE SEMINAR
We realize this is a sensitive subject
for some, especially since homeschooling IS
all about children!
So we ask that you carefully
and prayerfully read this to see how we have
decided to handle this matter.
It is very important
that you read this before coming
to the seminar!
Many of us have been to meetings where children ~ darling and innocent, but distracting ~ have kept those present from fully being able to enjoy and get the most out of the meeting. We who are planning this event for you have NO desire to be offensive or hurtful to anyone, but in order to provide a seminar that is refreshing to the group as a whole, and one that makes teaching the seminar as easy as possible for Barb, we need to let our attendees know that, except for nursing babies ~ six months and under ~ that are still young enough to be quiet and not distracting, you will need to work out other arrangements for your children while you attend this seminar.
if a baby is being at all distracting to others (even if they are
smiling), we expect the parent to be considerate enough to promptly remove the child from the room.
This is not all in my mind; many other moms have shared the same sentiments with me. In fact, here is what one mom shared with me:
(If you are offended by or disagree with the above,
please click on the smiling face for further explanation of my
views and my heart on this matter.)
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You are at
While here at our website,
you'll want to be sure to check out
Article Chart (120+ articles!)
This is our "Grand Central Station"
where you can see what all we have to
offer here at this web site!
I got the sunny background and glass of lemonade at:
...the blinking stoplight, the typing lady, and
the animated clock at:
...the tiny polka-dotted hearts, 9-patch heart at:
...the big, round blinking
smiley face at:
the little blue, gold and green dots at:
...and the row of teacups, the two-bear tea party, mommy, baby and little girl, all bears, boy with a crayon at:
(The rest I don't know the sources of as I got them before I knew what I was doing. If you know, please tell me!)
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