10 Reasons to Go to Teach Them Diligently Nashville 2013

10 Reasons YOU should be in Nashville for Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention.

10 Reasons to Go to Teach Them Diligently Nashville

1. I will start with this one: I will be there. I just convinced you, didn’t I?

2. The heart of Teach Them Diligently is discipleship. Discipling our children for Jesus Christ. Academics are secondary. The focus that Christ is first is one that we would all do well to remember. I struggle to focus on that when my kids aren’t doing as well as they “should be”. Heck, I struggle to remember that when I don’t measure up to my standards. Christ = first.

3. Connect with other like-minded families. Homeschooling isn’t the norm in this country, we are the odd-man-out by default. I am blessed to have a homeschool community to connect with locally, but I know this isn’t the case for everyone. Community is important.

4. Be encouraged. Speakers, vendors, and even other attendees can provide encouragement for your weary self. Come be encouraged that you CAN, in fact, do this. Sometimes the end of the homeschool year leaves us dried up, feeling like we have nothing left to give. Or that we’ve hit a brick wall. Come, be encouraged!

5. Find solutions. No home school is perfect. Every teacher, student, and family has problems that need solving. Teach Them Diligently is not just about finding a better-for-your-student curriculum, though you can certainly do that. You can also hear godly advice on raising your children, solving discipline issues, and saving money on your groceries.

6. The speakers. Some of these speakers are like the rock stars of the homeschool world. My kids were more excited to meet Dr. Jobe Martin this past April than if he was Justin Bieber. Dr. Martin isn’t going to be in Nashville, but Ken Ham, Debra Bell (you may remember how much I loved her planner…), Clay and Sally Clarkson, Heidi St. John, and Crystal Paine are!

7. Vendors. It is amazing to talk with the creators of homeschool products. You get to know things like why they chose a specific resource, how the program works (or doesn’t) with multiple learning styles, and how the curriculum works (or doesn’t) for teaching multiple grade levels.

8. The venue: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Seriously, check that place out.

9. Be blessed. After Spartanburg closed at the beginning of May, the one word that kept creeping into blog posts and Facebook conversations was blessed. Read Rebecca’s post and you will see what I mean.

10. Did I mention I will be there? Oh, I did, well then let me tell you about all the awesome bloggers that I know are going to be there…tomorrow.

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  1. Blessed – yes, very blessed!


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