• Speakers generally love answering questions after the workshop is over—follow the speaker to his or her booth. Speakers tend to be approachable and knowledgeable.

  • Dear friends, I encourage you to go to a convention near you. The time to recharge, the motivational talks, the vendor hall bargains, and the opportunity to learn new teaching skills—there’s something there for everyone. If you are prepared and willing to learn, a convention is like going to a Master Class in homeschooling. Go, discover, renew, and rejoice that we live in a time and place where we have such fabulous opportunities!

    Published May 27, 2009


    Maggie and Bob Hogan live in Dover, Delaware, where they began homeschooling in 1991. She’s a nationally known speaker and co-author of The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide, Young Scholar’s Guide to Classical Composers, and other resource books. The Hogans also own Bright Ideas Press and are publishers of the all-new Illuminations curriculum, as well as the award-winning The Mystery of History series. When not reading or writing, Maggie can be found drooling over travel brochures. www.BrightIdeasPress.com

    Copyright 2008. Originally appeared in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Winter 2008/09.
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