by Mary Ann Eagleson
The National Alliance for Christian Home Education Leadership (NACHEL- referred to as the Alliance) is a non-profit group that supports leaders serving leaders in the homeschooling community. Ten years ago it assumed its present name. The individuals associated with this group have met for over twenty years at an annual conference to share their expertise and insight on conducting homeschool conferences, running state organizations, and discussing the many issues homeschoolers face year round.
by Susan K. Stewart
Some homeschoolers attend a conference solely to buy curriculum in the exhibit hall. The exhibit hall can daze even a veteran convention goer. There are so many bright and shiny new items for sale every year. So it is necessary to enter with a battle plan.
A shopping list is an absolute must. Know in advance what you need to purchase for the upcoming year. Usually the major publishers and sellers return each year. By using last year’s catalogs, you can plan your purchases and their cost (add about 10 percent to last year’s prices).
by Mbuyi and Mong-Tham Khuzadi
I wanted to take a moment to talk with you about some activities in the homeschooling world that may affect your long-term ability to homeschool.
As you know, homeschooling is a growing phenomenon throughout the United States. Parents everywhere are turning to the option they have to home educate and disciple their children in safety, love, and with the values they believe in. This is good for us as a community and each of the children individually.
I think each of us can come up with not just a few reasons to skip this year’s homeschool convention. In fact, some of you may already have your list in your head. Before succombing to the “why nots,” consider some of the “whys.”