The Principal – Teacher Principle by Davis and Rachael Carman
Husband, father, principal. Wife, mother, teacher. How can a couple manage all their roles and responsibilities when homeschooling? In this talk, Davis and Rachael Carman present some practical ways that a husband and wife can work together when they are also the principal and teacher of a homeschool. With prayer and principles, the marriage relationship can grow stronger, and the vision of parenting can be more exciting than ever before.
A.P.P.L.E.S. for the Teacher by Davis Carman
The gift of a fresh, shiny apple still represents respect and gratitude toward a teacher. Why should it be any different for homeschool moms? They typically carry the lion’s share of the homeschool workload. To help them avoid burnout, a husband needs to help his wife avoid bearing 100% of the homeschool responsibility. Your wife needs to hear “thank you” in many different ways and know for sure that you are involved. In this session, Davis Carman gives real and practical ideas for supporting your wife in the homeschooling journey.
Family: Our Best Apologia Ever by Davis Carman
Apologia is a Greek word meaning “defend the faith.” In a society saturated with an anti-God and relative-truth perspective, students need to be taught from a biblical worldview. Statistics show that a very small percentage of professing believers have a worldview consistent with basic Christian doctrines. The Internet, movies, music, books, and other media heavily influence the thoughts, beliefs, and corresponding actions of young people. How can homeschooling parents help their children stand firm and be less vulnerable to modern-day lies? Certainly one solution can be the use of good books and curricula, including creation-based science curricula. The best way is by example in the context of family. Davis Carman explains how raising children in a family setting where Christ is worshipped and the Word of God is the primary text can fulfill the great commission and result in generational faithfulness. Family is truly our best defense of the Christian faith.
H.E.A.R.T. Exam for Homeschool Dads by Davis Carman
Tests and exams are a typical part of school, even homeschools. In this session, Davis Carman helps homeschool dads take an exam—a spiritual exam of the heart. He uses the word H.E.A.R.T. as an acronym to display truths found in the book of Malachi, which deals with very real heart issues. The topics covered by “Dr. Malachi” include relationships with both God and family. The goal is to discover the practical and faithful steps a father can take in the journey toward turning his heart to his children.