TMH Conference 2015


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Guest Speakers

Five Things Every Homeschooling Parent Should Know
Making the leap to homeschool is a big decision.  It conjures excitement about the potential and anxieties about the realities.  Whether you are new to homeschooling or a veteran, the”5 things” that will be discussed in this talk will serve as both inspiration and a point of reflection on what we need to be constantly conscious of when taking on the responsibility of educating at home.

Discussing the New Health Curriculum
Farrah Marfatia is the principal of Maingate Islamic Academy, and the author of, “How to Talk to your Muslim Child: About Topics in the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Health Education Curriculum”. She has taken on the ownership of educating families about the New Health Curriculum being implemented in September. She will discuss the plans of the education system, what children will be exposed to this academic year, and the challenges facing the Muslim community.

Why would anyone homeschool through high school and how in the world would they do it? What Does the Research Say About Homeschooling?
Paul Faris, a lawyer and the director of HSLDA and will be available all day to answer any legality questions regarding homeschooling.

Homeschooling: Overcoming the fears & Challenges
Living in a society where homeschooling is not the norm, there are fears to overcome and challenges along the way that Elizabeth Y. Hanson, a veteran homeschooler, will discuss and provide solutions for. There will be ample time for questions and answers too. (Also touching on: why school is not an option and the need to understand this if you are going to succeed in homeschooling)