Dianne McLean

Dianne’s Homeschool Story

Nicholeen Peck

Dianne McLean

Dianne has been homeschooling since 2003, has worked with thousands of homeschoolers and hundreds of homeschool group leaders, and participated in issues which affect the homeschool community as a whole. She specializes in working with middle to high school level groups to help prepare for college entry and is familiar with the latest developments affecting future college students. She directs a national support organization, Home Education Council of America (hecoa.com), where she leads online seminars and webinars in an innovative online setting to offer live conferences no matter where you are in the world.

Making History Relative

(spiritual version)

How do you make history more exciting and real for your children? Talk about people who they can connect to! Most history curricula follows the empirical, traditional method of short-listing dates, places, and names of prominent dead people who aren’t very interesting to kids. Neil L. Anderson put forth a challenge for youth to “prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple, and help someone else to do the same.” (#templechallenge) He was speaking of doing your own ancestral and temple work, and with this comes an amazing opportunity for homeschoolers to incorporate stories ​ and timelines from your own family genealogy to change your child’s entire perception of history. I will show you how to actually homeschool using genealogy as your history curriculum – even into all the disciplines of math, language arts, science, social studies, and more.

Teaching Spanish using the Book of Mormon

Learn Spanish with the Book of Mormon and other simple tools.

Tresta Neil

Tresta’s Homeschool Story

Tresta Neil

As a child Tresta believed the words “you’re stupid” and when she barely graduated High School she thought she had her proof. After graduating college with two degrees she still felt unintelligent. When her husband asked her to homeschool their four small children she panicked, how could she teach them?  ​what if it wasn’t enough? she could ruin them! She found a wonderful mentor to guide her. She spent the next several years in a small basement apartment hiding from the world and teaching her children in secret. During that time she discovered how to learn and how to make connections between the mind and the heart by focusing on Christ and His language of symbolism.  Come, learn to connect more deeply with God, recognize your intelligence and experience the joy of seeing the light of understanding move from your children’s mind to their heart.

Tresta is the co-creator of Keystone Education and co-directs the Called to Learn Conference with her amazing husband, Thom. She is the author of “God Saw That It Was Good,” “The Theology Tree” and “The Key Pattern of Learning.” She is a sought after speaker, teaches online classes and mentors as her mentor taught her on life skills, family relationships, systems and homeschooling.

The Effects of Hebrew Principles

Greek and Hebrew methodologies are buzz words within the education and political world lately. The United States was founded on Greek language, Roman laws and Hebrew religion. When we took the Bible out of schools our education philosophy changed from Hebrew based to Greek based methods. Others can tell you the exact history, how it happened and the results. I want to show you the difference between the two methods and give you practical ways to return to our roots by using the Hebrew method.

God is in Charge

“I want out!” was Tresta’s reaction to being a young mother and her husbands request to homeschool. Learn the five ways she discovered that made all the difference. Learn how keeping a record of what they did in homeschooling becomes a book of remembrance and great joy to yourself and your children.  Learn some specific words and practices to help strengthen your relationships and to help you remember that God can make your homeschool experience better than you can.

Math Myths

Math is a testimony that God is trustworthy. We count on the answers to math problems to always be the same. Mankind changes the signs and symbols of math, but God holds it all together and keeps it constant. We can rely on him. Remember every time you do a math problem it is a testimony that God can be trusted. 🙂

Celestial Learning

Called to Learn’s Throughline

  • Learn how to learn
  • Learn how to love learning
  • Learning takes Change

Increase in Learning, “Each member bears the responsibility to learn…live and become.” there are three Levels of Performance. What level of learn are you at currently?

Energize Your Education

Ideas for Teaching Principles

Have you ever wondered how to teach principles more effectively to your children? Here are some practical ways to teach them. They can be as simple as looking at a picture and having a conversation. Join Tresta as she sits down with Michelle and shares ideas together on creating a principle rich environment.

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