Author, Speaker, Coach

Judy Sarden is your source for educational, parenting and homeschoooling information.

2020 Speaking Engagements

Prior Speaking Engagements

Great Homeschool Conventions - Greenville, SC

Great Homeschool Conventions - Jacksonville, FL

Great Homeschool Conventions - St. Louis, MO

Great Homeschool Conventions - Ontario CA

Great Homeschool Conventions - Cincinnati, OH

Great Homeschool Conventions - Dallas, TX

Epic Homeschool Network - Atlanta, GA

 

Downloads

  • Practical, concise resource that tells you exactly what you need to know to get up and running quickly and have a successful homeschool.

  • More than just a reading of my How to Start Homeschooling book, the audio book includes over 5 hours of additional advice and examples, along with a reading of the book.  

  • Move your child beyond the rote memorization and testing culture of schools and help them develop the habit of using critical thinking skills.  Critical thinking skills are vital to success on the ACT, SAT and college performance. Give your child a leg up now!

  • Curious about homeschooling? This webinar will answer some of your questions and help you determine whether homeschooling is a good fit for your family.

  • Don't let your kids finish school without learning how to take care of themselves.  Teach them the life skills they'll need to live on their own. 


Videos

YOU DONT NEED A TEACHING DEGREE TO HOMESCHOOL YOUR CHILDREN

 

Are you thinking of homeschooling but you don’t think you’re qualified to do it? Or are you concerned that you’re going to miss teaching your kid that one thing that is going to ruin their education? Maybe you really want to homeschool but those close to you aren’t being supportive. Believe or not, these are things that veteran homeschooling parents deal with all the time.  No matter how long you’ve been homeschooling, doubt and worry will creep in. In this episode, I talk with Mary Jo Dean, Co-Founder of Great Homeschool Conventions, and veteran homeschooling mom of 3 adult children.  Whether you are new to homeschooling or have been homeschooling for years, Mary Jo’s words of wisdom and encouragement will both inspire and motivate you to follow your heart and continue on your homeschooling journey.

WHY BLACK CHILDREN SHOULD BE HOMESCHOOLED

 

Everywhere you look, you can find reports about how Black children suffer from the achievement gap. These pervasive reports lead to an overall expectation, that turns into a latent bias, that all  black kids are low achievers. At some point, the latent bias can turn into an active bias. But whether the bias is latent or not, teachers who hold these biases will always expect less from Black children. And unfortunately, most educators hold these biases.

 

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BEAST ACADEMY

 

While my son was in second semester 4th grade, I ordered the level 3 Beast Academy books since they recommend you order a year behind.  The books arrived and I knew that I had found what I was looking for. My son liked them because, well, the Text books are full color comic books.  I LOVED them because I saw that my son would finally be challenged and forced to think.

 

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EVEN OLDER KIDS NEED PLAY AND OUTDOOR TIME

 

Many schools take recess from kids who are having difficulty focusing and sitting still.  This is the exact opposite of what should happen to such kids.  Do I believe that kids should learn to complete work and tasks? Yes.  But I also believe that movement, play and being outdoors MUST be incorporated into the school day. Think of it like this. How many of you enjoy attending meetings?  How long can you sit through a meeting and maintain 100% focus?  How long before you start shifting in your seat, playing with a pen, opening a book, and otherwise employing methods to keep yourself alert (or at least to appear as though you are alert)?

 

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HOW HOMESCHOOLING CAN BE HARD

 

Homeschooling is an awesome way to educate your kids and most days are great. However, some days can be difficult.  Judy gives you the real talk about how, sometimes, homeschooling can be a real challenge.

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