Shaping Homeschool Students Into High Performers

Devotion for February 2017 Have you ever heard of the Rosenthal-Jacobson study? It was an experiment conducted in the 1960s in which teachers at a California elementary school were given the names of students who were “intellectual bloomers” or above-average learners. But in reality, those students were chosen at random. Nevertheless, when all students at…

Interview with Latonya Moore

Ages of Children: 9 and 12 Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? We made the decision to homeschool when our oldest daughter was four years old.  I had just finished my Elementary Education degree and was co-teaching a summer school class for ingoing kindergarteners.  I remember listening to a speaker at…

Interview with Tanisha Armstrong

Age: 44 Ages of Children: 3 homeschoolers (ages 8, 10 and 14) and 2 adults Location: Salisbury, Maryland Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? Public school was not giving them the freedom to do what they love, class sizes were too large, what they were learning wasn’t what we felt was…

Interview with Judah World Academy of Excellence – Tamara Williams

Age: 42 Ages/Grades of Children: 22, 20 (Duke University Jr.), 18, 16, 14, 6 & 6 (twins), 4 & 3 yrs. (Grades: College – Pre-k) Location: Texas Motto: Faith and Family—Failure is not an option. Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? Homeschooling has always been my calling since God blessed me…

Interview with Kevin and Ta’Neisha Kemp

Ages: 34 & 34 Ages/Grades of Children: 8/3rd, 2/Preschool, 18 months Location: Texas Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? Homeschooling was placed on my heart in 2012 while researching the public education system and trying to choose the school where our oldest would attend kindergarten.  I mentioned it to my husband…

Interview with Andre & Nika Meeks

Ages: 36 & 34 Ages of Children : 11 & 7 Occupation: Small Business Owners Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? We decided to homeschool our children for numerous reasons but the main reasons were that we weren’t satisfied with the private school education they were receiving. Teachers spent more time…

Interview with Esther Gaines

Age: 32Ages/Grades of Children: 6 (1st grade), 4 (pre-k), 23 monthsLocation: North Carolina Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?  In 2014, being due with our second child and praying ALOT, my husband and I decided to walk by faith – I would quit teaching for the public school system and stay…

Interview with Kristine Sapin

Age: 32 Ages of Children: 6yrs old and 2yrs old Location: Philippines Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? When our first born was about to enter pre-school, he had a trial run at a traditional school. However, my husband and I believed that our children could have better learning opportunities and…

Interview with Kelly Rummel

Age: 36Ages/Grades of Children:10yo son (5th grade),8yo son (3rd grade),2yo daughterLocation: Michigan Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?  Homeschooling was never anything on our radar. My husband and I are both public school teachers so sending our children to school was always “the plan,” but sometimes God messes with your plans.

Interview with Karen Childress

Age: 54Ages of Children: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30Location: North Texas Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? We decided to homeschool when our first-born was about 9 months old. That was when we first heard about homeschooling and felt God was calling us to educate our children at home.