Kathy Kuhl’s workshops for 2015-6HSHSseminar

First, for a general audience:

Raising Never-Give-Up Kids
Is your child tired of struggling with academic work? How do you help your child keep going? Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her son, who has extensive learning and attention problems, for grades 4-12. She shares lessons learned, victories won, and principles to develop character and help your child press on.

Staying Sane: Balancing Your Priorities
Is your homeschool in a rut? Getting less done without knowing why? Losing the joy of learning? Veteran homeschooling mom Kathy Kuhl shares common sense Biblical strategies to take care of yourself, be a better teacher, parent, and spouse, and have a happier, healthier family.

On How to Help Struggling Learners:

Helping Teens Overcome Learning Challenges
Is high school at home only for overachievers? Can you homeschool the teen who has trouble reading, writing, focusing, or organizing, or who has other challenges? Veteran homeschooler Kathy Kuhl discusses teaching high school when the teen cannot learn from a book, as well as teaching life skills, social skills, social life, and resources to prepare your young person for life after graduation.

When Math Doesn’t Come Easily
How do you teach math effectively to a child with learning challenges? How do you bear tackling math facts again? How do you move beyond the times tables when your child has not mastered them? What are your options for high school math? Veteran homeschooler and math teacher Kathy Kuhl discusses working with children with difficulties in math, and shares strategies you can incorporate into any math curriculum.

The math talk can be split and expanded many ways, for example:

  • When Arithmetic Doesn’t Come Easily
    How do you teach basic math concepts effectively to a child with learning challenges? How do help your child master math facts and move beyond? What to do when it’s here today and gone tomorrow? Veteran homeschooler and math teacher Kathy Kuhl discusses working with children with difficulties in math, and shares strategies you can incorporate into any math curriculum.
  • When Fractions, Algebra, or Division Don’t Come Easily
    How do you teach math to a child with learning challenges? How do you help them keep going when they can’t remember what they mastered last month? What are your options for high school? Veteran homeschooler and math teacher Kathy Kuhl discusses math difficulties, and demonstrates strategies you can incorporate into any math curriculum to help a child with fractions, basic algebra, and higher level math.
    OR, for another example:
  • When Algebra and Negative Numbers Don’t Come Easily
    Baffled by binomials? Have negative feelings about integers? Using Orton-Gillingham principles and fun, hands-on techniques, veteran homeschooler and math teacher Kathy Kuhl shows you better ways to teach abstract concepts so that they stick.

**If you choose the arithmetic and algebra workshops, they can be given in any order, but be sure to specify which topics you want.

When Writing Doesn’t Come Easily
Does your child struggle to write, to form letters or to compose a clear paragraph or essay? Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her dysgraphic son for grades 4-12; later he earned A’s in college screenwriting classes.. Learn causes of writing problems, handwriting tips, and accommodations for handwriting problems. Find out how to develop a good writer, improve spelling and vocabulary, and teach composition more effectively.

The above writing talk can be split into two parts, as  shown below. These two should not be chosen with the general one listed above. The order they are scheduled does not matter:

  • When Handwriting & Spelling Don’t Come Easily
    Hand-wringing about handwriting? Is spelling an impossible dream? Kuhl homeschooled her dysgraphic son for grades 4-12, he learned to love writing stories. Learn causes of writing problems, handwriting tips, and accommodations for handwriting problems. Find out how to develop a good writer and improve spelling and vocabulary.
  • When Grammar & Composition Don’t Come Easily
    Does your child struggle a clear sentence, paragraph, or essay? Find out how to develop a better writer, strengthen weak organization, editing, and grammar skills, make accommodations for learning challenges, and teach composition more effectively.

Homeschooling a Child with Learning Challenges
How do you prepare to homeschool a child who has difficulty learning and paying attention? Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Whether you are new to homeschooling or not, this will help you help a child with learning problems.

[Above is an overview, which can be split in two. If split, “Understanding” should be before “Teaching.”]

  • Understanding your Child’s Learning Challenges
    To teach a child who has difficulty learning, you have to learn how they learn, and what makes learning hard. What kinds of help are available? Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Whether you are new to homeschooling or not, this will help you help a child with learning problems.
  • Teaching Children with Learning Challenges
    Your child has many needs—how do you decide where to begin and establish clear goals? How will you tell when you’ve reached them? Learn how to work around areas of weakness, how to strengthen them, and how to adapt curriculum. Hear tips on how to keep going, and to help your child keep going.

Summary

The workshops stand alone. You may request any parts or the combined versions, which are marked below with an asterisk.

The only workshops where sequence matters is that “Understanding Your Child’s Learning Challenges” should be given before “Teaching Children with Learning Challenges,” if you chose to have both talks presented.

1. “When Math Doesn’t Come Easily”* can be divided into two parts: “When Arithmetic Doesn’t Come Easily” and “When Fractions, Division, or Algebra Don’t Come Easily.”

2. “When Writing Doesn’t Come Easily”* can be divided into “When Handwriting and Spelling Don’t Come Easily” and “When Grammar and Composition Don’t Come Easily.”

3. “Homeschooling a Child with Learning Challenges”* can be split into “Understanding Your Child’s Learning Challenges” and “Teaching Children with Learning Challenges.”