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    Webinar Event, Part 2: Choosing a Post Secondary Option and Live Panel with Recent Homeschool Graduates

    We had a fantastic time last night hearing from experienced homeschool veterans about how they successfully got their students enrolled in a plethora of post-secondary options. Check out this recording of our webinar if you missed it live. Whether you’re looking into CÉGEP or university, we explore various facets of the decision making process and how to plan ahead to make applying even easier. Please contact us at info@foundationsandfutures.com with ideas for future webinar events.

  • Classical Education,  Webinars

    Webinar Event Recording

    Last night we hosted our first webinar event. The recording is available here for those who weren’t able to attend. What a delight it was to get to know some of you and hear your questions and comments on classical education, home education, and completing high school with options! Join us tonight, June 1st, at 7pm EST for information on applying to university as a homeschooler and a panel discussion with recent graduates who have done just that! It’s not too late to register here to get the link to tonight’s meeting.

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    Spotlight: Classical Conversations

    Classical conversations is program that supports homeschooling parents looking to implement a classical education for their children. If you are in the greater Ottawa area, there is a classical conversations group in their second year that is growing and looking for new members. Reaching out for the support of like-minded educators is such an encouragement as we homeschool our children. You can see more information here.  

  • Extracurricular Activities,  Spotlight

    Spotlight: Stonehaven Music and Drama Club

    Stonehaven Music and Drama Club is an exceptional youth theater group that consistently puts on spectacular shows. This year, they’re highlighting the story of Martin Luther. Many of the students involved are homeschooled, and all are hardworking and talented! For youth age 12 and up, the Stonehaven Drama and Music club provides camaraderie and fellowship while building music and drama skills, teamwork, and discipline. All are invited to attend this year’s showing of “The Perfect Storm: The Luther Legacy.” Tickets are 7$ or 25$ per family, and there are three different locations for performances between May 17th and May 20th. Hope to see you there!

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    Spotlight: Or8 Youth Leadership Program

    From time to time, we’ll highlight exceptional educational opportunities that we hope will be of use to you. Here’s one we think you ought to know about:  “The Youth Leadership Program at the Hudson Youth Centre is a multifaceted and progressive coaching program. It is an eight week program where we boost the leadership, creative and entrepreneurial potential of the youth leaders participating. We are in this together! We need group of like-minded individuals to become a team and support one another throughout the program. At the same time coaching and mentoring will be provided to ensure success. Some of the things that will be learnt include teamwork and leadership,…

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    Classical Education

    Classical Education, Part 1: Foundations

    Begin at the Beginning: The Classical Approach   “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato Toddlers are excellent at grammar. Case in point: my three-year-old was helping me fold laundry this morning, and told me that I was folding her shirt wrong; her babysitter “dooz it like THIS!” Sure, she was wrong — both about the proper way to fold a tee shirt and about how to pronounce “does” — but she was identifying and applying a rule of grammar more accurately than most high school graduates can: the third person singular form of a verb in the present tense is formed by adding -s…

  • Docendo Discimus,  Literature

    Docendo Discimus – Sabbath Rest

    Docendo discimus is Latin for “In teaching, we learn.” I often think I’ve learned more as a teacher than I ever did as a student. I’ll occasionally share reflections on those “learning moments” here on the Foundations and Futures blog.  One of my high school classes is studying George Herbert’s poetry right now. George Herbert was a 17th century scholar and pastor, who also wrote poetry now classified as “metaphysical.” That is, Herbert’s poetry and that of the other metaphysical poets (most notably, John Donne) deals primarily with matters pertaining to the soul. Paradoxically, these sometimes intimidating poets tackled their metaphysical subject matter through the humblest and most mundane of…

  • Webinars

    Upcoming Webinar Series

    Can you homeschool through high school? Can homeschooled students apply to universities and CEGEPs? What options are available for accredited diplomas? How early do I need to start worrying about these questions? Focusing on the specific needs of Ontario and Quebec homeschooled students, join seasoned homeschool educators for a two-part webinar series that aims to support you as you explore the options open to your students. Cost: FREE! Click here to register. You will receive a link to the webinar location the week before the event. Foundations and Futures Flyer