MASH 2020 Homeschool Conference – A Day in the Life Of

Ideas for creating structure in your homeschool days

About this Event

What do homeschoolers do all day? Every family has its own rhythm and flow based on their unique circumstances, needs, and priorities. In this session you’ll get a glimpse into how three different families structure their learning and living together.

Panelists: Tim Engbrecht, Kat Funk, & Jennifer Smith

Tim Engbrecht spent ten years as a high school English, History & Psychology teacher in Louis Riel School Division before re-locating to a rural Manitoba homestead in 2011, where he and his partner enjoy homeschooling their two children. He served as the president of the Manitoba Association of Teachers of English, co-founded T.E.L.A (Teachers of English/Language Arts), and has presented workshops on Engagement & Motivation, Reading & Writing Instruction, and Inquiry Learning. Tim has two decades of combined experience working in school-aged daycares, emergency-receiving homes, and foster care. He is a Permaculture Design Consultant, and founded Parkland Permaculture in 2014. When he is not gardening, he offers enthusiastic workshops, consultations, and speaking engagements on Education, Permaculture & Sustainability.

Kathryn Funk Has been homeschooling her 2 children, ages 10 and 14, since the beginning. She began with a nature/Waldorf rhythm style of homeschooling in the early years. Her oldest quickly “schooled” her in the art of interest-led learning as he was relentlessly focused on his passion for history and weaponry. Since witnessing the incredible way both her children learn when supported to fully dive into their interests, they have been self-directed and unschooling ever since. As a single mom, she runs a small herbal business, learning and crafting alongside her children. She loves being in nature and is dedicated to her own deschooling journey. Her most treasured part of homeschooling is the wonderful relationship that she has with her children.

Jennifer Smith is a heart-led, intuitive homeschooler. She has been homeschooling her 9-year-old son for 2.5 years, and will now be starting a journey of exploring and learning at home with her 15-year-old daughter this fall. Jennifer has a Nature-Inspired approach to home education utilizing a philosophy that covers a whole-child learning experience, which means body, mind, and spirit. She is a firm believer in following your heart and has mentored many new homeschoolers to do the same.