Two Special Events for East Tennessee Homeschoolers

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Announcing Two Special Events for East Tennessee Homeschoolers — Workshops in Two Different Locations

Gena Suarez: The Well-Integrated Homeschool

Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn: Ten Things to Do with Your Child Before Age 10

We have a wonderful evening of homeschool encouragement to share with area homeschoolers. Paul & Gena Suarez, Publishers of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn of Trivium Pursuit are joining together to encourage homeschoolers in a special 2 hour presentation.

Gena Suarez will kick off the night with her Well-Integrated Homeschool presentation. In the Well-Integrated Homeschool, Gena goes over the numerous ways to achieve a relaxed mindset while homeschooling. Homeschooling should never be a chore! A laid back, joyful homeschool is a realistic, long-lasting homeschool. Long term is the goal, and Gena encourages families to stick with their commitment to home educate their children all the way through. After sharing a brief, panoramic view of the history of both compulsory and private education (parent-based vs. institutional-enforced) Gena offers some compelling strategies to help families “lighten up” and help their children enjoy learning as much as life itself.

Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn will share with the audience a little bit about what homeschooling was like in the late 70’s and early 80’s, along with their thoughts on Ten Things to Do With Your Child Before Age Ten. Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn began homeschooling their children in 1980 and have given workshops on homeschooling and classical education for support groups and at conventions across the country. Their publishing company Trivium Pursuit produces books and curricula to help parents use classical education in their homeschool. The Bluedorns live in New Boston, Illinois.

To wrap up the evening, Gena, Laurie, Harvey, and Gena’s husband Paul, will open up the floor for a Q & A time. Past audiences have really enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and to get to know the speakers even better.

Don’t miss this night of encouragement and insight from these leaders in today’s homeschooling world!

There will be opportunities for door prizes, including a subscription to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and book giveaways by the Bluedorns!!

No admission will be charged, but a love offering will be taken to offset travel and production costs. No childcare will be provided for this event.

Two Locations and Times

Location and Time #1:

WHEN: Monday, November 6, 6:30-9 PM
WHERE: At the home of Dave and Lisa Baughn, 175 Cindy Anne Drive, Gray, TN 37615, 423-467-0063
RSVP: Space is limited. Please email Lisa Baughn at if you would like to attend. They might need a few extra folding chairs.

Location and Time #2:

WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-9 PM
WHERE: The Blount County Public Library (Sharon Lawson Room) in Maryville, Tenn. Mapquest for directions at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, TN 37804.
RSVP: Space is limited. Please contact Sarah Small (Blount Home Education Association) at or Maria Roy (Sevier County Homeschool Group) at if you would like to attend.



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