December 19, 2014

‘Mind Your Brain’ tour of NZ with Terry Small.

The Firelight Foundation proudly presents the

‘Mind Your Brain’ tour with Terry Small.

Terry Small a.k.a. “The Brain Man” is described as Canada’s #1 Learning expert and is touring NZ for the first time ever in March! An experienced teacher of all ages through to adult level, Terry is a sought after International speaker who will leave you astounded at the wonders of the human brain while giving practical tips to help your brain work more efficiently. Over 175 000 people have attended Terry’s seminars worldwide and he comes highly recommended by those on the USA speaker circuit. Scroll down to the bottom to read a short article by Terry.

Registrations are due to go live next week so if you haven’t already, send an email to firelight@learnex.co.nz and you will added to the mailing list. Terry will be speaking in Auckland, Palmerston North, and Christchurch.  The “Learning with the Brain in Mind” tour is brought to you by the Firelight Foundation, a not for profit organisation committed to bringing quality international speakers to New Zealand. Past speakers have included: Steve Demme, Dr Jay Wile, Sally Clarkson, Jim Weiss and Andrew Pudewa.

Pricing will vary from centre to centre but has been dramatically cut for this tour as Terry has been willing to waive his standard appearance fee for these homeschooling events (after some arm twisting!) which means his loss is our gain. : -  Further information will be posted next week. Save some supervisory allowance if you haven’t already spent it on violin lessons!

Volunteers needed

The Firelight Foundation is a not for profit organisation which aims to support home educating parents so this is an opportunity for  you to give something back and help organise an event in return for reduced or  free entry.  Last conference had 400+ attendees so we simply cannot function without your help!

Available jobs:

Registration coordinator for Auckland – computer skills (Word, Excel & email) and adept record keeping are a must for this

Sponsorship

Helpers on the day (Auckland) – kitchen roster (this is an excellent job for teenagers!) carparking attendants, handing out notes, AV desk, welcomers, registration desk etc.

Cleaner (Auckland) – this is a paid position

If any of these sound like you (or your teens), please email fusfam@learnex.co.nz

Sponsors

Tours of this magnitude cost into the tens of thousands of dollars so we are currently looking for sponsors for all three events. You may choose to sponsor all three centres or just one centre. Sponsors will receive publicity on all outgoing emails, web links and/or email links, acknowledgement in the printed programme, verbal mention at the venue and wall display space/powerpoint. Please contact me off list to discuss this if you are interested or know someone else who would be. We are limiting the number of sponsors so don’t miss out.

Dates

Palmerston North (combined with Curriculum Fair) – Thursday 11 March

Reformed Church, Ruahine Street

Times & contact details to be advised

Auckland – Friday 12 (evening) & Saturday 13 March

Details to be advised (venue will be in Manukau City)

Christchurch – Wednesday 17 (afternoon & evening) & Thursday 18 March

Full childcare programme available. Further details to be advised.

Further Information

Further information about the topics covered in each centre as well as registration details will be posted next week. In the meantime, please circulate this information to your home education networks. We’d like to offer the opportunity to home education families before opening this up to the wider public.

Erena

The Mind Your Brain tour is brought to you with the help of the following organizations:

www.excellenceinwriting.co.nz

Superior Resources to Excel in Learning

www.learnex.co.nz

Suppliers of Singapore maths and more

www.tisa.co.nz

Below is an article written by Terry to whet your appetite.

By Terry Small a.k.a. “The Brain Guy”

Family Concern recently completed a study involving three groups of young people. One group was consistently praised for previous performance, another group was criticized, and the third group was ignored. Those who were praised improved dramatically, those who were criticized also improved (but not as much), and the group that was ignored barely improved at all. Charles Schwab said, “I have yet to find the person – however exalted his or her station – who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” By the same token young people who are raised in a spirit of praise and approval are going to be happier, more productive, and more obedient than those who are constantly criticized. We become, in large part, what we think about. Therefore, the input into a teenager’s mind is very important.

Here is a great tip: The two most powerful times for this input is early in the morning and late at night. Some psychologists have estimated that the first encounter of a significant nature that you have each day has more impact than the next five encounters as far as your thinking and your attitude are concerned. With this in mind, it is extremely important that these first and last encounters of the day with your kids be positive. These are great times for specific, well-earned praise

Congratulations on learning something about your brain today. The Brain Bulletin goes out to almost 20,000 people worldwide and is committed to help to do just that. If you missed any Brain Bulletins you can find them in the Brain Bulletin Archive:

Brain Bulletin Archive

Something great and ongoing for your brain:

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You can join Terry Small’s 400 followers for free on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/terrysmall

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CHRISTCHURCH: Living, Laughing and Learning Conference with Diana Waring September 11th and 12th, 2009

Living, Laughing and Learning Conference with Diana Waring September 11th and 12th, 2009

Christchurch Conference

Venue: Hornby Presbyterian Community Church, 27 Amyes Road, Hornby Christchurch

Friday night Registration, Curriculum sales & family tables for second hand resources will be open from 5.30pm

6pm                  Family fun – music, drama and laughs

6.45pm             Keynote session with Diana for the whole family; Unlocking the Mysteries of the Middle Ages

8.30pm The Ultimate Family supper (Sales tables will remain open until 9.30pm)

Saturday 8.30am  Registration

9am –    The Well-Kept Secret of a Biblical Education (this session has a Christian focus)

10.15    Am tea

10.30 -  Beyond Survival

12-1pm Lunch

1 pm     Workshop options (choose 1 out of 4)

1.  Diana and Bill – Making the most of teen years at home. Encouraging session for teens

2.  Barbara Smith – Avoiding Burnout. Strategies to identify and overcome burnout.

3.  Lennie Harrison – Early Reading and Writing Skills. A practical session aimed at 4-8yrs.

4.  Linda Gage – Character Training. Focussing on the heart and mind while they learn and grow.

2.15pm Workshop options (choose 1 out of 4)

1.  Bill Waring – The Homeschool Principal; an encouraging discussion time for Dads

2.  Barbara Smith and Ngaire Allan – Preparing for an ERO review; putting your best foot forward.

3.  Lennie Harrison – Meat for Teenagers (directed at parents only, and Christian content)

4.  Linda Gage – Time Management. Practical tips for balancing the house, the family, life and everything else.

3.30pm afternoon tea

3.45pm Final keynote session with Diana Actively ENGAGE Learning & Actually ENJOY Learning!

5.15 pm End of conference. Book stalls remain open until 6pm

*Please bring a contribution for morning/afternoon tea if you are attending on Saturday.

*Creche will be provided for children 3 and under only. A parent’s room with sound from the auditorium is available for mum’s with babies.

* No children’s programme will be available but quiet children over 12 are welcome to attend sessions.

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Registration Details:

Names of those attending: Mum/Dad_________________________________________________________________

Children’s names and ages requiring a place in crèche on Saturday_________________________________________

Number of Adults and Children attending on Friday Evening: _____Adults ______Teens/Children

Number of Adults/Teens attending on Saturday: _____Adults _____Teens

Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Email:_________________________________________________

Workshop Preferences: (to help us allocate rooms – you may change your mind on the day) Please rank your choices.

Session 1:          Making the most of your teen years at home.  Number attending_____

_____Avoiding Burnout _____ Early Reading and Writing Skills. _____ Character Training.

Session 2: The Homeschool Principal (Dad attending? Yes/No)

_____ Preparing for an ERO review. _____ Meat for Teenagers _____Time Management.

We would like a table to sell used resources: Yes/No   (Table cost will be $5)

Cost: Early bird registration until August 21st. Late Registration fees are in brackets. All fees cover the whole family.

Friday Evening $15 ($20)            Saturday only $30 ($35)              Friday and Saturday $35 ($40)

Post registration forms with payment (cheques made out to CHE) to 12 Egmont Place, Harewood, Christchurch

Internet banking: please deposit with your surname & “Conference” as a reference: A/C 03 0802 0162706 00

Living, Laughing and Learning Conference with Diana Waring

September 11th and 12th, 2009

Venue: Hornby Presbyterian Community Church, 27 Amyes Road, Hornby Christchurch

Curriuclum vendors and other resources will be available for sale during the conference.

Friday evening 6-9pm: An evening for the whole family with music, drama, singing and comedy courtesy of your homeschooling friends; a race through the Middle Ages with Diana and the Ultimate Family supper.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Middle Ages
Join Diana for a whirlwind tour through one thousand years of colorful characters and world changing events. Beginning with the fall of Rome and continuing all the way up to Gutenberg’s printing press. Seat belt use suggested–you’re going to move fast!

Saturday 9am – 5.30pm

A variety of encouraging and practical sessions with Diana and other experienced home educators.

9am The Well-Kept Secret of a Biblical Education (Specifically for Christian families)
How much have the prevailing culture and our own school experiences influenced our views on education, even in homeschooling?  This powerful message will provide you with a foundational and scriptural framework for understanding education — the content and the means — from a Biblical perspective.

10.30am Beyond Survival (General Audience)
A transparent description of the beginning days in her homeschooling, including the struggles and failures she experienced as she unsuccessfully tried to create school at home. Learn how she went from “barely surviving” to finding great joy on the journey with her children. Diana brings experience with her own children for over twenty years, as well as insights gleaned from homeschooling families around the world.

4pm Actively ENGAGE Learning & Actually ENJOY Learning! (General Audience)
“How do I get my kids to finish their school work?”  The deeper question is actually, “How do I get my kids to be self-motivated?”  We will look at specific ways to encourage and assist our children in developing ownership of their education.  We must learn the critical difference between controlling and directing; pushing and releasing; coercing and facilitating.  It is the master teacher who says, “I can not teach you how to do it, but I can help you learn to do it.”

Workshops will include:

Diana and Bill                Making the most of teen years at home. Encouraging session for teens

Bill Waring                    The Homeschool Principal; an encouraging discussion time for Dads

Barbara Smith               Avoiding Burnout. Strategies to identify and overcome burnout.

Barbara Smith & Ngaire Allan   Preparing for an ERO review; putting your best foot forward.

Lennie Harrison Early Reading and Writing Skills. A practical session aimed at 4-8yrs.

Meat for Teenagers (directed at parents only, and Christian content)

Linda Gage                    Character Training. Focussing on the heart while they learn and grow.

Time Management. Practical tips for balancing the house, the family, life and everything else.

See the Insert for your registration form and plan to join us for a wonderful weekend of encouragement.

Go to  http://www.dianadownunder.com for more on Diana’s teaching and resources as well as registration details for all her Downunder conferences. A very informative website developed by Chareen Rushworth. (Cantabrian now in Melbourne)

Queries: gagetribe@xtra.co.nz or ngaire.allan@paradise.net.nz

VENDORS AT THIS EVENT

Diana Waring History Alive

Home Education Foundation

Sponsoring this event

Sponsors in New Zealand:

Phone:  (06) 364 7687

Email:  youngvalue@gmail.com

Web site (under construction):  http://www.longacrecatering.co.nz

LONGACRE CATERING Ltd is a complete mobile dining experience.  We provide the kitchen and dining facilities at the destination of your choice.  We can cater for almost any function in a number of different styles.  Weddings - staff functions – family gatherings – 21st’s – logistical support -

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LearnEX

LearnEX Educational Services Ltd
50 Walpole Avenue, Manurewa, Manukau 2102, New Zealand
P +64 9 269 3532     F + 64 9 269 3530     M + 64 27 479 000 2
E learn@learnex.co.nz W www.learnex.co.nz
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The Latest New Edition of Diana Waring Curriculum Now Available

Secure your order of this outstanding resourceat the most favourable prices by ordering now.

Last shipment before September Conferences 2009 .

Order from

www.cesbooks.co.nz

Email: cesbooks@intouch.co.nz

Phone : (09) 410 3933

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Grace Green Creative Memories Consultant

Grace Green – Creative Memories consultant
Website: http://mycmsite.co.nz/gracegreen
Phone: 06 878 0058
Helping people organise and display their photographs

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Star 4 Health

Rose Lee – Independent distributor of health and nutrition products.

Ph/Text: 027 260 ROSE (027 260 7673) or email: wairererose@gmail.com

Preview my range at: http://www.star4health.co.nz and quote “Rose” as reference if ordering from there

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Phoenix Trading: Ruth Stormer
Independent Phoenix Trader
Beautiful cards and giftwrap at an affordable price
Check out the website http://www.phoenixtrading.com
email ruth.stormer@gmail.com for your free brochure

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http://www.dianadownunder.com/Christchurch.html

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Early bird cut off dates for the Diana Waring Conferences in New Zealand and Australia

The Early Bird cut off date for most of the Living, Learning and Laughing Conferences with

Diana Waring  is 31 July

Book in early

Bill and Diana WaringDiana Waring is well loved for her bright enthusiastic presentation of history. Extremely happily married since 1979, Bill and Diana homeschooled their three children nearly twenty years. The Waring children (now all grown) were the proving grounds for all the concepts and encouragements Bill and Diana teach in real-life examples of the wonders of home schooling!

They will be visiting Australia  and New Zealand in  September and October this year. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear an inspiring experienced home schooler.

Diana and Bill have worked in speaking and writing for the Christian home school and private school community for 18 years. Through their business/ministry Diana Waring Presents (formerly, Diana Waring—History Alive!), they have met and talked with home schoolers in 46 states, half of Canada, and three other continents.

The curriculum for world history study Diana wrote, beginning in 1994, has been growing and expanding. She is in the midst of a five year effort to update and expand the research and presentation of the material. She is well known for her rapid-fire history recordings and workshops, but is also appreciated for her workshops and books of home school encouragement, like Beyond Survival and Reaping the Harvest.

The Warings Mission:
“To serve families by encouraging, equipping,
and educating in an entertaining way.”


Sponsorships

We are currently seeking sponsors for all events in Australia and New Zealand please use one of the links below  for more information on obtaining your virtual booth and front page advertising.


Down Under Tour Itinerary

New Zealand map with flag

New Zealand

11 – 19 September 2009

Date Venue Early bird cut off
11 – 12 September Christchurch 31 July
15  September Palmerston North 31 July
16 September Hastings 31 July
19 September Auckland 31 July

Australia

22 September to 24 October 2009

Date Venue Early bird cut off
22 September Inverell 21 August
25 – 26 September Sydney 31 July
28 September Maitland 31 July
10 October Brisbane 31 July
16 – 17 October Melbourne Full fees apply
19 – 20 October Adelaide Full fees apply
23 – 24 October Canberra Full fees apply

Sponsors in New Zealand:

Phone:  (06) 364 7687

Email:  youngvalue@gmail.com

Web site (under construction):  http://www.longacrecatering.co.nz

LONGACRE CATERING Ltd is a complete mobile dining experience.  We provide the kitchen and dining facilities at the destination of your choice.  We can cater for almost any function in a number of different styles.  Weddings - staff functions – family gatherings – 21st’s – logistical support -

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LearnEX

LearnEX Educational Services Ltd
50 Walpole Avenue, Manurewa, Manukau 2102, New Zealand
P +64 9 269 3532     F + 64 9 269 3530     M + 64 27 479 000 2
E learn@learnex.co.nz W www.learnex.co.nz
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The Latest New Edition of Diana Waring Curriculum Now Available

Secure your order of this outstanding resourceat the most favourable prices by ordering now.

Last shipment before September Conferences 2009 .

Order from

www.cesbooks.co.nz

Email: cesbooks@intouch.co.nz

Phone : (09) 410 3933

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Grace Green Creative Memories Consultant

Grace Green – Creative Memories consultant
Website: http://mycmsite.co.nz/gracegreen
Phone: 06 878 0058
Helping people organise and display their photographs

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Star 4 Health

Rose Lee – Independent distributor of health and nutrition products.

Ph/Text: 027 260 ROSE (027 260 7673) or email: wairererose@gmail.com

Preview my range at: http://www.star4health.co.nz and quote “Rose” as reference if ordering from there

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Phoenix Trading: Ruth Stormer
Independent Phoenix Trader
Beautiful cards and giftwrap at an affordable price
Check out the website http://www.phoenixtrading.com
email ruth.stormer@gmail.com for your free brochure

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Sponsors in Australia:

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Janette's pictures of Australian History

Down Under Literature

Always Learning Books

Chariot Press

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Curriculum Advice from Victoria Botkin Volumes 1 & 2

Curriculum Advice from Victoria Botkin Volumes 1 & 2


Curriculum Advice from Victoria

Botkin Volumes 1 & 2

$35.00

Curriculum Advice from Victoria Botkin, Volumes 1 & 2 BUNDLE

Homeschooling. Lots of families have done it. But can you do it? How hard is it? What does it actually look like? How do you know if you’re on the right track for success?

Victoria Botkin has seven well-educated children who love home education and who plan to continue the tradition when they have children of their own. This inspiring home educator will tell you how you can teach your child ­ at home ­ successfully, inexpensively, calmly, and with the powerful confidence that you are doing the right thing before God.

Her advice will give you not only practical ideas, but confidence, enthusiasm, and a vision for the importance of your labors. If you want to combine a godly home life with high academic standards, listen carefully to these CDs.

In Volume 1, learn about:

  • Developing the right attitude
  • Choosing materials
  • Choosing curriculum
  • Inspiring them with creativity
  • Turning your home into an incubator of curiosity, exploration and discovery
  • And much more!
  • In Volume 2, you will also hear from Victoria’s seven well-educated children as you learn about:

  • Guiding children into character, maturity and integrity
  • How children can take responsibility for their own education
  • Teaching children to love writing
  • How to use the media
  • Helping your child develop a vision for the future
  • Recognizing and encouraging your children’s gifts
  • Teaching life skills
  • And much more!
  • This message is also available as a US$14 digital download.

    To order do one of the following:

    send email to sales@hef.org.nz with visa number

    post cheque or visa number to PO Box 9064, Palmerston North

    fax 06 357-4389

    phone 06 357-4399

    order here:   

    http://www.sella.co.nz/user/BarbaraNZ/

    Information from: http://firstpacificmedia.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25

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    Hokitika: Home Education evening 11 November

    Hokitika: Home Education evening
    11 November 2008
    Time:       7-9pm
    Venue: Hokitika Church of Christ, corner of Stafford St and Sale St
    Topic:

    “Reforming the Future through Home Education”, followed by a question and answer session.

    Contact: Sonya 03 755-5300 mcgarveyls [at] snap.net.nz]

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