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Teacher Training for
Homeschool Parents

The Foundations of Homeschooling MASTERCLASS

Learning how to homeschool should not be stressful!

Learn anytime, anywhere, at your own pace.

Sophia Homeschool’s Foundations of Homeschooling MASTERCLASS shows you exactly what you need to give your children the best school year yet!

Learn how to get started, how to keep a successful program going, and what to do if you are ever stumbling.

We teach skills so you don't have to wonder:

• Will I mess up my kids?
• Will I lose my mind?
• Where do I start?
• Will they fall behind?
• Can I really do this?
• What do I do?
• Which curriculum should I buy?

Start your homeschool teacher training today!

Learn how to start your homeschool - the right way!

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

CEOs get training. Athletes get training. This is where YOU get training. We help parents learn the art and skill of homeschooling to create a peaceful educational atmosphere at home.

In our Foundations Masterclass, I guide you step-by-step through our specially designed workbook as you create a strategy and plan to serve all the unique needs within your family. You will learn skills, tricks of the trade, and how to find the tools and curriculum that will work for you.

Learn about the most important things to do before you begin your homeschool journey. This is a great place to start and a great place to go to hit the restart button and lay a more solid foundation in your existing homeschool.

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The skills you learn in the Masterclass will empower you to:

Save thousands of dollars by choosing the right curriculum for your family.

Observe your children "with an educator's eye" so you can end power struggles, personality clashes and homework battles.

Identify systems and curricula that work, those that don’t, and how to tell the difference.

Manage your home dynamic: Teach multiple grades at once, manage your home AND your homeschool, structure individual instruction time within a vibrant family, learn how to keep your career AND homeschool.

Identify support systems: co-ops, tutors, childcare, free community resources, etc.

Create a homeschool where YOU enjoy learning with your children

Testimonials

“As someone who is feeling scattered and a little overwhelmed at the prospect of homeschooling, I found your presentation to be logical, straightforward, and even soothing! Whatever we decide to do, I feel like I'm going to have a lot of really valuable takeaways about how to set my children (and myself!) up for success in the coming months with at-home learning. I'm ready to dive in!”
-- Genevieve

My (new) friend Judith Jolma of Sophia homeschool is AMAZING. I'm taking her training course and smack dab in the middle and LOVING it. I told [my husband] after the first day that it had already been weelllll worth the money and commitment."
-- Lindsey

"I was so overwhelmed to the point where I felt like I was suffering from paralysis of the brain. I felt so alone in my struggle until I met Judith. Three months ago, I did not believe it was possible for me to have discipline, order, and a working schedule in my home with my 4 boys. Thankfully, with God all things are possible! He has used Judith in a big way in my life to get me on the right path on the road to successfully homeschooling my sons."
-- Emily

"When COVID-19 happened, I found myself trauma schooling, as I like to call it, all three of my children. The experience pushed me to consider homeschooling next year... but I didn’t know where to start. How can I teach 3 kids in 3 different grades, one with an IEP and what curriculum should we use? I had questions and needed some answers. Luckily I found Sophia homeschool foundation workshop. The sessions have been so valuable in organizing all of my thoughts and helping me define the goals and desires for my children. I highly recommend Sophia homeschool foundation workshop as a starting point if you are considering homeschooling. It has given me the confidence to know I can give my kids a great education in my own home."
-- Renee

"Thank you for the labor of love you do in serving parents in their role as primary educators of their children. What a joy to have such a wonderful online resource!"
--Bridget

"You have just what people need right now."
-- Lindsey

What you get in the Foundations of Homeschooling Masterclass

  • Life-time access to 6+ hours of Masterclass presentations
  • A beautiful Foundations workbook to record your findings and build your plan
  • A list of our time-tested, essential homeschool resources to shave off years of research.
  • Free access to our incredibly popular "Prepared Series" webinars 
  • 10% discount on all of our webinar replays
  • 14-day free trial to The Woman School
  • Personal consultations also available. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! (We recommend scheduling a 1-hour consultations session within a week after beginning the MASTERCLASS.)

Course Syllabus

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Lesson 1:

Know Your Purpose

Discover your mission statement. WHY you homeschool should determine HOW you homeschool. We help you match your homeschool tools to your homeschool mission as we design your homeschool dream board.

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Lesson  2:

Know Yourself

Don’t try to teach like someone else. Discover your unique teaching style. This is your home and you are the teacher, so choose a method and materials that inspires you to stay engaged. Your children will love learning if you love teaching. Learn to fill your own cup first.

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Lesson 3:

Know Your Child

Learn how to observe your child to determine his developmental, academic, emotional and spiritual needs.  End homework battles by meeting your child's needs and create a custom education designed just for him.

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Lesson 4:

Know Your Resources, Part 1

Do you know what resources are in your homeschool toolbox and how to use them? Your home, your personal skills and talents, your budget, support network, and educational approach are just a few that we will cover in this two-part class dedicated to identifying and learning to use the resources available to homeschool families.

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Lesson 5:

Know Your Resources, Part 2

We will walk you though the most popular educational methods so you can know the difference between classical, Charlotte Mason, unschooling and more. We will also help you determine which method is right for you.
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Lesson 6:

Synthesize and Chart Your Course

Now it's time to do some serious thinking about how you're going to to pull it all together. It's a little scary at first, but we think you'll quickly find it's fun, too!

All the work, observation, reflecting and synthesizing lead to this. And don't worry, you are not alone. We will be by your side the whole way.

Five things to keep in mind

Starting a home school can be a daunting experience because of the  bewildering number of resources and curricula.

Here are five things to keep in mind:

  1. Never try to replicate the public or private school at home! The school is designed to synthesize the true learning experience of the home.
  2. Curriculum is not your homeschool, it’s a tool. When you are using the right tool everything is easier.
  3. This is a craft. Like all crafts, you need to learn a few skills to be good at it. Once you learn these skills you will love doing what you are good at.
  4. If you learn to observe, you will have great success because you will learn to observe what animates you as a teacher, your child’s learning style and stage of development, and how to harmonize both teacher and student.
  5. Your mission statement is your True North. Write one! You purpose determine your method.

Meet Judith

Do you ever wonder what homeschooling will be like from your children’s perspective? I'm Judith Jolma. I am a homeschooling mother of four little people AND I was homeschooled K-12! I am thankful for the advantage that allows me to see homeschooling from the perspective of both the parent and the child!

This is the perspective I bring to Sophia Homeschool -- an online classroom that offers teacher training to homeschool parents. My husband, Chris, and I work tirelessly to serve parents; teaching them how to get started, how to keep a successful program going, and what to do if you are ever stumbling.

In addition to being a wife, mother, and founder of Sophia Homeschool, I am also a journalist (having paid my dues in the newsroom at The Washington Times, and am a regular contributor to several publications), public speaker, CGS certified catechist, and Strategist at The Woman School, which means that I get to help women intentionally design and live beautiful lives for the good of their families.

My family belongs to an ancient form of Christianity — Melkite Greek-Catholicism. We live the liturgy and protect our culture. And we share our beautiful story through home ministries and education, and through my regular contributions to a children's Byzantine publication.

I am passionate about teaching women how to rise above depletion so they can give to their families from a life of wholeness. Always forming ourselves for the sake of the little souls she loves.

What a joy to be her learning and teaching all at the same time!

Schedule a 20-minute call to learn more.

We're here to answer your questions!

Other ways we can help:

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The Woman School

You can’t give what you don’t have. We believe that mothers need to learn to live lives of wholeness in order TO BE their child’s education.

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WEBINAR SERIES: Homeschooling Children with Disabilities

Get practical tips about what can be done at home to help your child thrive.

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Speaking Engagements

Judith is always happy to visit your group to teach practical skills to fully equip mothers so they can enter into the full joy of homeschooling.