Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Raising Leaders, Not Followers by Kerry Beck Review, Giveaway, and Free Workshop

Raising Leaders, Not Followers: A Biblical Perspective of Leadership Education by my homeschool friend, Kerry Beck, releases today: Tuesday July 25, 2017. In Raising Leaders, Kerry defines Leadership and Character. Leadership and character are essential skills that every homeschool parent wants to instill in their child. They are Biblically based principles and Kerry explains how homeschool parents can provide these foundations in their child's life. She then goes on to provide strategies to help parents develop a lifelong love of learning in their children. Raising Leaders also provides practical skills that will help your children have a good work ethic, become independent learners, motivate your students to persevere, and encourage them to develop humility. Furthermore, the book provides a list of useful resources. This book is a must read for every parent who homeschools or is even considering homeschooling their child.

To celebrate her new release, Raising Leaders, Not Followers, Kerry is hosting a free online homeschool workshop today: Tuesday July 25, 2017. The workshop runs from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Kerry will be covering:

  • How to give your kids tools of learning for a lifetime … that REALLY work
  • Biblical examples of leaders and leaders-in-training that you can follow
  • A proven method to develop a love of learning for life’s leaders
  • How to make this school year different & better from all the years past…
  • Two stages in laying the foundation for your children to become a leader
  • Three tips to instill the character of a leader at a young age
  • How you can begin this school right with your own children
  • How & where you can start to raise your kids to be leaders, not followers
  • How to develop a love of learning in your kids … at all ages!
  • Simple techniques to train your children “how to think” and be successful leaders
  • One activity you can do each day to instill a lifelong love of learning so they can lead
  • Easiest way to become a mentor to your own children this year so they are prepared as leaders
  • How & why a Biblical worldview is imperative to give your own students.
  • How to transition from teacher-directed homeschool to a more independent student-directed homeschool

  • In addition to the free online workshop, Kerry is also hosting a giveaway. To celebrate her new release, Kerry is giving away two free copies of her new book: Raising Leaders, Not Followers. There's more! If you purchase Raising Leaders, Not Followers, on July 25, 2017, you will receive free product totaling $180 in value.

    Here’s what’s included:
    • Literature ebook package  $92.75Famous Men of the Middle Ages, by Haaren & Poland (value: $16.95)
      The Story of George Washington,
      by: James Baldwin (value: $8.97)
      A Child’s Story of England,
      by: Charles Dickens (value: $16.97)
      by: Johanna Spyri (value: $9.97)
      The Call of the Wild,
      by: Jack London (value: $9.97)
      Men of Iron,
      by: Ernie Howard Pyle (value: $14.97)
      Tale of Two Cities,
      by: Charles Dickens (value: $14.97)
    • Old Fashioned Copywork & Dictation (digital)  $17
      Use the selections in this book as copywork or dictation.  You can also use these to have older children practice reading aloud clearly.  Most of this book is great for discussion topics, as well.
    • Teaching Writing ebook $10
      Discover practical tips to teach writing to your children.  Easy to follow ideas will help save you some time as you plan your next writing lessons.
      Chapters include:
      Outlining & Rewriting
      Writing with a Purpose
      Integrate Scrapbooking with Writing
      Topic Sentences
      Clincher Sentences…and more!
    • Classics Book List (Kids  / Youth  / Adult – Digital) $10
      Finding classics to read to your family has never been easier!  Lists for ALL ages.  If Mom is starting her education, she can find books that she will enjoy and move to ones that will stretch her thinking.  If big sister wants to read to the toddlers, she can choose from the Pre-School List.  When you are in the middle of independent studies, choose a book from the Youth List.
    • Help for Harried Homeschooler  (digital) $15You asked for practical tips and this has LOTS!  Sometimes it is easier to learn from charts, so I turned our Getting Started for Moms section into a chart.  I also have some schedules to get started with your children, as well as daily schedules.  Lists make it easy to find information quickly.  There are lots of lists here – Lists of Questions, Lists of Responsibilities, Lists of Character Qualities, Lists of Daily Tips.
    • Raising Leaders workshop & transcript (digital)$19
      Kerry explains the pitfalls of the conveyor belt methods and the benefits of Leadership Education. She offers specific tips to get started, to build character in your children, to develop a love of learning in your family, how to help your children shift to independence and how to mentor with classics using the tools of learning for a lifetime.

    Kerry Beck, the author of Raising Leaders, Not Followers: A Biblical Perspective of Leadership Education, is a retired homeschool mom. Kerry and her husband have been married for twenty-seven years. She graduated three homeschoolers and is anticipating the arrival of her first grandchild. Kerry is still active in the homeschool community. She strives to help other homeschool parents through her website, How to Homeschool My Child.
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