Creating a Home of Learning


Out of Small Things, Proceedeth that Which is Great


Research has repeatedly shown that the home is the most natural setting for learning. This session will discuss some of those research findings and provide a variety of ideas for how to capitalize on the natural home environment to create a Home of Learning. Those ideas become transformative when they involve inspiring methods, including principle-based learning using the 4-R methodology, notebook methodology, providential timeline, and learning celebrations.  These inspiring methods will be presented along with insight about how they can transform ordinary patterns of daily family life into rich and character building learning.


Jenet Jacob Erickson teaches about the power of ordinary family rituals and routines in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. She received a PhD in Family Science at the University of Minnesota after attending American Heritage School, being homeschooled, attending a public high school and finally completing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at BYU. She grew up on a small farm in Orem where all of her 10 siblings participated in their family home school. She and her husband Michael were married in 2009 and are blessed to be the parents of their two-year-old daughter, LaDawn.

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