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Passionate about encouraging parents in the home education adventure, Nancy enjoys participating in and hosting events that support and equip homeschooling parents, writing articles about home education and life, and speaking to homeschool groups on a variety of topics.

Nancy has spoken at homeschool conventions and leadership events around the country, for local homeschool group events across the state, and has been a guest on several podcasts. She’s spoken numerous times at the AFHE Homeschool Convention and AFHE Leadership Conference during her 16 years with Arizona Families for Home Education. 

Request Nancy as a speaker for your event

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style

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New Homeschoolers

Getting Started Homeschooling

You’ve made the decision to homeschool or you’re exploring homeschooling as an option for your family. What’s next? Nancy will provide some direction as you embark upon this journey of teaching your children at home. We’ll cover ideas for lesson planning, basic supplies to have on hand, creating a schedule that works for your family, the benefits of joining a local homeschool group, how to balance enrichment activities and family life, and more.

When taught in Arizona, Nancy will include information about Arizona homeschool law and how to file the Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool.

Nancy Manos exudes joy and positivity! She was the speaker for our leadership forum and was so well received. Her spirit of joy and caring comes out in each session as she shares practical tips on healthy leadership, ideas for effective communication, as well as discussing the high cost of leadership. Each session is sprinkled with fun and interactive time and our leaders were definitely equipped and refreshed!

Molli Ophoven

Board Member, Homeschool Minnesota/MACHE

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style or Hands-On

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Homeschool Enrichment

Ideas for Hands-On Learning

It is a rich experience indeed where learning is a hands-on, multi-sensory, interactive adventure. Nancy will share easy-to-implement, inexpensive, engaging ideas for children of all ages. Do you lack creativity but want to make learning fun and engaging for your kids? Come and get inspired! You can make learning a joy for your child as you incorporate hands-on learning in your homeschool—without a huge investment of time, energy, or resources.

Can be taught lecture style or as a hands-on workshop where attendees create some take-home samples. The hands-on version requires tables for attendees to sit at.

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style

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Homeschool Enrichment

Starting a Small Homeschool Co-op:
Enrichment for the Learning Adventure

Participating in a co-op can be an amazing opportunity to enrich your home education adventure. A small co-op can be an exciting and motivating way to study a particular subject or topic with a few other families. Being part of a small homeschool co-op can be a great way to build lifelong friendships, too. Nancy will share from her own experiences the benefits of teaming up with others for cooperative enrichment learning. We will also cover practical guidelines that will help you succeed in enjoying your own homeschool co-op experience and steps for starting your own small co-op. 

 

Nancy Manos was a voice of encouragement to homeschool parents when she spoke at our convention. She offered practical insight to parents just beginning the homeschool journey, as well as fresh ideas for parents deep in the thick of it. Her workshops on practical, hands-on ways to educate were especially helpful to parents. If you have an opportunity to include Nancy in your speaker line-up, you can be confident that your parents will leave her workshops with more tools in their artillery.  

Cathy Heckendorn

Board Member, CAPE-NM

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style

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Homeschool Moms

You Are Enough!

Feeling weary? Worried that you’re failing your children? Need a boost of confidence to keep plugging along? Join Nancy as she reminds us that God has placed our children in our families and that He has equipped us to raise them. She’ll share encouragement from God’s Word that will refresh you and revitalize you in your mission as a homeschooling mom. In Christ, you are indeed enough!

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style

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Homeschooling

Tips for Successful Homeschooling

Nancy shares tips she’s learned along the way for making the home education adventure more effective and fruitful—and more enjoyable, too! Nancy will share 12 obstacles to success and we’ll explore what success might look like for your family. You’ll also glean ideas to help you organize your time, your home, your schedule, and your life in ways that will foster a successful homeschool experience with your children.

 

Nancy Manos is an informative and delightful speaker. Our convention attendees loved Nancy’s energetic delivery style, her excellent information, and especially her joyful demeanor. It has been our pleasure to have Nancy speak at two of our conventions. We will have her back since she is often requested.

Linda Patchin

Board Member, Homeschool Idaho

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style

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WORKSHOP FOCUS

Homeschooling

Joy in the Journey

The homeschool reality often involves struggles that can leave a mom feeling overwhelmed and inadequate with children who are equally frustrated. The truth is that while the nitty gritty of teaching our children at home is sometimes messy and emotional with a variety of highs and lows, homeschooling is a great privilege and, yes, even a joy! Join Nancy as she shares encouragement to bolster you on those challenging days and refresh you as you endeavor to create an atmosphere of joy in this adventure with your children.

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style with Interactive Game

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Homeschool

The Price Is Right

Being a homeschooling family requires a great deal of sacrifice and investment. As an experienced homeschool mom who taught her children at home all the way through high school, Nancy will tell you that the price is absolutely right! When we choose to homeschool our children, we have the opportunity to nurture and develop the unique gifts and abilities the Lord has placed in each one at a much deeper level than if they were in someone else’s care every day. In this session we will talk about the price we pay and remind ourselves why we started this journey and how we can finish strong.

This workshop kicks off with one or more homeschool-related “Price Is Right” pricing games for some interactive fun!

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WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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WORKSHOP TYPE

Hands-On

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Homeschool Enrichment

Making Lapbooks to Enhance Learning

Lapbooks are a great way to enhance learning and they allow your child to create a review of what’s been learned in a compact folder. Come and learn the basics of lapbooking in this fun, hands-on, instructional workshop! Nancy will go step-by-step through the entire lapbook making process including covering folding tips for creating a variety of mini-books to go inside the lapbook. You’ll make a sample lapbook to take home with you in this workshop. Lapbooks can be used with many different subjects by students of all ages. They are a fantastic, interactive, educational tool for learners of all types.

Works best if attendees are seated at tables for this session.

WORKSHOP LENGTH

60 Minutes

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Lecture Style

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New Homeschooler

Curriculum Approaches

Homeschooling jargon can be confusing even for seasoned homeschool parents. In this workshop, Nancy will give an overview of many of the most common curriculum approaches including textbook, unit studies, classical, Charlotte Mason, eclectic, and relaxed/delight-directed learning. We will also go over examples of curriculum and resources that tend to work best with each approach. 

 

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WORKSHOP LENGTH

30-60 Minutes

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WORKSHOP TYPE

Lecture Style 

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Leadership

The Price Is Right: Leaders Edition

Volunteering to lead a homeschool group involves hard work and sacrifice. In this session, we will talk about the various ways we pay a high price to encourage others in the home education journey, and why it is a worthwhile price to pay. But don’t lose heart! With great sacrifice comes great reward. You’ll be refreshed in knowing that the price you pay to serve is a worthwhile investment reaping eternal rewards. We will also discuss ways to keep wise boundaries, recruit and train volunteers, and find a healthy balance as you juggle not only homeschooling your own children but serving and supporting other families.

This workshop kicks off with one or more homeschool-related Price Is Right pricing games for some interactive fun. 

WORKSHOP LENGTH

30-60 Minutes

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Lecture Style 

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Leadership

Communication Skills for Leaders:
Building Strong Connections

Leadership involves communicating and helping a wide variety of people to connect. Does your communication style help you to win, lose, or draw? In this session, Nancy will share ideas to help you be effective using the tools you have at your disposal to communicate well with your group members, volunteers, and leadership team. We’ll cover social media, email, website, and in-person networking to build strong relationships.

This workshop kicks off with an interactive game of Win, Lose, or Draw to illustrate how important effective communication is in leadership.

WORKSHOP LENGTH

30-60 Minutes

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Lecture Style 

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WORKSHOP FOCUS

Leadership

Healthy Leadership Habits

Homeschooling your own kids and serving in support group leadership can be a recipe for unhealthy habits—neglecting your own well-being, putting the needs of the group over your husband and kids’ needs, or struggling to keep your own house in order. We’ll explore ways to tackle all of this successfully through healthy leadership habits. You can shed the weight of unhealthy habits that bog you down and thrive while serving others!