David Albert Homeschooling Author, Parent and PresenterJoin us in Queens and/or Nassau on Friday, April 9th, and in Manhattan on Thursday, April 8th, to hear entertaining homeschool author, parent and presenter David Albert speak about homeschooling philosophy and practices. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion and question/answer session.
David will be speaking at three different sessions:
Where: Youth AssociationTime: 10:00-12:00 p.m.
6601 Fleet Street Forest Hills, NY 11375
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.*
Where: New Hyde Park Baptist Church
635 New Hyde Park Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
*Childcare will be available at this location for a nominal fee. Please arrive at 2:00 if you plan to use the childcare opportunity.
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Westbury Friends Community Center
550 Post Avenue
David will also be speaking on Thursday, April 8th in Manhattan:**
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: The ROC, 93 St Marks Place, Second floor New York, NY
**This location is being sponsored by NYCHEA, and is free to NYCHEA members, or $12 to non-members (or join NYCHEA for $24, and attend the presentation free).
RSVP to NYCHEAevents@ gmail.com by April 1st.
David will be speaking on the following topics:
Forest Hills and Manhattan:
Who is Your Child?
"As homeschoolers, we are bombarded with curricula choices, information about learning styles, material about multiple intelligences. It's enough to make our heads spin. Some of it might turn out to be useful, and much of it interesting. But wouldn't it be better to start with some idea of what we believe to be the truth about children, and what we are hoping to equip them with for a future world to which we ourselves are ultimately denied entry? No pat answers, but lots of interesting questions which we can explore together. ":
The Curriculum of Beauty
"Brown University President Ruth Simmons once wrote, "Nothing is so beautiful, nothing so moving, as the observance of a mind at work." What if, amidst all the focus on how to ensure our children have the necessary basic skills, we were to conceive of homeschooling as an aesthetic matter, helping our children to find ways to embrace the beautiful in their world, in their relationships with others, and in themselves? How can we go about with our kids in cultivating an inner harmony that will lead them to a life worth living? And can we go along for the ride? "
Westbury:Dismantling the Inner School"We all want the best possible education for our children. But sometimes the images of school we hold in our minds limit us from acting fully upon that which, deep down, we already know.We will explore some of these images together, and increase our self-confidence in helping our kids and our family pursue our dreams and aspirations. "The cost for any of the Queens-Nassau presentations is $10.00 per parent.
We'd love to see both moms and dads come out for this special opportunity!
If you are interesting in attending, or if you have any questions, please contact Leona Chin at Leonachin@aol. com, or Lauren Scott atBoingercat@scottopi a.com.
To reserve your attendance, please send a check payable to David Albert to:
c/o Leona Chin
194-18 Northern Blvd., #114
Flushing, NY 11358
Please enclose the names of the individuals attending the presentation, along with the location of the presentation( s) you are planning on attending.
For more information about David Albert, please go to his website: www.skylarksings. com
The presentations are open to all homeschoolers and interested non-homeschoolers, so feel free to let your friends know.
Hope to see you there!
--Leona and Lauren