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    Announcement: The 2012 Bakersfield Home Education Conference

    March 27, 2012 by Brandy Vencel

    Most of you probably remember last year, when our family helped launch a local home education conference. Well, I’ve been working away at this year’s website, and I’m pleased to announce that we are now open for pre-registration! I know that some of you are local readers, so head on over to the conference website and check it out.

    And, yes, I’ll be speaking again this year. About what, you ask? Well, about memory work. We’ll talk about a philosophy of memorization, its place in the educational program, and then the practical aspects of choosing memory pieces and actually memorizing them. I’ve been studying up and let me just say that it’ll be fun.

    And there will also be speakers waaaay better than me, of course, which makes it all the more worth attending, in my opinion.

    So do come, if you can.

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  • Reply Mystie March 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    What a great project! Wish I could come. 🙂

  • Reply Kansas Mom March 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I’m sorry to miss it. (I’ve never even made it to a homeschool conference in Kansas. Sigh.)

    But I’d love to hear your thoughts on memorization. I feel that it’s important, but have a hard time explaining it to others.

    • Reply Brandy @ Afterthoughts March 29, 2012 at 3:04 am

      I must say that one of the reasons why I chose that topic is because after so many years feeling a bit muddled on the subject, I finally feel like I have a cohesive argument/explanation for doing what we do. Not that I think we’ve “arrived” but I am definitely excited to talk about why memory work is so important, and was always considered so in the past.

      Last year, we tried to record me and had technological problems. But if it works out this year, I should be able to send you a free copy. 🙂

    • Reply Kansas Mom March 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      That would be fantastic!

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