Thursday Mar 02, 2023
Ann Troast Joins Yvette Hampton to discuss minimalist homeschooling and how to bring joy into the teaching of history. Ann’s simple and efficient homeschooling methods will be an encouragement to you, as you try to bring order to your homeschool day.
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After teaching in an elementary classroom for several years, Ann Troast made the transition from teacher to homeschool mom, then co-op leader, and eventually curriculum publisher.
In 2016, Ann founded Four Square Community – a Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschool co-op that has grown to over 500 local students. Four Square offers academic and enrichment classes for students in preschool through high school. Beginning in 2019, Ann’s husband, Matt, also a former teacher, joined her in leading and serving the growing Four Square Community. He brings twenty years of traditional classroom experience ranging from preschool through university. Together Ann and Matt authored The Book of Centuries: A Personal Timeline of History. In 2022, they created Without Doors, a unique Charlotte Mason curriculum inspired by the successful lessons at Four Square Community. Using Without Doors has revitalized their homeschool and it is their hope it will do the same for yours.
Principles of Minimalism that apply to homeschooling:
Determine your priorities
Never buy something without a reason
More is not always better - less is more
Keep things you use, that hold value, and/or spark joy
Minimalism is different for everyone
Avoid trends, gravitate towards classic
Purchase intentionally, not spontaneously
Quality over quantity
Without Doors, a Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum
Without Doors: Life of Jesus Bible study
Without Doors History Curriculum
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