Diana Ruark

2019 IAHE Home Educators’ Convention Featured Speaker

Diana Ruark

Diana Ruark

Nature's Workshop Plus

Diana and Donald have been home educating since 1985. They are the owners of Nature’s Workshop Plus. Diana is a musician and holds the position of principal bassoon in a community orchestra, and teaches Suzuki strings at her church. Their education philosophy is “Living the educational life with our children.”

Making Science Come A.L.I.V.E.

Focus on these 5 techniques so you do not have to dread teaching science. The teaching of all elementary subjects can be achieved using these points. If you face each day with dread, are in a rut, or you just don’t know how to get things going in a positive direction, come and consider these 5 techniques so you can bring new energy to your home school. Gain confidence, stop questioning yourself, and be successful!

How to Get the Most Out of Your Music Lessons

Explore ways to enjoy practice time and make music a part of your everyday life experience. Apply Suzuki learning techniques across the curriculum and take pressure off of the urgency to move into the next lesson. Music lessons are a huge investment of time and resources. If you “jump in” and explore this wonderful world of music, it should be loved and enjoyed. No more tears, no more dread!

Slowing Down the Pace of Daily Life

A frank presentation of ways to stop overloading your schedule, choose the best for your family, and still have brain cells at the end of the day. We’ll explore scheduling options and daily routines that allow time for enjoying one another without stress. Home education is a unique experience for each autonomous family unit. Learn to politely say, “no” to an overloaded schedule and graciously answer your critics.

Back In the Day!

A look back at one of the most exciting personalities of our nation’s home education history. Learn his methods and thoughts on child training, education, and home life. His simple, well-researched methods, will set you free from the mundane and inspire you to explore the individual needs of each unique child in your family. He believed in making families strong where children can thrive and succeed. You will be inspired!