Zan Tyler

2023 IAHE Parenting and Homeschool Conference Featured Speaker

Zan Tyler

Zan Tyler

BJU Press and Homeworks by Precept

Zan Tyler speaks to the heart of Christian parents like few others. Zan’s own homeschool journey began in 1984 when she was threatened with jail. She has spent the past three decades advocating for homeschool freedom, publishing curriculum and resources, and joyfully equipping parents to thrive in their homeschool journey. She is an uplifting speaker, author, and the host of the Zan Tyler Podcast, an encouraging and practical weekly podcast sponsored by BJU Press Homeschool.



Homeschooling – A God-Centered Revival that Begins in Your Living Room

Answering God’s call to teach your children at home can be exciting at first, but it’s easy to lose sight of the vision when you find yourself overwhelmed by the demands of the homeschooling life: teaching phonics, preparing transcripts, refereeing fights, and-oh, by the way-making dinner too. But in the midst of the madness, we must constantly remind ourselves: Our work matters because we’re building God’s kingdom! Come hear Zan Tyler share from history and God’s Word. And catch a glimpse of how God is using your family-and the homeschool movement-to usher in spiritual, educational, and family revival in our nation.

How Talking with Your Children Can Stimulate Learning

Taking time to relax and enjoy your children is key for a happy, fruitful homeschool. In fact, talking together and listening to your children can revolutionize their education! Zan Tyler reveals how you can utilize the simple—and free—tool of conversation to help your children become motivated learners. Learn strategies you can take home and implement tomorrow to minimize conflict and promote camaraderie, enthusiasm, and joy in learning. You’ll come away convinced: Conversation IS core curriculum!

Pulling in the Same Direction: A Family Vision for Homeschooling with Joe Tyler

You’re totally in on this homeschool vision—building God’s kingdom from your kitchen table, investing in the lives of your children to see them impact the world for Jesus Christ one day. But have you let your kids in on the big-picture plan? Come learn how you can cultivate an understanding and passion in your children’s hearts for the spiritually powerful, innovative education they are experiencing, and see how much more focused and energized your family will be as you pursue the same vision together.

Preventing and Recovering from Homeschool Burnout

Homeschooling is demanding, and expectations—both our own and others’—can be a weighty burden. This often sets us up for intense feelings of failure and disappointment, especially when things don’t go according to plan. Even when we’re doing our best to follow God and love our families, we may suddenly find ourselves in the “fiery furnace” like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Join Zan Tyler for a refreshing talk that will set you free. We’ll cover what causes burnout, how to recover from it, and best of all, consider some simple but strategic steps to prevent burnout from happening.

Bonding with Your Children through Writing Together

Do you feel at a loss when trying to teach your kids and teens to write? Do you ever dread working on writing assignments with them? Zan Tyler has served as an executive editor, development editor, and acquisitions editor for websites and traditional publishing companies, including B&H Publishing in Nashville, TN. Join Zan as she draws from her professional experience to give you down-to-earth advice on how to encourage the writing process in your children—while building stronger relationships with them and avoiding meltdowns. It is easier than you think to teach writing like a pro.