Dana Hanley entered college assuming she would likely get married eventually and certain she would have no more than one child. Children, she reasoned, were not to get in the way of her goals which at the time generally centered on fields related to journalism or political science. With the birth of her first child, however, all that changed. Dana discovered something larger than her own goals and yearned for the ability to stay home with her. That wasn’t to be, however. After completing her degrees in education and liberal arts, Dana joined Teach For America, an organization which places college graduates in high need areas to teach for at least two years. That brought her family to deep south Texas. An offer to work as house parents in a Christian group home brought them back north, to eastern Nebraska. And her husband’s commitment to building a more godly family eventually led him to seeking a job that could support his family and finally brought her home where he hoped she would educate their growing family.

Dana is now a homeschooling mother of four, a long ways from where she thought she would ever be but exactly where she belongs. Dana blogs over at Principled Discovery.

Dana's session is entitled: Developing an Educational Philosophy

Your educational philosophy is the foundation of your homeschool. Are you building yours on sand or on the solid rock? Take some time to reflect on your own beliefs about education, where they come from and how well they measure against scripture as you seek to "take on the mind of Christ" in education.

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