After practicing fourteen years as a CPA, Diane Lockman cheerfully surrendered her career so that she could disciple her children and give them the classical Christian education that she never received in the public school system.

In her compelling book, Trivium Mastery: The Intersection of Three Roads, Diane redefines classical home schooling. Additionally, her website, The Classical Scholar, provides a wealth of ideas for transitioning to an authentic classical education from birth to high school. When she's not writing, managing the kids' education, or teaching live classes, Diane enjoys sewing period costumes like her recent My Fair Lady and Lord of the Rings designs.

Diane's book, Trivium Mastery: The Intersection of Three Roads, represents a new way of thinking about an old idea: classical Christian education. An authentic classical education does not look like the twelve year, public-school paradigm nor does it look like the three “stages” that some people call classical education. Instead, a true classical education can be reduced to concurrently teaching three primary skills to substantial mastery: language, thought, and speech. Homeschool parents can teach these skills in a variety of ways. Trivium Mastery frees the parent to tailor the curriculum to each child.

Trivium Mastery received rave reviews from Andrew Pudewa, Founder, Institute for Excellence in Writing and Rebecca Kochenderfer, Senior Editor and Co-Founder, and was recently added to’s “Hot New Picks” in the Family-Education category.

Diane's twitter name is “ClassicaScholar” and you can find her on Facebook as Diane Lockman.

Diane will be speaking on:
Reading Aloud: The Key to Language Development
Words are fundamental to learning. In the early years, a child acquires words through hearing. Later, he visually internalizes words. Parents who read aloud to their children contribute more to early language development than any other factor by creating a pleasant experience in which the child both sees and hears the text. In this workshop, Diane will share three studies that provide concrete evidence that kids who regularly hear and see the written word have a distinct advantage over their peers. Do you want kids who love to read? Are you having trouble encouraging your kids to write? Do your kids struggle with spelling? Take away at least a dozen new ideas that you can try next week!

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