Tuesday, October 9, 2018

On Fire! Philippine Homeschool Convention 2018

ON Fire

Last September 22, I attended ON FIRE! Philippine Homeschool Convention 2018 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City. It was my first time to attend in my five years of homeschooling! I've been wanting to attend this conference and fortunately, it was made possible after I won a FREE ticket from Our living Learning. Thanks, Gina!

On Fire

I came to the conference and bumped into Gina at the escalator going to the event. We had a quick chitchat before I appeared to my friends who were there already. I was late and missed, (I think) 2-3 plenary sessions. But still, I was able to attend a few morning talks. There's a total of 9 speakers, so it wasn't really a big miss on my part.

In the afternoon, I attended these talks: Teaching the Most Feared Activity: Public Speaking by Dr. Teresa Moon, Finding Your Village: Starting and Sustaining Co-ops and Support Groups by Moira Bulan-Bunyi and, of course, my sought-after talk,  How to Inject Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in Your Homeschool by Gina Guerrero-Roldan. I'm a Gina fan here! Haha! :)

On Fire
with Gina Roldan of Our Living Learning

The event was packed with talks from great speakers and seasoned homeschoolers. Each talk has its own learnings and you will surely relate depending on what season you are in your journey. The Expo has great exhibitors with exciting products and wonderful freebies. We were able to visit each one of them because we need them to sign a paper for us to be qualified for the raffle. :)

On Fire
Photo Credit to Laksmi Maluya of Gopala Learning Haven

Although I've been homeschooling for a while now,  I know I still need to attend homeschool conventions like this to learn new things, discover new wonders and spark new ideas. It was such a great experience for me! I've met new and old friends at the event and the Homeschool Community is just very warm and welcoming. Whether you are a newbie or not, you won't feel left out. We learned a great deal not just from the speakers but even to our seatmates too! :)

On Fire
with Michelle Padrelanan, one of the organizers

I came home on fire and inspired to start a new homeschool year knowing that homeschooling works and this is indeed the best option for us. This is something that we will continue doing until God says otherwise. I was refreshed and reminded to always seek to Know, Respond, Commit and Live Out with the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in our homeschooling. All the more, I am more assured to do it the Charlotte Mason way. 

Took this home aside from other free goodies!

Thanks to Educating for Life for holding this event, 'til next!

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