Blair Lee, MS
Blair Lee, MS earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. Blair is the author of The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course, the primary author for the critically acclaimed REAL Science Odyssey Series, and co-author of Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, and Impact. She has been involved in science education for over two decades, first as a community college professor and secondly as a curriculum developer. Blair writes concept-rich, hands-on courses that include mainstream science presenting the accepted facts, theories, and models as would be recommended by the majority of practicing experts in each field of science. She is a passionate advocate of innovative academics where the focus is on how subjects are best learned. Through her speaking and writing, her goal is to empower educators to dare to be innovative and create something unique and academically-rich when handcrafting their students’ education. Blair Lee, MS is the founder of Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers and SEA Books & More. The SEA Community has been asking Blair to teach online classes for years. With her son, whom she homeschooled from 1st grade through high school graduation, now thriving in college, Blair is excited to start SEA Online Classes and have the opportunity to support homeschoolers around the world on their own unique journeys through learning.
April 23, 2021
4:05pm EDT/1:05pm PDT
Do you have questions about homeschooling? Bring them to this open Q&A to ask an experienced homeschool expert!
April 24, 2021
1:40pm EDT/10:40am PDT
Your Best Year of Science. EVER!
Join scientist, curriculum developer, and homeschooler Blair Lee, M.S. for a talk focused on how you can plan and find resources for a great year of science learning. This talk is geared from grades K-12. There will be a 20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session where you can get answers to your science planning and resources questions. Blair will be giving time tested advice about handcrafting a year of science that focuses on the unique strengths, challenges, and passions or your student.
Live attendees will also be entered into a drawing for one of three copies of Blair’s book, The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course.
April 25, 2021
1:40pm EDT/10:40pm PDT
Using a Multimodal Approach to Enhance Balanced Learning
Homeschooling parents often say that they want to raise lifelong learners. That is a worthy goal, but how can you as your child’s primary teacher and mentor help make that happen? One thing you can do to help your child love learning is to plan so that they become a more balanced learner. Balanced learners range from strong to competent using all of the four primary learning modes: visual, aural (auditory), kinesthetic, or reading and writing learner.
Most people access information at a higher level when it is presented in a way that supports one to two of the primary learning modalities (modes). For each individual, this is a natural outcome of how their brain works. As a long-term strategy, however, learners are best prepared when they are balanced (multimodal) learners. Balanced learners are able to fit the mode to the task.
By thoughtfully pairing academic strengths with modalities that need work you can handcraft a multimodal approach that will lead to more balanced learning. Join Blair Lee for easy strategies and tips you can use to teach your child to use the four primary learning modes on their way to becoming a lifelong learner.