Blair Lee, MS

SEA Homeschoolers

Online Conference Series Speaker

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Blair Lee, MS

Blair Lee, MS, is the founder of SEA Homeschoolers. 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 home educators to dare to be innovative and create learning that is unique, academically-rich, and profound when handcrafting their students’ education.
Through SEA Publishing, Blair has authored Microbiology, The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course, and co-authored Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, and Impact. She is the primary author of the critically acclaimed REAL Science Odyssey Series from Pandia Press. She has been involved in science education for over two decades, first as a community college professor and then 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.a book focused on helping us teach our kids.

March 2024 Talks

Sunday
March 17, 2024
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Evaluations that Nurture Growth

Evaluations are not simply tools for assessment; they are powerful catalysts for growth. By providing insights, feedback, and guidance, they empower students and educators, optimizing the learning process. Evaluating work is also hard to do, especially when the work is done by your own child. Join Blair Lee for this talk focused on using a growth-oriented approach that takes the individual into account to truly nurture academic growth.

***This session includes a giveaway***

Look for a PDF with slides coming in March.

Saturday
March 16, 2024
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Ages & Stages: Let’s Talk High School

You might think that brain development in high school is a continuation of what was going on in middle school. That is not the case, however. The brain development of 14- to 19-year-olds is not simply a continuation of middle school processes. While there are some continuities, significant shifts also occur, making high school a distinct stage in brain development. Join Blair Lee for this talk focused on the implications for learning as a result of this brain development. I will also discuss the specific learning skills students will want to work on in high school.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in March.

June 2024 Talks

Time & Date: To Be Determined

Homeschooling 101

The most profound part of homeschooling is the handcrafted journey that happens when an education is tailored for the individual. Doesn’t that sound like something worth providing for your child? But… How do you do it? How do you provide something that honors your learner and provides the important academic skills and knowledge they need? 

In this practical Homeschooling 101 workshop, Blair Lee will cover the basics of crafting a personalized education that ignites your child’s learning and empowers YOU. She will guide you through curriculum navigation, insights into who your child is as a learner, and essential startup tips to help you develop a clear roadmap for creating a thriving homeschool journey for your unique child. She will give you practical advice about what you REALLY need to get started.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in June.

Time & Date: To Be Determined

A Learner-Centered Approach to Choosing Curriculum and Programs

One of the key benefits for homeschooled children is that their academic journey is handcrafted to honor who they are as learners. The hardest part of that is finding curriculum and programs that are the best fit for your student. Join Blair Lee as she walks you through the process of determining who your child is as a learner and how you can find materials that engage and motivate while helping to connect your child with their learning.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in June.

Time & Date: To Be Determined

Science Learning and the Writing Revolution: A Perfect Combination

Like a powerful chemical reaction, the synergy between science and the Writing Revolution (TWR) can produce transformative results in a student’s learning journey. Science and TWR can work in concert, boosting both science and writing skills. By combining the rigor of science with the practical guidance of TWR, you can create a powerful learning environment that fosters not only deeper scientific understanding but also the essential skills of effective communication and critical thinking. Join Blair Lee, M.S., a scientist and trained TWR educator, for this talk focused on combining science and TWR to energize and deepen learning.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in June.

August 2024 Talks

Time & Date: To Be Determined

Homeschooling 101

The most profound part of homeschooling is the handcrafted journey that happens when an education is tailored for the individual. Doesn’t that sound like something worth providing for your child? But… How do you do it? How do you provide something that honors your learner and provides the important academic skills and knowledge they need? 

In this practical Homeschooling 101 workshop, Blair Lee will cover the basics of crafting a personalized education that ignites your child’s learning and empowers YOU. She will guide you through curriculum navigation, insights into who your child is as a learner, and essential startup tips to help you develop a clear roadmap for creating a thriving homeschool journey for your unique child. She will give you practical advice about what you REALLY need to get started.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in August.

Time & Date: To Be Determined

Alternative, Engaging, and Intellectually Stimulating an Academic Approach to Homeschooling

When people hear the word academic, they often think “dry and boring desk work.” But academic homeschooling can be innovative, organic, intellectually stimulating, and fun. In this talk, Blair Lee will discuss innovative, alternative methods that go beyond traditional academics, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and real-world skills. She will discuss strategies like using project-based learning, hands-on exploration with unit studies, and more to enhance learner engagement and improve learning. This talk is full of practical tips and resources to make your homeschool journey fun and academic.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in August.

Time & Date: To Be Determined

Imposter Syndrome & Homeschooling

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Homeschoolers have a dream of what their children’s education can look like that is personal, meaningful, and important. We want to get it “just” right. As we work to make that dream a reality, a lot of pieces must come together. We take on the roles of teacher, curriculum designer, and motivator. This can lead to imposter syndrome. Adults are not alone in this. Kids can have imposter syndrome too. The good news is that applying a growth mindset to imposter syndrome can help you overcome this stressor.

This popular talk has been updated with some new content.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in August.

November 2024 Talks

Time & Date: To Be Determined

Educating Before, During, and After a Complex Concussion

A Personal Story

In 2011 and 2012, my son’s world changed. Two complex concussions led to a years-long struggle, testing our family’s resilience and forcing us to navigate the complexities of brain trauma. The concussions impacted every aspect of his life, including his ability to learn and concentrate. Academic work that was once easy for him became mountains. The path to recovery was paved not just with doctor’s visits but with innovative learning strategies. Join Blair Lee as she shares this part of her family’s homeschooling journey.

Look for a PDF with slides coming in November.

Time & Date: To Be Determined

How to Homeschool Without Losing Your Mind Subtitle: Finding Balance

Drowning in lesson plans and laundry? Feeling like you’re failing despite giving it your all? Homeschooling can feel stressful, fueled by unfair expectations and the comparison trap. In this talk, discover how to break free from that cycle and build a joyful, sustainable homeschool journey for you and your child. Learn how to fairly evaluate your progress, reclaim your time and sanity, and empower yourself to create a thriving learning environment without sacrificing your well-being. Join Blair Lee for advice and information focused on unlocking the secrets to a homeschool experience that nourishes everyone, including you!

Look for a PDF with slides coming in November.

SEA Homeschooling - Inspiration, Help, Resources, & Support

Whether you’re new to homeschooling or have been homeschooling for years, we’re here to support you and provide you with the resources you need to succeed! One way we do so is through our conference series, but we also have a wealth of other resources, including masterclasses, a free homeschoolers magazine, SEA book store, and more. Plus, our Facebook group is more than 100,000 families strong, and we’re confident that you’ll be able to connect with other homeschoolers who share your values! Join our secular homeschooling community today!