Frequently Asked Questions
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If you’re getting started with homeschooling, or someone you know has started homeschooling, you probably have a lot of questions. We’ve designed this page to answer some of the most frequently asked questions people ask about homeschooling. We hope you find it helpful. If you still have questions, feel free to email your homeschooling questions to help@shbe.info or one of … Read More

Help
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Saskatchewan Home Based Educators Saskatchewan Home Based Educators (SHBE) seeks to support homeschool families by providing guidance on getting started, making guides and templates to comply with regulations, and organizing a yearly homeschool convention. SHBE also connects families with local support groups, writes and publishes articles for SHBEJournal, and holds info sessions. To do this, SHBE meets regularly with school … Read More

What [re-]started the homeschool movement – interview with Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Raymond Moore
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In addition to the brief reference below, Fred and Gwen shared their recollection of homeschooling in Saskatchewan in the very early years of the “new” homeschool movement. Fred and Gwen shared with SHBE at the convention in 2016: https://shbe.ca/recordings/2016/Fred-Gwen-Funk.Memories-of-1980-and-SHBE.mp3 Ever wonder what started (actually re-started, because homeschooling has been the norm for all but about the last hundred years of … Read More

Getting Started
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Here is a short presentation about Getting Started with Home Based Education in Saskatchewan. Step 1: Why? What are your reasons for homeschooling?Step 2: What? What does your child need to learn to be “Successful”?Step 3: How? You know your child best: How does your child learn best? What is your teaching style?Step 4: Plan! Start learning about curriculum, resources, clubs and activities.Step 5: File. … Read More

Advanced Placement exams – shared experience
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Thanks to SHBE Member and my friend Kris Nelson for allowing SHBE to use this article. You can follow Kris on Facebook at Just a Pen and Paper: https://www.facebook.com/justapenandpaper     – I wanted to share our experience and some info we have learned about AP exams (Advanced Placement). Homeschoolers are eligible to write AP exams arranged by their local … Read More

Homeschooling high school – shared experience
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Thanks to SHBE Member and my friend Kris Nelson for allowing SHBE to use this article. You can follow Kris on Facebook at Just a Pen and Paper: https://www.facebook.com/justapenandpaper     – I wanted to encourage those considering homeschooling high school! Many here in Saskatchewan do, and it’s not as overwhelming as some may think! I never imagined I would … Read More

SHBE Membership, information and opportunities
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You can partner with SHBE by filling out a membership form: https://shbe.ca/membership/   SHBE is a collection of hundreds of homeschool families in the province governed by a volunteer board of elected homeschool members.SHBE is the official voice for home based educators in Saskatchewan.  SHBE assists in creating a positive network and a positive political environment for those who choose home based education. SHBE provides supportive, … Read More

Thoughts on CBC article
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Some thoughts after reading this… 1) Great job by my friends Twyla McDougall and Monique Wilms. They represented homeschooling well as usual. 2) The CBC seemed to attempt to be fair, and I think this is written from a perspective of the general public, who are generally surprised that no “expert” is overseeing or assisting parents to educate their children.  3) … Read More