Homeschool With Confidence
Are you looking for a beginners guide to help you start home educating or are you already in the homeschool trenches feeling stuck and in need of a reboot to help you fall back in love with it?
How would it feel to start building the homeschool of your dreams insha'Allah? One inspired by your own unique family; not mine or anyone else's; but yours.
How would it feel to crush the homeschool fears that hold you back?
How would it feel to beat the challenges that come your way?
How would it feel to wake up each morning with excitement about your homeschool day?
How would it feel to say goodbye to overwhelm and safe doubt about your ability to successfully educate your family without school?
How would it feel to homeschool with confidence?
Homeschool With Confidence is a transformative 16-week course designed to provide you with detailed information, support, mentorship and guidance all in the same place. Allowing you to focus on building a happy thriving homeschool you are confident, excited and passionate about bi'ithnillah.
It is perfect for mums in the early stages of homeschool, those preparing to start in the future as well as current home educators in need of a boot-camp reboot and motivation boost.
Lose self-doubt and welcome confidence
Homeschool With Confidence is an opportunity for your own professional development as a Muslim mother and home educator. Its content guides you to successfully grow your homeschool and build the know-how to crush challenges that get in your way so your family can thrive!
Over sixteen weeks (that's just shy of four months!) you will explore guiding principles to help you kick start your adventure or provide a reboot so you can step into your homeschool adventure with greater certainty in your ability to succeed insha'Allah, knowing what options are available to you.
When you know what options you have, you have freedom.
What this course gives you
One of the most effective ways to master something new, is to find someone already doing what you want and use them as a mentor. Most of us don't have any experience of home education until we jump right into it. Figuring out what we "should" be doing can be daunting. Having a mentor saves you time learning what has taken others years to discover and understand, as well as avoid some rookie mistakes!
Homeschool With Confidence will provide you with this dedicated mentorship, but more than this, adds a little dose of gentle coaching alongside to help you find the answers you need that work for you.
When you want to understand home education, it is not the teachers or the educationists who can help with information and support. Yes they can certainly benefit. But it isn't these who can provide a comprehensive understanding of educating at home without school. When you want to know about homeschool then you have to go to the homeschooling mum. The homeschool mother is what I like to call the university professor to everything that is homeschool.
This programme will provide you with everything you need to find your homeschool feet all in one place. My objective is not to provide a one-size-fits-all doctrine to getting the best of homeschool. My objective is to help you carve a path that meets the individual needs of your family. There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach and this is the beauty of home education that you will discover.
You will benefit from a series of 16 carefully constructed live Master Classes that will:
- Introduce and explain home education; addressing what homeschool is and more importantly what it is not.
- Bust the common homeschool myths and misconceptions that hold people back and extended families often worry about.
- Show you how to address your homeschool fears and beat them so they don't overpower you bi'ithnillah.
- Address the importance and impact of mindset in sustaining homeschool longevity.
- Explore why deschooling is important for you as well as your child (because even if your children have not been to school, you have).
- Introduce and explain popular homeschool methods and warn against that which is harmful to the Muslim.
- Look at how we can adapt popular homeschool methods to suit the Muslim home.
- Explain what Education Philosophies are and help you to write your own.
- Guide you to uncover your homeschool why?
- Show you how you can build your homeschool routine that brings about consistency and ease
- Explore popular strategies to homeschool organisation
- Guide you through simple lesson planning principles (even if you hate to plan...I got you covered)
- Show you how to create a homeschool space that invites curiosity and sparks interest - no matter the size of your home or budget
- Uncover some simple strategies to run and manage your home like a pro alongside homeschool
- Guide you to create your own homeschool map to meet the individual needs and goals of your family
- Support you as a home educator
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16 Homeschool Master Classes for the Muslim Mother
Each week offers a new Master Class that you can join live, or view the recorded replay any time more convenient to you. Whether you show up to the live class or catch the recordings later, you're always able to ask your questions and interact with fellow participants in our own private community space (it is not Facebook since I know many of you don't like to use it).
Week 1: Introducing Home Education
Our first week introduces the concept of home education, which is often confused for being school-at-home so we will address what it is and what it is not.
Week 2: Benefits Of Homeschool
We'll take a look at some of the benefits of home education; exploring them in relation to academics, family, social, Islam and general homeschool perks.
Week 3: Busting The Myths
Home education has many misconceptions. In this class we will bust the 9 most common homeschool myths that hold many people back from starting and families often worry about.
Week 4: Deschooling Explained
It can be really difficult to shake off and break away from the school mindset. To help you do this it is important to go through a deschooling process....even if your child has never been in school; because you have. In our fourth class together we'll walk you through deschooling your children if they have been in school, as well as deschooling yourself.
Week 5: Facing Your Homeschool Fears
It is not uncommon to have anxieties around home educating your family. Fears can be helpful by keeping you on your toes, however, they shouldn't hold you back. In the Facing Your Homeschool Fears class, you'll take a look at the importance of mindset and beliefs. You will be invited to explore your worries around home educating, and learn how to crush them one by one insha'Allah
Week 6: Homeschool Styles
Are you confused about homeschool methods and education philosophies? Do you have to follow a method or can you freestyle it? In this class, we'll explore education beliefs and take a look at Montessori, Charlotte Mason, Unschooling, Unit Studies, Classical, Eclectic and warn the dangers of Waldorf for the Muslim family.
Week 7: Run Your Home Like A PRO
Whether you have a type-A personality that craves order, the inherent characteristics of a sloppy teen or something in between, we'll take a look at strategies to manage the home so that you can end overwhelm and spend more time doing the things that matter.
Week 8: Building Your Routine
Confused by schedules and routines. You'll discover the difference between each and learn the easy way to build up your homeschool day in a sustainable way.
Week 9: Creating A Morning Basket
Morning basket, morning time and circle time are all used to mean the same thing; a period of time where the family comes together to start the day with read alouds, games and gentle learning activities. In this class we'll take a deep-dive to look at how you can start one in your home no matter the age of your children; from tots to teens.
Week 10: Organising Homeschool
I'll introduce you to three tools for you and your children to help keep your homeschool ticking smoothly without guilt, pressure or stress!
Week 11: Knowing Your Children
Knowing Your Children is the first of a two-part workshop on homeschool planning. This thing we call education is not something we just "do to" our children, rather it is something they are part of. They are at the centre of it all. I'll walk you through getting to really know your children so that you can utilise that information to address their needs and find meaningful learning opportunities unique to them.
Week 12: Planning 101
Discover simple lesson planning tools to help you design your own lessons as well as discover what you can do to stay on track and feel in control if planning ahead really doesn't suit you.
Week 13: Inviting Learning
Learning happens when children are interested and engaged. We'll investigate the natural wonder of children and look at ways that encourage happiness and willingness to learn.
Week 14: Creating Your Homeschool Space
It is not the size of your home or budget that matters when it comes to creating a homeschool space that invites children to discover, learn and create. We'll take a look at how you can carve a home space that is conducive to encouraging organic interest and learning with your family.
Week 15: Learning Toolkit
Learning experiences are not restricted to a lined exercise book. I want to show you fun, engaging methods you can use to bring everyday learning to life at home.
Week 16: Parting Advice and Q&A
In our final Masterclass, I'll share some homeschool insights that it usually takes mums years to learn together with my parting advice as you set forward into your new journey before ending with a final Q&A session.
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Fantastic resources to empower your journey
A carefully designed workbook to help you design your homeschool journey with ease, packed with guided prompts to help you build upon the insights gained through the course insha'Allah.
Please note this will arrive to you as a PDF so you will need to print it. It is printer-friendly so you don't need to worry about exhausting your ink cartridge! Alternatively, you can also use your own journal and view the workbook digitally and follow the guided prompts.
Detailed Class Notes
Each week you'll receive classnotes capturing the main takeaways from each session so you don't have to worry about missing anything important.
Not only this, you have two versions to choose from:
- Plain text-only ink-friendly classnotes to go easy on your printer
- Full-colour designed classnotes suited for digital viewing on your smartphone, tablet or another electronic device that will open a PDF.
Online Community Support
Throughout the 16 week programme, you will have access to a private online forum to allow you to ask questions as well as interact and create discussions with fellow participants.
The forum is not through Facebook since many of you don't use it, and also won't require you to download anything to use.
6 Awesome Bonuses
BONUS 1: Common Homeschool Questions Answered eBook
You don't need to wait until the course begins to start getting answers. As soon as you sign up you will have immediate access to this eBook that answers some of the most common questions around homeschool to provide you with a quick-look resource. More than answering questions, it also provides you with coaching questions to help you find the unique answers that are right for you.
BONUS 2: Homeschool Planner 2020/2021 PDF
During our Planning 101 (week 12) I will show you how to plan homeschool without using a premade planner. However, I get it, sometimes it makes life easier having something in front of you and so as an added free bonus I am throwing in my printable Homeschool Planner 2020/2021.
If you're curious at what's inside the homeschool planner, you can take a look here.
BONUS 3: Creating Your Family Map Activity Guide & Video
Knowing your "homeschool why" is incredibly powerful. It is what will provide you with focus, direction and meaning, and will help you get back on track during the days you start to feel a little lost.
Creating Your Family Map is a set of four activities to do together with your family (although you can do alone) to help you figure out your homeschool why, by paying attention to what matters to each of you.
The interactive tasks will take you on a deep-dive journey of exploration to uncover what you believe matters in relation to academic learning, relationships, values and Islam; now and in the long term future so that you can carve a path to help you get there.
You'll receive a pdf guide as well as a video to help walk you through following the exercises.
BONUS 4: Telegram Community Group
Even after our 16 weeks together, you won't be alone. You'll be invited to join our private Telegram group so you can continue to access and benefit from mutual group support in our very own homeschooling community.
Here, you'll also benefit from a reminder each month to work on your Monthly Reminders (an activity I'll teach you during the course that will help you to get the BEST out of your homeschool insha'Allah).
Bonus 5: Workshop -Preparing Your Homeschool During Ramadan
This is a brand new bonus for this year's 3rd cohort!
We'll be finishing the 16-week programme a few weeks before Ramadan insha'Allah. During Ramadan routines for most families often change in order to take advantage of the blessings of this month. When it comes to homeschool, we can easily get caught between doing what we think we should do to keep up with academics, and what we'd like to do to benefit spiritually.
I've added a one-day workshop to help you decide whether to continue to homeschool through the month or not, and show you how to prepare a plan to make it a productive and enjoyable experience with your children whether you decide to carry on with homeschool or not, bi'ithnillah.
Bonus 6: Free access to future course reruns
One of the most striking benefits that make this course different to all others, is each time I rerun the course, you'll be invited to access those new live / recorded classes at no extra charge! Allowing you to get a MASSIVE reboot each year!
It should be noted, although the live programme is not hosted through Facebook, in order to access this bonus of attending future reruns, you will require a Facebook account since that is where the new live classes will be streamed for you to participate. If you don't have an account I recommend you create one just for the purpose of accessing that group to benefit.
NEW ADDED EXTRA BONUS #7:
3 Virtual Tea & Chat sessions spread across the programme. Think of it like a Zoom coffee morning. An opportunity for our Homeschool With Confidence community to do the talking! Discuss benefits and insights from the past several classes together, share how you are applying that in your homeschool and troubleshoot any difficulties.
These will be audio-only meetings (no camera required) and won't be recorded to allow participants to be comfortable to share their thoughts openly.
The dates for these virtual community Tea & Chats are:
- Sunday 17th January 2021
- Sunday 21st February 2021
- Sunday 4th April 2021
The time is to be selected by participants - a choice of 10:30am or 2pm UK time. The majority preference will be selected.
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Who is this course for?
- Mums and mums to be, seeking to find out about home education and prepare ready before their children are old enough to start
- Brand new homeschool Mums
- Homeschool Mums in the early stages of homeschool who are still finding their feet and would like some guidance
- Mums who may have been home educating a while and are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, needing a reboot, guidance and support.
- Mums who have children already in school and would like to homeschool
Live classes are Wednesdays BST (UK time) at 10:30am
We begin 16th December 2020 - 31st March 2021
If your schedule doesn't fit neatly with mine, class recordings will also be available within 24 hours of each live session, so you can view at any time most convenient to you. (Remember you can still interact with me and other participants in the community forum)
The Bonus workshop: Preparing Your Homeschool During Ramadan, will be on Wednesday 7th April insha'Allah.
Live classes are held on Zoom. (Recordings don't require Zoom). I'll send you instructions on how to download and use Zoom, so don't worry if you're not already familiar with it. It's super easy to use.
If you're in a country that blocks Zoom I have alternative provisions so you can attend live. Please contact me if you require this.
Will I receive printed materials?
All the course materials are PDFs that can be viewed digitally or printed for your own use.
How much does it cost?
That works out to only a £10 a week and is inclusive of all the materials and support you receive on top of the Master Classes throughout the program, not to mention the six awesome free-bonuses! Those bonuses alone are valued at well over £250!
Can I pay in instalments?
You can pay the workshop fee in full, or alternately you can make four equal monthly instalments of £40.
Can men join or listen in?
This is strictly a women-only course. It is important that you are able to view the Master Class presentations where no men can hear, or to instead use headphones.
You are welcome to share the class notes and text material with your husband to aid your discussion, however, he can not listen to the class audios.
Who is teaching this programme?
I'm Umm Khadeeja, owner of amuslimhomeschool.com where I've been writing articles, sharing resources and supporting fellow home educating mums for over a decade!
Alhamdulillah, my family is in our 11th official homeschool year! Something I would never have believed all those years ago before we embarked on this exciting journey.
We started when my eldest who is now nearing the end of secondary education preparing to sit her examinations, was four years old. It has been an action-packed eleven years and alhamdulillah, we are still going!
I'll tell you I've made the mistakes and experienced the fog that blinds you. I've faced the hardships and difficulties as well as the celebrations and wins. It is through these personal experiences along with a decade of working in supporting our home educating community and my coach training, that I can help you insha'Allah.
I am passionate about home education and I want to show you how you can be too. This course has been a labour of love in its creation because I'm dedicated to ensuring you get the information, support and guidance you need. It is my mission to provide value with the support and guidance you need so you and your family really can thrive insha'Allah.
Homeschool With Confidence is a completely interactive course that you will get the most out of when you fully participate and engage. It doesn't matter whether you show up to the live classes or the recorded replays, when you do the assignments and interact in the community forum you will get the most benefit from this experience we have together.
Each week I will give you simple assignments designed to help you process each class and draw upon what your homeschool needs. I encourage you to do these and share with coursemates (although it is up to you if you want to complete the exercises and share or keep them private). You'll find when completing the assignments, you will gain more from the experience with me. You have to take action, and I'm here to help you do that, insha'Allah.
By the end of the programme, you will be empowered by your decision to educate your family without school, because you'll know the options you have and a clear direction for where you want to go.
Are you ready to sign up and start building the homeschool of your dreams?
If you're ready to:
- beat the fears that hold you back
- crush overwhelm
- say goodbye to self-doubt
- save the set backs of making rookie mistakes
- find your homeschool confidence
...then please join me for almost four months of mentorship and guidance. Working together, we'll help you build the homeschool of your dreams insha'Allah. Not my version of an ideal homeschool or anyone else's....yours.
This is THE programme to equip you to homeschool with confidence insha'Allah! Sixteen weeks of dedicated information, guidance, activity and support -designed to help you play full out in your homeschool, overcome challenges and thrive!
Even after the end of the course, you'll still have access to support in our private Telegram community, so I won't be leaving you all alone once we're done here. One of the most valuable assets to any home educating mum is community and comradery. A tribe of fellow home educators to help thrash out problems and offer advice from perspectives you may not have thought to consider.
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Over 350 sisters from around the globe have participated in this course in 2020, take a look at some of their testimonials and you be the judge....
It was the most amazing 16 week experience learning in and out about Homeschooling with with umm khadeeja and our fellow sisters. Sharing their view and implementing what we can, it made me realize that homeschooling isn't a magic word but a beautiful process where we grow younger with our kids. Each day no matter how hard it is, homeschooling with confidence course gave me so many lessons that to never give up on your ultimate goal. Jazakallahu khairan umm khadeeja!!
I felt it was comprehensive and beneficial. Felt so comfortable and could have listened to umm khadeeja all day (bit like you do with a therapist) Allahumma barik laha
May Allah bless you and give you continued barakah in your life sis. I really enjoyed and gained a lot from the course alhamdulillah.
I learned how to connect with my children in terms of their learning and developing their confidence and other skills. This course was an eye opener for lots of myths and misconceptions about homeschooling. I would highly recommend this course to all my friends. Insha Allah!
The course equipped me as I had imagined when i joined. It gave the confidence, information and circle of fellow home educating mums I was searching for. I refer to my notes for that pick me up when i need it. I love how you covered all the possible obstacles in home education and prepared us for tough days. The advice will always stay with me and I hope to pass on if and when needed by fellow home eds
MashaAllah, the sincerity, honesty and earnestness with which umm khadeeja took us on this journey, she has made a place in our lives for ever, May Allah SWT bless you with his bounties, barakah and emaan!
Some profound advise, Incredibly useful, powerful, empowering and did as stated raised the confidence in starting the journey of homeEducating. Jazakallah khair Umm Umm Khadija.
this course was amazing i learned alot umme khadeeja put great effort in it ..it is just like a booster for me whenever i feel down i open one of my required sis lectures amazing thing is that being a member of this course am bounded wd these like minded sis forever as i am not alone in this journey nd bonus part is that i can join this coutse again next year for free
I have hugely benefitted from the course. The class notes have everything from A to Z about homeschooling. What the homeschooling requires and hacks of it. Sister has put lots of effort in the course, especially in making the notes and worksheets, which has made huge benefit. The worksheets were extremely useful and most of them are things we can turn back to when in our lows. Jazakillah khair. BarakAllah feeki Umm Khadeejah
I find the course very informative especially since I am new to homeschooling. I did learn a lot of new things, gained a lot of information through shared experience among the sisters which all helps to increase my own self assurance in my homeschooling journey and build some confidence.
I have benefitted a lot from this course Alhamdulillah. The first few classes were especially beneficial for me as a new Mom hoping to homeschool some day inshaa Allah. They laid the foundation for the mental aspect of beginning homeschooling. The classes after that were very beneficial as well as they gave different tools, strategies and ideas; a lot of information in one place. The course felt very professionally made and handled by Umm Khadeejah Allahuma barik laha. This is a well rounded course and a purchase that i feel I got my money’s worth out of Allahuma barik laha.
Masha-Allah its an excellent course for both new and old home-school Mums. I would recommend to my Muslim sisters this course, to learn about homescooling as well as get some great tips, shared by Ummu Khadeeja in the course to make positive improvement to the home-schooling experience, since it is Islamic based it is easier for us Muslimahs to relate to. Jazakillah Khair for all your time and amazing effort.
A thoroughly informative, engaging course filled with passion and love for home education. Highly recommend.
It was a pleasure to be part of a truly wonderful group. Directing us towards good , making us strong home ed mums and helping us raise the next generation in a world that is forever changing and challenging. Knowing there are other on this journey, local and far always feels comforting as this path can be isolating as its often unknown. I hope to continue learning a d look forward to building a network of mums to support and bounce off whilst embarking on this home ed journey with my family. Much kindness and respect to you all
How awesome would it be to meet the sisters in person bi ithnillah
I really appreciated that there were literally years of research and experience condensed into one course. It has saved me so much time in random googling; and even I DID find the time (which I wouldn't) I probably still wouldn't have come up with all the information in this course. I have downloaded most of your free PDF's from A Muslim Homeschool website and one of the first things I noticed was how much more in depth the Homeschool with Confidence course materials were. The FAQ's with self coaching questions have really helped me (and it's something my husband and I can do together also).
It really helped my confidence. I found a lot of value from the live sessions, hearing that confirmation that there are struggles, but it can be done with Allahs' permission and our effort. I think as mums a lot of us have a tendency to put ourselves down without realising how much it affects our kids, our home life and our ability to educate them. The live sessions were great, really well organised, and I've made notes and looked over them and appreciate that they were recorded as I couldn't attend all of them.
It answered all my main questions about homeschooling. I'm just in my second year as my kids are very little (6 and 3 and baby too) so one of the outcomes of the course for me was that I finally see home schooling as sustainable for our family in the long run, and motivated to keep going whatever obstacles come, with Allahs' permission.
Subhanallah, this workshop was actually way beyond my expectations. Alhamdulillah.
I was very satisfied with the course and it actually went beyond my expectations, barrak Allahu feeki.
ALLHUMDULLIAH the sister covered all areas in so much depth that after each class I get really motivated and get so much confidence to teach my kids.
Umm Khadeeja unravels the mystery of home education for some one who is new to it. The workshop helped in understanding the concepts and changed the mindset I had about homeschooling. Truly enlightening.
Overall the workshop was well designed and planned. Definitely gave a better insight to homeschooling.
Homeschooling with confidence by Umm Khadeeja is a great tool for us moms who are taking the home school journey with our beloved ones : Our children. When I first came across with the workshop I knew I couldn't miss it. It gave me relief and happiness, why not? Jazakallahu khair, Umm Khadeeja. You're such a devoted mom. Thank you!
The notes the conversation was fantastic! When i feel low i grab one of her class notes and read them and its helps me alot! Jazakallahu Khairan:)
The materials were amazing. I can't imagine the number of hours spent on creating all of the resources and the extras. Very beneficial and informative. If you're thinking of homeschooling or if you already homeschool do not hesitate to join the course in the future. BarakaLlahu feekum
This course was unbelievably insightful for all those who have homeschooling doubts or fears. Everytime I would attend a session I would feel extremely motivated to pursue my vision and make it a reality. Really really recommend this course. SubhanAllah Umm Khadeeja is extremely generous with her knowledge can't thank her enough.
Mashallah, Umme Khadeejah did an awesome job with this workshop. Notes, classes, workbooks, planners, etc. Mashallah she provided me with everything I needed. She's encouraged me to be so much more creative and has done so much research for this. May Allah ta'ala reward her for taking out so much time to present all this valuable information. Aameen.
I got the help i needed from your course. Barakallahu feeki
I would definitely recommend this course to all those wanting to Homeschool. It has really been a beneficial introductory course, an eye opener to what home education is really about. May Allah reward you immensely for bringing this out to us.
I have been debating with myself over homeschooling or sending my kid to preschool for a while. After this course though i feel empowered with the knowledge and tips that i am enough for my children. It was lovely meeting other mums on the forum. The homeschool map has helped make my vision for my homeschool much clearer and the workbook equally helpful in opening me up from overcoming my fears to new ways of looking at things
I feel like I benefitted a lot from the Homeschooling with confidence workshop Alhamdulillah. There was a lot of information that new homeschoolers need to know all available in one place. It was very well thought out, laid out and presented very professionally Allahuma barik laki. JazakAllahu khairan for all the hard work you put into this project and the much needed advice and suggestions. I especially benefitted from your answers to my questions in the discussion forum. BarakAllahu feeki. I look forward to more of your classes in the future inshaa Allah
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I don't live in the UK, will this course still benefit me?
Homeschool With Confidence offers guidance in the every day practical strategies of home education that applies no matter where you are in the world. We do not cover the legalities of homeschool, since this differs from country to country and State to State.
I can't make the live time, can I access recordings?
If you're unable to make the live sessions each week, I got you covered! You can view the recordings any time after each live, and even work through them at your own pace. While some sisters do attend live each week, from my experience I've seen that about 75% of participants prefer to view the replays at a time convenient to them. You can still interact in our community forum.
Will I receive printed materials?
All the materials are PDFs that you can either view digitally or print at home for your own use.
Can I join with a friend?
Course placements are for one participant only. It isn't permitted to share a seat. However, you can join with a friend and both/all receive a 10% discount. Email me to arrange this firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in a country that blocks Zoom, can I attend?
To view the recorded replays you do not require Zoom. However if you would like to join live, you can join live through a private Facebook Group where I will live stream insha'Allah.
Can I spread the cost?
Yes, you can spread the cost over 4 equal monthly payments.
Will I receive any physical product?
The course materials are all digital. No physical product will be sent to you.
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