Want to raise lifelong learners?

Be one.

Moms must be learners, too.

We want our kids to love learning, to be self-motivated, to not try to fight us through the school day but rather be eager and excited to learn.

The question we must ask is are we that way?

Do we want to know about history, about mankind, about Creation, about God? Whether or not we want to can be told not by our feelings or words, but by our actions.

Come join us for a day that will inspire you to be a learner alongside your children, a day that will cultivate your own desire to know, a day that will refresh your spirits and renew your perspective.

What is scholé?

Dr. Christopher Perrin of Classical Academic Press summarizes the idea of scholé as “restful learning.”

It is a Greek word that is translated as leisure and from which English derives the word “school.” How do leisure and school go together? In Industrial models, they do not; however, as home educators we are seeking to build an education that fits a home environment rather than an institution setting, a human person rather than a data-driven standard, a humble love of knowledge rather than a selfish knowledge-as-power mindset.

Scholé is an attitude that loves truth, goodness, and beauty because they are reflections of God Himself. It is teaching & learning from rest.

Pam Barnhill
Leaving a fun and successful career to homeschool her 3 kids, Pam has become an inspiration to many as a podcaster, author, and speaker.

Mystie Winckler
A second-generation homeschooler, Mystie classically educates her 5 kids while juggling many other projects and sometimes even the laundry.

Brandy Vencel
Homeschooling mother of 4, Brandy dabbles in many interests, but her passion is understanding, implementing, and teaching the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason.

We are the Scholé Sisters.

And, like you, we have struggled feeling like our abilities did not match up to our vocation. Finally we learned that by supporting each other we can do bigger things together than we ever could alone. That’s why we created the Learning Well Online [and Local] Retreat.

Homeschooling well can be an overwhelming and lonely task. We will give you practical help to make it less overwhelming and connect you with sisters who can relate to what you are going through. Look around. Find your sisters.

featuring special guest Cindy Rollins

Cindy Rollins, homeschooling mom of 9 grown children, is the 2016 winner of the Russell Kirk Paideia Prize and the author of Mere Motherhood: Morning Time, Nursery Rhymes, and My Journey Toward Sanctification. Although her days of homeschooling her own children are over, she continues to educate as a private tutor. For over 10 years, she blogged through her efforts to homeschool under the classical principles of Charlotte Mason. Her heart’s desire is to encourage moms, with a special concern for those raising sons.

A Day of Encouragement

A Day of Insight

All times given are Eastern


Starting at noon
Session 1: “Lifelong Learning, Life-giving Leisure” – Mystie Winckler
What is scholé and what difference does it make in our real lives? Turns out, it’s what we’ve been looking for all along.

Starting at 1:15pm
Session 2: “Learning How to Live” – Brandy Vencel
Find out why it is imperative for moms to be readers if they want to homeschool for the long haul.

Starting at 2:30pm
Session 3: “Learning to See: The Art of Paying Attention” – Cindy Rollins
Without attention, we cannot learn; what we pay attention to, we see. Learn how moms can cultivate the habit of attention for themselves.

Starting at 4pm
Session 4: “Learn with PEACE” – Pam Barnhill
Pam will bring it home and make it practical with suggestions and encouragement for starting small and building a pattern of learning in our lives.

Plus a follow-up Q&A Panel led by Dawn Garrett at 5:15pm

Learning Well Online Retreat – $29

What you get:

  • FIVE LIVE online workshops on Saturday, September 15 designed to inspire you and provide actionable steps to help you improve your homeschool practices and mindset.
  • Printable schedule of workshops and chats to help you plan your online retreat day.
  • Questions for discussion to participate in a Scholé Sisters chat feature between workshops or to gather a group of friends to watch and discuss together.
  • Lifetime access to the replays

You want an atmosphere in your home that reflects the kind of education you desire to give your children.

You long for truth, goodness, and beauty.

You want peaceful days with kids who don’t have to be forced to do their work.

You want connections not only between subjects, but also between you and your children.

You are searching for that one element that you are convinced is the key to making all of this happen in your home.

Yeah. That atmosphere?

It’s YOU.

You can’t only want your children to be lifelong learners. You have to be one first.

You can’t only desire to give your kids a quality education. You have to desire it for yourself also.

You are not just a mom. You are not just a teacher. You are a fellow learner with your children.

When you redefine your role as a homeschooling mom and focus on learning alongside your children, you can design an atmosphere of peace and learning that will last the entire school year.

If, for whatever reason, the Scholé Sister’s online retreat does not leave you refreshed and energized, let us know and we’ll give you your money back.

You have nothing to lose.

We hope you’ll join us.

Broadcasting live from a single location, Pam, Brandy, Mystie, and Cindy will provide structure and encouragement to build you up with 4 talks, a Q&A session, conversation starters, worksheets – plus a lot of energy!

This is the teacher’s personal development day that you need.

Learning Well Online Retreat – $29

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