All learning requires memory.

Make memory happen in your home.

When our kids don't remember their memory work, we can be discouraged.

Whether it's a method failure, a consistency problem, or a misunderstanding, this event will help you troubleshoot your memory issues and make lasting change in your homeschool.

Register today!
$37.99

Apply a classical approach to memory in your homeschool.

2021 LOCAL ONLINE RETREAT

Homeschool Essentials: Memory

October
9

$37.99 - lifetime access

"Without memory, there is no education."
- Hugh of St. Victor (medieval educator)

Memory is vital in our homeschools.

But there's no one Right way to do it.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT WE'VE LEARNED

Memory is about more than recitation. An exercised memory is needed to remember, and if you can't remember something, you don't really know it.

WE NEED TO REPEAT WITHOUT BEING BORING

Memorization requires repetition, which can become boring. We need ways to review that keep everyone engaged.

WE NEED TO RELATE CONTENT TO REAL LIFE

Our brains remember things when connections are fostered. Memory needs more than repeating words. It needs connection to real life.

Come spend the day with practical, hands-on, conversational and relational sessions that will help you

  • see what you're already doing but not "counting" as memory
  • improve your children's retention of ideas & knowledge
  • add more memory practice in less time
  • make memorization fun and relationship-building

A professional development day for homeschool moms.

Ideal for new and experienced homeschooling moms from all backgrounds, the Memory Essentials Retreat will help you:

  • Value memory work as essential to education.
  • Approach memory with understanding, not stress.
  • See how learning and memory and love are all connected.
  • Practice memory techniques you can use in your homeschool.
  • Add intentional, meaningful memory methods at home.

HOMESCHOOL ESSENTIALS: MEMORY
2021 Local Online Retreat

lifetime access: $37.99

"I really enjoyed this retreat. So much encouragement to dig deeper, ponder and contemplate. To take a deep breath and enjoy the journey. The perfect balance of philosophy and practice. Thank you!"

— Angelique Knauff

Hi - We're the Scholé Sisters!

And, like you, we homeschool our kids - for better or for worse.

We all have struggled feeling like our abilities did not match up to our vocation as a homeschool mom. We have hard and rough days that include yelling, huffy comments, and messy houses. We can cry about that (and sometimes we do). Or, we can laugh. We think we should choose laughter more often.

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 and who will help you grow in love of God, your family, and wisdom as you do.

  • Pam Barnhill
  • Brandy Vencel
  • Mystie Winckler
  • Abby Wahl

"These women and the resources they offer have encouraged me probably more than anything along my homeschool journey. The retreats feel like meeting with wise, godly friends and mentors."

— Lindsay Ronning

Invite some friends! Make it a real retreat.


We want local connections and face-to-face discussion to be easy for you to do.

If you want to plan a local “teacher’s inservice day” for your own homeschool community at a local church, library, home, conference room, other retreat venue, or virtually – we’ll help you make it a day to remember.

Your local retreat gathering can happen live or be scheduled after October 9 with the recordings on your own time table.

Your local attendees will only pay $25 to attend (plus food costs if you do a catered meal), scoring a $13 discount off the regular price AND still receiving the replay recordings after the group invoice is paid. Part of that $25 will reimburse your own hostess kit cost and you will be $22/person will be invoiced by us after you submit a photo of your registration sheet (provided in the kit).

PLUS, as a hostess, you'll be invited into the Local Leader's Sistership Group with dozens of other local hostesses, several of whom have done events for 4 years now.

Use this Homeschool Essentials Retreat as an excuse to gather homeschool moms together and foster meaningful connections and relationships. We make it easy, promise.

Become a hostess

This is my 3rd year to host, and my 4th year to do the retreat. It was a small group in 2020, but we had great conversation. My mind and my heart are full, thinking about all these things as I'm getting my boys into bed. I got tackle hugs as I came in the door from being gone all day, and a run down of all the fun things they did with Daddy. I'm thankful for the day off, but glad to be home with my boys again. Thank you, ladies, for investing in me and my friends and, by extension, investing in my family.
— Rachael Younger

Memory unlocks lifelong learning.

Session 1

Memory: What counts?

Of course we're using and developing our memory when we can recall and recite beautiful language, but there's so much more to memory than memory work. In this session, Brandy, Mystie, Pam, and Abby will discuss how memory is integral to the entire curriculum.

Session 2

Memory: Why do it?

The benefits of memorization and of remembrance extend into all of life. From brain elasticity to cultural preservation, Brandy, Mystie, Pam, and Abby will share not only what research says about memory, but also about the effects they've seen in their own homeschooled students.

Session 3

Memory: How to do it.

The same principle can be applied in a variety of ways and rarely looks the same across families. During this session Pam, Brandy, Mystie, and Abby will share what they have done, what has and has not worked, curricula they have loved, and tips and tricks they've picked up over the years.

Session 4

Memory: What to memorize.

Whether you need help narrowing down what to start with for first graders or how to change things up to keep it relevant with teens, Brandy, Mystie, Abby, and Pam will walk through the stages of education, spotlighting the best practices and priorities in each stage. More than a list to memorize, they will show how memory is always in play.

Plus, every session will have an application wrap-up segment where Abby will help you reflect on the material and be prepared and excited to apply it in your own home.

This is the teacher's development day you need.

October
9

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW CAN I WATCH THE RETREAT?

The retreat will be broadcast live using Crowdcast. When you register, you will get email reminders with links 30 minutes before the sessions begin and you can also sign up to get text reminders with links as well.

If you are watching live on October 9, there will also be Zoom discussion groups available between sessions.

The replays will be available within your account on the Scholé Sisters website in a fun and easy-to-navigate format.

All the printable resources for the retreat are already available within the retreat area, which you get instant access to as soon as you register.

WHAT WILL I GET?

When you register for the Homeschool Essentials: MEMORY Retreat, you get

  • FOUR live online workshops on Saturday, October 9 designed to inspire you and provide actionable steps to help you improve your homeschool practices & mindset.
  • Printable schedule of workshops and chats to help you plan your online retreat day.
  • Questions and prompts printables to help you apply and think through what you've learned.
  • Lifetime access to the replays.
  • Resources to help you hostess an in-person retreat day with these talks for your local community

CAN I GET A DVD OF THE RETREAT?

We do not currently have the ability to deliver the replays via DVD.

However, afterwards, we can make the recordings available via download or audio only for those with poor internet connections.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Registration for the retreat is $37.99 and includes lifetime access to the replays, including downloadable audio-only versions.

We do have group rates available and a special for hostesses who want to make a retreat day of it with their friends in-person, either live or later.
Click here for more information on putting together a local group.

IS THIS RETREAT FOR ME?

This retreat is for homeschool moms who want more out of their school day than just checking boxes and getting it done.

It is for moms who want to learn and grow themselves while they are helping their children learn and grow.

It is for women who want to engage their hearts, minds, and actions in the pursuit of wisdom and truth.

We hope that's you.

WHAT IF I AM SICK OF ZOOM?

We feel you! Our retreat is broadcast on another platform that is simpler to use and provides a better chat functionality with other attendees.

Also, after the event, the replays will be available to watch on your own terms within your account area and you will also have audio-only versions that can be played off the site or downloaded.

CAN I DO THIS RETREAT DAY WITH FRIENDS?

We highly encourage you to do so! Now more than ever we need to be intentional about building our friendships and strengthening our local connections.

We have discounts and extra helps and resources for you to make a fun day of it with your friends, whether you do it live on October 9 or with the replays on another day.

Click here to find the resources for local hostesses.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

We offer a 30-day (after the retreat), no-questions-asked refund policy.

If, for whatever reason, the Scholé Sisters online retreat does not leave you refreshed and energized, let us know and we'll give you your money back within 36 hours of receiving your email request.

"Although I am a homeschooling mom of many many years I still enjoy honing my own teaching abilities. The Scholé Sisters retreats always meet and surpass my expectations! I enjoy the individual sessions and LOVE the group teaching! These gals have so much to offer. Thank you!"

— Robin Mureiko

JOIN US LIVE TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS ONE-DAY EVENT

Our retreat offers more than encouraging and edifying talks.

There will also be hundreds of other women participating live in the chat, in Zoom discussion groups between sessions, and in our not-on-Facebook free community afterwards.


Build friendship memories, too.

It's all included in your registration.

October
9

"Thank you so much for all of the hard work you all put into this retreat so that busy moms can be refreshed for the tasks of motherhood and homeschooling.  I don't really have any mentors in real life. But I'm thankful you have put technology to use, offering godly mentorship from afar. "

— Kim Coleman

Read widely. Think deeply. Apply faithfully.