Ttd Live 2023

Cedarville University | March 4th 2023


A conference For refocusing your vision for your homeschool

Teach Them Diligently events and resources have been used by the Lord to impact countless homeschool families just like yours by encouraging their hearts, refocusing their minds, and helping them find joy and order in what God has called them to do. It is truly a JOY to get together with thousands of others who are making decisions that put the hearts and minds of their family first. Make your plans to join us this season in Cedarville, OH for a 1-day celebration of faith, family, and homeschooling unlike you’ve ever experienced. We cannot WAIT to see you there!

Why Us?

For over 11 years, our events have been a life-changing experience for all homeschoolers focused on Family Discipleship.

How Much?

So much cheaper than you would expect. We try to keep our event as affordable as possible.

When is it?

This event is a 1 day event on March 4th, 2023. We have our typical 3 day events in TX and TN later on in the spring!

This event's speakers so far:

Dr. Kathy Koch

Celebrate Kids

Todd Wilson

The Smiling Homeschooler

Stephen Buettell

Cedarville University

David and Leslie Nunnery

Teach Them Diligently

Jodi Shell

This Little Book of Mine

Trudie Schar

Learning Little Lessons and TTD365

Emily Snider

This Little Book of Mine

Stephen Ashton Headshot Closeup

Stephen Ashton

Trail Life USA

Christine Zell

Rabbit Trails Homeschool

Jeff Reep

Cedarville University

Rachel Rauch

Eiro Wellness

Why this theme for 2023?

For the last 11 years, Teach Them Diligently events and resources have focused on the HEART of our homeschool, and we’ve stood in awe as God has transformed families by opening their eyes to the incredible importance of what they do every single day within their homes. By prioritizing discipleship, relationships, and giving our children a foundation for their faith that will hold no matter what craziness the world tries to push on them, we are truly preparing them for success no matter what God calls them to do in the days ahead. Time after time, we’ve heard from families whose lives have been transformed as they’ve realized the importance of their mission and re-aligned their thinking to fit that.

Homeschooling for the heart of your children is a lifestyle choice that goes well beyond a mere educational decision. It can strengthen your family, give increased confidence, and bring peace to your days. We believe in the method so much in fact that we’ve coined the phrase “Heart Schoolers” to identify those of us who prioritize discipleship and allow that to drive our educational efforts. Heart Schooling prioritizes the hearts in children. When priorities are in line, hearts are won, academic excellence is achieved as love of learning increases, and confidence grows in children and parents alike. It truly is the unexpected intersection of great parenting and excellent home education. By the time this year is over, I pray that your family, like ours, will happily identify as Heart Schoolers and that you too will enjoy the incredible life Heart Schooling affords.

You’ll find that the secret to becoming a true Heart School family and enjoying the lifestyle that comes along with that is to change the central focus of your homeschool. We invite you to check out Leslie’s newest book, Homeschool with Heart: How Amazing Parents Become Excellent Home Educators to really dive into what we’re talking about and then join us in Teach Them Diligently 365 all year long and at an event this season to get even more encouragement and helps for your family to adopt this life-giving way to homeschool.

Registration Options

All Access
(add a spouse for $15)

Full-Day of Sessions
Special Access to Resources
Swag Bag
Livestream Access
Session Recordings
TTD 365 Membership
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(access for 60 days from all TTDLives)

Full-Day of Sessions
Special Access to Resouces
Swag Bag
Video Access
Session Recordings
TTD 365 Membership
Register Now


We look forward to hosting our event on the campus of Cedarville University! Cedarville University is right by a beautiful bike trail. Be sure to plan a date night to tour the area!

Cedarville University

Workshop Schedules

9:00 AM

Jeff Reep – Cedarville University – From Boys to Men: the Goal is Not Well-Behaved Children but godly Adults

Recital Hall

You will hear a Biblical perspective on parenting, firmly rooted in the belief that God gives instruction in Scripture and the Holy Spirit empowers parents by His grace to carry out the instructions. After raising 5 boys to men and investing 26 consecutive years of homeschooling you’ll learn 2 keys to successful parenting and 4 basic principles with 18 practical applications.

Todd Wilson – The Smiling Homeschooler – Lies Homeschoolers Believe

DMC 101

Your house is a disaster, your kids seem out of control, and you wonder how you’ll ever make it through another day of school. Your “get up and go” has “gotten up and went”. You used to think homeschooling was the best thing since sliced bread, but now you’re feeling like burnt toast. Take heart – you’re not alone! No one homeschools because it’s easy. You do it because you believe it is best. But there are times when you need to be reminded once again why it’s best. Join me as we do just that. You’ll laugh and be encouraged in the toughest job you’ll ever…love.

Trudie Schar – Learning Little Lessons – Dream on Hold?

DMC 102

Do you feel like your dreams are on hold because of your choice to homeschool? You look around and see other moms becoming “someone important” while their kids are at school, and you feel like your hours pass by with nothing to show for them? Has satan whispered his lies that you are wasting your life? Or made you feel trapped in your own home?

Come join Trudie as she shares why homeschooling your kids IS preparing you for the dreams on your heart. From wishing the years away to realizing the best way to prepare for the dreams is to be fully present with what’s in front of you, Trudie shares her own journey. You will leave with ten important tips on how to deal with your dream on hold. And perhaps a clearer understanding of what God has in mind for your years spent nurturing your children

10:10 AM

Christine Zell– Rabbit Trails Homeschooling– Building Confidence in Your Homeschool

DMC 101

We’ve all seen our kids go through struggles. Maybe it’s in spelling, maybe it’s in math, or maybe it’s just in life. It’s normal to go through struggles in our homeschools. But, the question is: How are we going to approach this to help them gain confidence? Even more than that, how are we going to build our own confidence in our ability to help our children as their parents? Get the encouragement you need to keep going, plus the confidence you need to help your kids through their struggles. “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:26

Rachel Rauch – Eiro Wellness — Overcoming Stress and Burnout

DMC 101

Rest is an elusive concept in today’s culture. The demands of life with the stress of homeschooling challenge us to the point of feeling frazzled. But there isn’t time to be frazzled so we keep going anyway. Afterall, we are super-mom and need to be able to do it all. Until we can’t. Our health begins to suffer, relationships are strained and our emotions begin to control us. How did we get to this point and how do we restore wholeness again? Join Rachel Rauch as she shares practical steps to address the fatigue, hormone issues, moodiness and anxiety that result from chronic stress and busyness. Don’t live in overwhelm where there is a better way!

David Nunnery– Teach Them Diligently – Husbands Love Your Wives (Men Only)

DMC 102

In this men only session, we’re going to discuss what we can learn from the life and death of Jesus about loving our wives and how that can impact our families each and every day.

11:20 AM

Todd Wilson – The Smiling Homeschooler – This, We Believe

Recital Hall

Dads and moms, in all the busyness of life and swell of expert advice, we’ve forgotten the fundamental truths of homeschooling and family. In short, we’ve forgotten why we do what we do. We have plenty of “how tos” but have forgotten the “why tos” and it evidences itself in our lack of joy of homeschooling, family, and parenting.

12:10 PM- 2:00 PM– Lunch and Shopping

2:00 PM

Kathy Koch – Celebrate Kids – Five to Thrive: Help Your Children Become Whole and Meet Their Core Needs 

Recital Hall

Children have five legitimate needs that drive their wants, choices, actions, and attitudes. (You have the same five needs.) When God meets their needs, children will be whole, emotionally well, content, and so much more. Learn how to parent so their needs are met in God and other healthy ways. You’ll be refreshed by Dr. Kathy’s practical problem-solving approach to problems your children may be having.

Christine Zell– Rabbit Trails Homeschooling– Building Confidence in Your Homeschool

DMC 101

We’ve all seen our kids go through struggles. Maybe it’s in spelling, maybe it’s in math, or maybe it’s just in life. It’s normal to go through struggles in our homeschools. But, the question is: How are we going to approach this to help them gain confidence? Even more than that, how are we going to build our own confidence in our ability to help our children as their parents? Get the encouragement you need to keep going, plus the confidence you need to help your kids through their struggles. “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:26

Stephen Buettell– Cedarville University–Dual Enrollment: Navigating High School and College Simultaneously

DMC 102

Navigating dual enrollment and the high school years can be a challenging task. Stephen shares what to look for and how to approach the high school years with an eye toward college and dual enrollment.

Melissa Romero– TTD365–Inspiring Independence in Your Children

DMC 103

We are training the next generation of adults, but have you ever considered what that includes? We want our kids to become adults that can confidently make decisions and function independently. Does that seem an impossible job, when they are still depending on you for everything?! Join Melissa as she teaches you how to remind your children- without them tuning you out. She will share prompts you need to get them started on this road to independence. You will leave with many practical tips and ideas of ways you can build confidence and provide practice on the skills your child needs to thrive once they are an adult!

3:10 PM

Todd Wilson– The Smiling Homeschool– Smile Stealers and Smile Makers!!!

Recital Hall

You started this homeschooling journey because you thought it was going to be fun. You envisioned yourself teaching your children and smiling through each day. Then something happened. You stopped smiling. There’s a reason for that and some things you can do to bring back those smiles not only for yourself but for your children as well. During our time together we’re going to look at the smile stealers and makers in your homeschooling world and get you smiling again. Because you have a lot to smile about!!!

Dr. Kathy Koch– Celebrate Kids– 8 Great Smarts: Discovering and Using Your Child’s Intelligences

DMC 101

All children have eight intelligences that can be awakened, strengthened, and used when learning anything. Each intelligence will be explained so you can determine which ones are strengths for your children and how to teach with them. You’ll also learn how children might be getting into trouble through their greatest strengths and what to do about it. The ways children are smart are also relevant to friendships, obedience, and spiritual growth. All the applications make this fun and important!

Jodie Shell and Emily Snider– This Little Book of Mine–Creating Confident Little Readers

DMC 102

Learning to read doesn’t have to be scary…and teaching children to read doesn’t have to be either! Join us to learn important foundational skills and fun, interactive strategies to use with your child(ren). You’ll leave with gobs of immediately useful ideas that will help your child with reading comprehension, and to learn concepts of print, high frequency words, and lots more!

Jeff Reep –Cedarville University – Determining and Managing Priorities

DMC 103

This practical session will cover the importance of determining your priorities and then managing those priorities. We each have the same 168 hours per week. The question is how we are using this time. We’ll discuss some practical tips that could be helpful in maximizing the minutes

4:20 PM

David Nunnery– Teach Them Diligently– Creating A Grateful Home: Way Beyond Please and Thank You!

Recital Hall

Gratitude is so powerful in the heart of a believer. It will transform your home, your heart, and your mind. It will improve your platform for teaching, heal your marriage, and so much more.

Stephen Ashton – Trail Life USA — Raising Godly Boys: The Four-Step Proven Process For Growing Boys Into Godly Men

DMC 102

Boys are in trouble. Hear Stephen Ashton of Trail Life USA talk about proven processes for helping to pull boys out of the cultural mire that seems to want to declare them deficient. If you have a boy in your home or are leading boys, you will be equipped with an understanding and strategy to make a difference.

Trudie Schar and Melissa Romero – Learning Little Lessons and TTD365 — Homeschooling through Hard Things

DMC 103

As homeschool moms we’ve all had hard days — sickness, job or house change, loss of a meaningful relationships, even just sorting through trauma or past emotions — any one of those can take a toll on your homeschooling. Join Melissa and Trudie as they share ten tips for walking through these experiences with the grace and truth that hard things require.

5:00 PM

Kathy Koch– Celebrate Kids– Resiliency: Help Children Embrace Life with Confidence

Recital Hall

Resiliency is more than bouncing back from disappointments, but just that alone is a significant benefit. Resilient children have better mental health, are creative problem solvers, can break bad habits, and are teachable and willing to use effort. Parents’ attitudes and responses to children’s challenges matter! How do you respond when they struggle? How do you handle their disappointments when things don’t go their way? Learn how to create an environment that makes resiliency more likely. Dr. Kathy’s practical techniques work!



The Hearthstone Inn is the closest hotel to Cedarville University. They have a limited amount of rooms so be sure to book as soon as possible!

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Our goal is to make each conference an informative and
valuable event for you.

The live event will start at 9am and end at 6:30pm. You can find the specific event schedule ,once it has been released, above the FAQ.

Yes, you can add them for an additional $15.00 to any in-person ticket.

Besides the obvious video feed vs in-person experience, we are live-streaming only one session per hour. The livestream will provide access to all three events, but only one room per hour. This means that we will rotate sessions at each of the TTD Live Events so there shouldn’t be any duplicate sessions livestreamed. Plus, you will have access for 60 days to all livestream sessions to watch at your convenience.

This event is hosted on Cedarville University’s campus. You can purchase a meal at their dining hall or you can go off campus to nearby restaurants.

We will not have any discounted room blocks, so you can book a room at any  hotel that suites your needs best.

TTD Live is designed for adults only for mom and/or dad to take a day away from everyday life and be encouraged. We suggest you get childcare for the day. Infants are welcomed at no additional cost. If you bring older children, each of them will require a ticket to the event.

This event will focus on encouraging and challenging parents. At this time of year, it’s easy to get mired in the day to day activities of homeschooling and life in general. We hope this day of refreshment will help to refocus you on the importance of your mission and build your excitement about the privilege of parenting and discipling your children as God called you to do.

We are focusing on strengthening homeschool families as they begin this school year. As Homeschoolers we have the opportunity to disciple and teach our children in a way that others may not. Which makes it all the more important that we know What we are doing; How we should be doing it; and What we stand to gain by doing it.

If you can not make it to the live in-person event, the next best thing is watching the livestream of the speakers on stage. This is not a collection of info provided across a desk on a Zoom call. The live stream will be from stage in front of a live audience. The delivery from the speakers and the energy from the audience can not be matched, and you will benefit even while watching from home.

Each speaker touches on a specific aspect of homeschooling and family that when put together will thoroughly equip parents to strengthen their families. As you will see from our speaking schedule—which can be seen on this webpage(coming soon)—the speakers address reaching the heart of your families as well as the day to day function of running a homeschool successfully.

What a great idea!! Gather some friends together to make an event out of the live streams. You’ll get the same benefit of fellowship and fun that can be found at the actual event. You will all want to have a ticket, though, so you have access to the recordings in the days ahead.

Usually, a Teach Them Diligently event will have over 100 homeschool speakers, with 1,000 families in attendance and over 5,000 people in the building. This event is much more intimate. 

This is truly a live Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Event with the same Family- and Gospel-Focus you have come to expect from our organization. Every session will be in-front of a live audience which will re-create the same energy, encouragement, and know-how of one of our traditional events so that even from the comfort of your own home, you can feel like you’re actually there.

This event will provide substantial opportunity to speak with experts and speakers.

There will be books available to purchase from our speakers and stores. This will not be of the same scale as a traditional Teach Them Diligently event, but there will be resources available onsite.

Most hours of the day will have 3 workshop options available to you onsite. One room per hour will be streamed live on Saturday.

All sessions will be recorded and available through a TTD365 membership, along with every session ever recorded at each event over the last 10 years! You can also purchase a live stream ticket that will give you access to every live-streamed session for each TTD Live event up to 60 days after the event.

The cost for the event is for each person. This means that if you bring children that will use a seat then you must purchase a ticket. Furthermore, these seats at the live in-person event are non-refundable.

There are tickets available for just the internet livestream if you can not make it to the in-person event.