As school resumes this fall, uncertainties abound. Many parents are in need of refreshment—some are home schooling unexpectedly, while others find their roles as co-teacher, or digital learning facilitator, intensified.
Encounter offers resources to help you feel refreshed, equipped, and confident in your calling, as you guide your child’s education. Parent workshops, group coaching, and free offerings will help you cultivate spiritual rest and sustainability, while encouraging you in your strengths. At its core, every resource is designed to facilitate encounters with unexpected gifts, and with fellow travelers.
These interactive online workshops address the foundations of parenting in relation to education: helping you release the pressure to achieve outcomes beyond your control, and instead to embrace faithfulness in the process. Explore your own strengths, fears, and hopes, and discover principles and spiritual resources to strengthen your confidence and increase sustainability.Learn More
Monthly 45-minute Zoom gatherings will feature a variety of restorative, encouraging, or invigorating content to encourage your heart and mind: reflective engagement with beautiful art or poetry, discussion of a helpful article or book excerpt (no prior reading required), contemplative guided reflections… Details coming soon!
A subscription series. Monthly Zoom gatherings will feature a contemplative/reflective component, touchpoints for community and connection with fellow travelers, and opportunities to bring your questions and challenges for group coaching (and community support). Details coming soon!
Jennifer Pappenhagen has 20 years of teaching experience in classical schools, independent home school classes, and at the University of Texas—where she earned an MA and completed doctoral coursework (ABD) in English. She has taught students in every grade...Read More