Lori Lane is a homeschool veteran of 16 years and has been associated with arts education for over 26 years. She and the love of her life, John have four sons ranging in age from 11 to 23. With a degree in Piano Performance and much experience in piano pedagogy, Lori was a frequent competition winner and a speaker at the National Music Teacher's Convention. In addition, she was a panelist for two of the nationally broadcast National KTV Video conferences for private music educators across the country. She was one of four national winners in the Baldwin Piano and Organ teaching competitions. Formerly the director of Southside Private Musicians and Lane Music Development Centers in Greenville, SC, she has directed and produced many children's choirs and stage productions as well as being a speaker at local and national music education conferences and various types of homeschool meetings. In addition, while in Atlanta Lori taught classroom music, directed the productions of Fiddler on the Roof Jr., and Music Man Jr, as well as the high school production of The Diary of Anne Frank, Fabulous Fable Factory, Our Town etc. and most recently My Fair Lady.
While living in Georgia, Lori was a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Georgia Music Educators Association. She founded the choral program now known as Artios Chorales in 1999 and served as the director for seven years. In the fall of 2000, Lori began the Artios Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts as an advanced level arts program for high school students. That program has now grown to include Artios Academy of Arts and History as well as Artios Preparatory Academy. Lori now serves as Executive Director of Artios Academies overseeing and consulting with Artios Academy locations around the country.
Although their two older boys and homeschool graduates, John Michael and Jeremy, are on their own (John Michael works at Artios Academies of Gwinnett and Duluth while ﬁnishing his degree with Western Governor's University and Jeremy is working as a web development project manager in Los Angelos while participating in a screenwriting internship), John, Lori, Jordan and Jared now reside in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. They are enjoying their "wild, wild, west" adventure. Lori spends her spare time horseback riding, hiking, skiing and loves her new role within Artios of the development and designing of curriculum. She speaks and writes for various websites and publications, as well as directing productions of the local community theater. Oh...and of course homeschooling Jordan and Jared.
Beginning any project or making any decision should be done by "Beginning With the End In Mind." Knowing God's priorities for our lives makes decision making and goal-setting much easier and clearer. If we begin with an understanding of God's two supreme priorities, "Knowing Him and Becoming Like Him," our lives will NOT be unfruitful or ineffective. Lori's desire is to help home schoolers, moms, families and young people to live effective and fruitful lives by Beginning With GOD'S End In Mind in every area of life.
"Creative Living and Learning Conference" Online - 2/2009
"HOTM Conference" Online - 8/2008
"Wholehearted Mother Conferece" LA, California - 1/2008
I Am Of the School Of ………”
Just as the Christians Paul refers to in scripture tried to define themselves by associating with “one school of thought, many homeschoolers feel compelled and locked into ONE way of homeschooling. There are so many “schools of thought” when it comes to homeschooling that it can often be confusing for even veteran homeschoolers. There are so many wonderful and even tried and true approaches to homeschooling: Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, Classical, Unschooling and the list goes on and on. However, each of our children are unique and what works for one child in a family may NOT work for another. Worse yet, what works for ONE subject in one individual child may NOT work for that same child in another subject. This workshop helps you to learn how to study and really know your child so that you can take the best and instructs us all how to use grace when dealing with others who have differing opinions.
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So many opportunities and good organizations to be involved with…….but saying yes too many times can prove to make “simple living” impossible and focusing on what’s important a thing of the past. Learn how to tie your family together in their “opportunities” and choose your activities based on your own God-given goals for homeschooling. Simple living is not that far away.
The End In Mind
– Confusion, discouragement and depression seem to be a way of life for
many mothers. Life seems overwhelming and complicated. It is a maze of decisions and opportunities. Often discouragement comes from feeling lost along the journey of life. By beginning with what God considers to be the two most important priorities and planning our lives by beginning with that end in mind, life becomes less complicated and our paths become more clear. Learn how to simplify your decisions and your lives by God’s guiding
Beginning With The End In Mind
The maze of decisions and opportunities that make up our lives are often overwhelming and complicated at times. Because of that, confusion discouragement and depression seem to be a way of life for many mothers. Discouragement can come from feeling lost amidst the maze but by focusing on God’s two supreme priorities and planning our lives around them, life becomes less complicated, more peaceful and our paths more clear. “Beginning With The End In Mind” focuses on these two priorities and applies them to the areas of time, marriage and family, children, friendships, ministry, and our outlook and attitude.