S12: Betsy Ray - Parents: Igniting the Fires of Your Mind

We want our children to be excited about learning. This can be caught from parents who are challenging themselves in new areas. Betsy will relate her experiences and ideas that could make teaching more than just getting through textbooks. She will encourage you to stimulate your thinking and give practical tips on how to relate topics in which you never thought you would be interested to ones that you have always loved and to the light of God’s truth. You can lead your children in making these relationships, forming a biblical worldview, and renewing their minds to impact their world.

Biography: Betsy is a warm, compassionate, and fun-hearted teacher. She and Brian have been married 33 years and have 8 children and four grandchildren. All were/are homeschooled through their secondary years. Betsy home educates her children, helps manage a six-acre farm, grows and preserves large amounts of food, is a part of local and state-wide homeschool leadership, and is active in her community exercising her gifts of hospitality, teaching, and counselling other women. Betsy earned her B.S. in elementary education. Betsy is also a key support to her husband, Dr. Brian Ray, in his international work as president of the National Home Education Research Institute.