Cindy Gaddis is a 27-year home education veteran and mother of seven right-brained children, ages 18-32. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and their family lives in a log house on fifteen acres in beautiful central North Carolina. A passionate advocate for understanding and honoring the natural learning path for creative, right-brained children, Cindy is a popular conference speaker and writer on the subject. Cindy wrote her book, The Right Side of Normal, in order to reach more parents and teachers who want to benefit from strengths-based learning for right-brained children. Cindy fulfilled her dream to open a “homeschooling school” last year at a 1926 renovated farmhouse on eighteen acres in order to work directly with more children wanting to find a place that provides individualized studies and freedom to pursue the creative outlets and develop a love of learning. You can find Cindy’s right-brained writings and homeschooling flavor at http://www.therightsideofnormal.com/ or her consultation services and Applestars blog at http://www.cindygaddis.com/ or her school at https://creative-learning-center.squarespace.com/.
Can unschooled children make it to college? Does it look different from the traditional path to college? How do you make a transcript from life learning? What do I need to know to support my young man or woman through high school and in finding their place in the world? Cindy watched as each of her first three adult children made these decisions. Each went to college in some shape or form (two to BYU in Provo) and at some time in their life for various reasons. What did that look like? What were the reasons? Were they successful? Cindy will share her role in this process with her children, including samples of unschooled transcripts.