Crystal Wagner is a homeschool mom, author, and speaker. She loves reading, camping, and spending time with her family. Crystal Wagner and her husband, Jason, have two daughters whom they have home educated since birth.
Crystal believes it is important to create an atmosphere where children thrive, enabling them to fulfill their God-given potential. She writes articles and publishes resources that equip homeschool parents to foster such an atmosphere in their home.
Crystal has a Master’s degree in Accounting and was a Certified Public Accountant working in auditing, systems analysis, and church administration before staying home to educate her children. She has been studying the philosophies of Charlotte Mason, Louis Benezet, and Jane Healy since 2006. She uses the knowledge and skills she has learned to create a rich learning environment for her children, and she inspires others to do the same.
Crystal has been featured in the OCHEC Informer and on several popular blogs including the 2:1 Conference, iHomeschool Network, and CurrClick. In addition, she has co-hosted a webinar about Homeschool Planet for the Homeschool Buyers Co-op and co-directs a Charlotte Mason discussion group.
Crystal is located in Central Oklahoma, but is willing to travel for a reasonable amount of compensation and/or accommodations.
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What Others Are Saying
Crystal Wagner is a delightful speaker with a relevant and inspiring message for parents. She has an engaging style and offers practical application to the ideas she presents. ~ Susan Chrisman, susanchrisman.com
Like a rich stock, Crystal takes Charlotte Mason’s ideas and simmers them down into an easily digestible form where they are easy to understand and implement. To listen to Crystal speak is to dip from the pot of her hours of research and insight for a very pleasant and practical meal. ~ Jayne Michener
I wasn’t sure what to expect – would it be too far beyond my reach? It wasn’t! Crystal does a good job of making an intentional math lifestyle possible for the average person through examples and her passion for the subject. ~ Kelly
The workshop had the kids in the room ready to “play” the games. How is that for motivation? ~ Stacy
The math and geography sessions I attended at the Summer Seminar were both outstanding! Crystal was not only fully prepared and engaging, but the host of resources, data, and research behind her methods were completely sound. I did not go away feeling burdened with one more thing to add to our calendar, but felt excited and fully prepared to implement the simple methods of training in these areas! ~ Paula Greenlaw
Crystal, thank you for continuing to inspire and lift my efforts to offer a broad feast of ideas to my precious children. ~ Summer Seminar Attendee
The applications given along with the geography and math workshops were most helpful. ~ Summer Seminar Attendee
I really enjoyed the math instruction…Excited to implement it in our homeschool. ~ Summer Seminar Attendee
I am very confident in planning and implementing geography studies for the coming year. ~ Summer Seminar Attendee
Speaking and Workshop Topics
Math Facts and More
Discover fun and creative ways to practice math facts. Learn how incorporating manipulatives, hands-on learning, math language, and math literature can enhance your student’s understanding of math concepts. This workshop is based upon Charlotte Mason and Louis Benezet’s philosophies and methods.
Is Your Preschool-Aged Child a Mathematician?
Yes! A mathematician is a student of mathematics. We are all mathematicians studying at different levels. Learn how to build a strong foundation of mathematical thinking in a developmentally appropriate manner. Includes practical suggestions of games and activities to help your child learn mathematical concepts in a fun way. This workshop is based upon Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methods.
A Panoramic View of Geography
Learn to teach geography in a way that will furnish your child’s mind with ideas and his imagination with pictures without overwhelming your schedule. Learn what to do on a geography walk and how to incorporate map work, current events, and living books into your geography studies. This workshop is based upon Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methods.
Parenting and Discipleship Topics
Create an Atmosphere Where Children Thrive
Even though there is no guaranteed step-by-step guide or formula for raising children, there are key elements that will help you create an atmosphere where your children can thrive. Learn how to create more margin in your weekly schedule in order to foster curiosity and creativity. Discover how to get your children excited about learning and encourage them to take responsibility for their own education. Learn how to create a relaxed, inviting, and forgiving atmosphere where learning happens naturally.
In the Media
The following magazines and websites have included articles I have written:
- OCHEC Informer
- Finding Joy in the Journey
- 2:1 Conference Blog
- iHomeschool Network
- Encouraging Moms at Home
- The Multi Taskin’ Mom
OCHEC Homeschool Convention ~ May 5-6 ~ Oklahoma City, OK
Southwest Home Education Ministry (SHEM) ~ May 19-20 ~ Springfield, MO
Homeschool Iowa Conference (NICHE) ~ June 1-3 ~ Iowa City, IA
Arizona Families for Home Education (CFHE) ~ July 7-8 ~ Phoenix, AZ
Tulsa Homeschool Expo ~ June 24-25 ~ Tulsa, OK
LEAH Homeschool Convention ~ June 4-6 ~ Rochester, NY
Homeschool Planet Live Demo ~ August 20 ~ Online Webinar
OCHEC Homeschool Convention Vendor Workshop ~ April 26 ~ Tulsa, OK
OCHEC Homeschool Convention Vendor Workshop ~ May 2 ~ Oklahoma City, OK
AFHE Homeschool Convention Vendor Workshop ~ July 12 ~ Phoenix, AZ
Lifelong Learners 2013 Summer Seminar ~ July 13 ~ Oklahoma City, OK
Edmond Home Educators ~ October 8 ~ Oklahoma City, OK
The Next Step
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