Learn. Simplify. Inspire.

The Simple Scholar is a place for parents and educators to find in-depth training at your own pace with workshops and courses to help you simplify and improve the home education process.  No matter where your child is - ahead, behind, or in between - everything you learn at The Simple Scholar will help you to help your child.  


Learn the skills to be successful at home education!


Simplify the processes without sacrificing any quality or the outcome!


Inspire your children to love learning and take control of their education!

Skills are the most underrated aspect of Success in Home Education

Many start off homeschooling believing that success has to do with your curriculum choices, which couldn't be more distant from the truth.  Curriculum is not a master, but a servant.  And far too often things get complicated as parents and their children become servants of curriculum.  Learn how to flip this around in step-by-step courses that teach you actual skills to be the master!

No more tug of war with time

Learn the skills to effectively manage time while teaching multiple children at multiple levels - even with special needs children - and get back time to nurture yourself!

No more burnout

Both you and your children can feel more peace when you learn why things are complicated and then get the skills to simplify the process to get things done.

No more curriculum hostages

You don't need a teaching degree to learn how to leverage any curriculum to fit your child, rather than trying to force your child to fit the box. Uncover the secrets of curriculum for the WIN!

No more sacrificing the outcome

Learn how to help your child succeed at what you previously thought they couldn't do, by gaining the skills to simplify without dumbing down their education.


Discover a fresh approach to home education

The Simple Scholar is not a blog about only one person's experiences.  This is a member-supported site with authentic training which comes from nearly two decades of working with tens of thousands of homeschoolers, plus integrating the teachings of nearly 100 of the best home education expert mentors and leaders.

Techniques and styles vary from family to family, and even child to child.  Why shouldn't your training give you flexibility?

Upcoming online events


LIVE - FREE Transcript Reviews - Monthly!

When:  Next is Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024
Time:   12pm (Pacific Time)
Cost:    No additional $$!!
Who:    Premium Members Only

Transcript and plan reviews are held for Premium members on the first TUESDAY of every month (holidays bump it a week).  We also mentor in other areas of homeschooling in these meetings.  Recordings are indexed and added to the Homeschooling High School and Beyond course.  


What home educators are saying:

I remember when Dianne first started Home Education Council of America years ago, she always brought great energy to the conferences.  I'm thrilled to see her blessing the homeschool community again and excited for what's coming to The Simple Scholar!

Janet R.


Since 2003, I've been learning from Dianne and all the amazing people she brought together to teach parents over the years. Truly inspirational every time she presents.

Michelle H.


She's always bringing the best of the best teaching, skills, and techniques - really powerful stuff that has changed everything in our homeschool journey! 

Belinda J.


So glad to find Dianne again at The Simple Scholar!  I came for the field trips years ago, but kept following her as my kiddos grew. The college prep course helped us so much, thank you, thank you!

Lisa M.


The foundational courses have helped me to be a better homeschooler. Just when I think about throwing in the towel, I return to these workshops to get me re-centered and refocused and come out more passionate than ever about finishing the journey!

Marissa B.


Switching to a mastery approach has been my favorite "overhaul" in our homeschool experience.  I'm so grateful to have this training that no one else is providing in this way. The certificates are much appreciated in Canada! 

Dollie P.


Dianne (Didi) Kelley - author, speaker, and mentor - has helped to inspire and empower thousands of home educators for two decades, by simplifying some of the most daunting home education topics.

About Me...

People know me as the "bootcamp girl", from many years of designing training programs which accomplish specific goals, without any unnecessary fluff.  "The Simple Scholar" is a compilation of nearly 20 years of teaching parents how to provide a superior home education for their children. I was hard-tasked to learn these things, and then developed easier ways to meet the same - or better - end goal. As a result, I have a deeper, more passionate interest in serving this community and love to share the simpler ways.

The premium membership offers unlimited access to all The Simple Scholar courses and workshops, plus unlimited replay access to live events.