NEW for 2023!!

Kathleen Cotter Clayton

RightStart Math

"You CAN Be a Great Math Teacher"

Building a Solid Math Foundation

Maybe you struggled with math, so you don’t know how to choose a curriculum or a method to help your child avoid the same struggles.  Or, maybe you were good at math but are unsure how to teach it now.  Should you include manipulatives? What DOES it take to be the best math teacher for your child?  Math is a lot like building a house.  Without a solid foundation, walls may hold up for a bit but eventually they will come crashing down.  Come learn how to build a strong foundation and build up from there, even if your child is “behind”.  This workshop will give you encouragement and guidance to become a great math teacher!

Live Workshop Was

March 14, 2023 at 10am Pacific Time.

FREE and ONLINE Zoom meeting

Attend LIVE and ASK questions - leaving you equipped and confident!! 

Missed the live session?  Register below and catch the replay for FREE for a limited time!!

Each month's speaker coordinates with a theme at The Simple Scholar. 

Throughout the month, The Simple Scholar provides FREE access to specific training modules or materials for parents which coordinate the theme, and then the featured speaker is someone who is an expert in that area.

January 2023

Our theme for January 2023 is Teaching Language Arts to Mastery. Our featured guest on January 10th was Andrew Pudewa from Institute for Excellence in Writing.  Click here to catch the theme content and the replay!

February 2023

February's theme was Teaching Social Studies to Mastery, with an emphasis on American Government. Click here to get the theme content and workshop. Our featured guest was Ian Cox from TJed.

March 2023

The theme for March is Teaching Math to Mastery and the content is available for FREE thru March 31st.  Our featured guest was Kathleen Clayton from RightStart Math. CLICK HERE to get the theme content.

Join us every month for FREE!!

These workshops are designed to help you learn actual skills to teach your children and be successful at this homeschooling gig.  An intro is available throughout the month, and then we are live on Zoom in a highly engaging session so you can get your questions answered in real time.


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.


Featured Speakers from 2023:

We started the series in January 2023, and replays will obviously not be available until AFTER each workshop ends.  But the theme content is available all month.  To catch the replay, you must register as a FREE member and create login credentials.  Premium (paid) members have unlimited access to all recordings, workshops, courses, and special sessions.  CLICK HERE for membership options.  

This workshop aired live on January 10, 2023

This workshop aired live on February 16, 2023

This workshop will air live on March 14, 2023

Meet your host:

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 Simple Scholar

We are all about teaching and equipping parents with skills to homeschool.  Our emphasis is on teaching mastery rather than the confinement of grade levels.


At The Simple Scholar, we have over 100 mastery training sections (and growing!) to help you learn how to teach mastery in four different areas:  Language Arts, Elementary Math, Middle thru High School Math, and Social Studies.  CLICK HERE to learn more!


Our most comprehensive course (15 modules) on everything homeschooling, from setting up your customized foundations and principles to customizing curriculum, socialization, and so much more.  CLICK HERE to learn more!


A 14 module course (plus bonus mentoring and FREE transcript reviews monthly) on how to prepare for high school, how to navigate high school, college prep, and non-college options.  CLICK HERE to learn more!


There were 20 incredibly powerful sessions in this summit from different speakers!  CLICK HERE to learn more (and watch for the 2023 Summit)


Beginning in January 2023, The Simple Scholar will focus each month on a theme of teaching mastery, releasing new modules for that theme, plus a featured guest speaker who is an expert in the coordinated theme.  Live sessions are FREE to register and attend, and all replays are available for free for a limited time after the live session. Premium members have unlimited access.  Click HERE for the current Theme.

New - e-books!

We have published four e-books with more coming in 2023. Sold separately from the membership.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

Pre-Recorded Workshops

Workshops are about an hour long and give you insight and introductory training on a variety of topics.  CLICK HERE to learn more!