Biography

Ashley Wiggers grew up in the early days of the homeschooling movement. She was taught by her late mother, Debbie Strayer, who was an educator, speaker and the author of numerous homeschooling materials. It was through Debbie’s encouragement and love that Ashley learned the value of being homeschooled. Currently, Ashley is the Editor-in-Chief of Homeschooling Today magazine, Public Relations Director for Geography Matters and the author of the Profiles from History series. Ashley makes her home in Somerset, KY, with her husband, Alex, and their faithful Golden Retriever, Mandy.

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Workshops

Cultivating a Love for Learning


How can homeschooling be different from schooling at home? Shared from the perspective of the student, listen as Ashley shares ways to transform schooling struggles into schooling success. Come to hear how to develop, or rekindle, a love for learning in the hearts of those you are teaching!

Teaching to Different Learning Styles

Our goal as homeschoolers is to teach as effectively as possible, so it can be stressful when the lessons we teach aren’t understood, or our children seem frustrated. Come to this workshop to learn how to overcome obstacles that may limit your ability to teach, and your children’s ability to understand. Shared from the perspective of the student, Ashley will provide tips that can help your children achieve their greatest learning success.

Raising a Critical Thinker!

Thinking skills are buzzwords in education today – everyone wants to include them in their curriculum plans! In this seminar, Ashley will explain what thinking skills are and how to incorporate strategies into daily life that will bring great results in your child’s ability to think. Include these ideas to add critical thinking to any curriculum!

Building Your Homeschool Team


When can even the most successful lesson plans fall short of accomplishing our true goals of character, courage and creativity? When the focus of homeschooling is self-centered, rather than team-tied! Listen as Ashley shares ways to encourage your children to be others-aware, making homeschooling life something we can do for the long haul!

Homeschooling through High School

Are you struggling with teaching your high school student? Homeschooling through High School is a down to earth talk with a homeschool graduate about the ups and downs of life with a high school student. If you are need of a little encouragement and some proof that everything will work out for the best, please come join Ashley for an uplifting workshop that will leave you with a new understanding of how to successfully Homeschool through High School.

Making Geography Memorable

Teaching geography can be overwhelming for teachers and sometimes boring for students. In this workshop, Ashley will offer helpful tips on making geography a memorable, and even fun experience. She will share how to incorporate geography into everyday life and your other schooling subjects. With hands on activities and practical ideas, your children will start enjoying geography, and learning about the world, we live in!