Below are some testimonials and comments about Principled Academy, Bible Principles Art Lessons by Principled Academy, The Open My Eyes© curriculum, and the difference that the Principle Approach® method has made in individual learning.
About Principled Academy
“Principled Academy has been such an encouraging resource for me as a homeschool Mom of 2 girls. Heather does a wonderful job simplifying what it means to teach and learn using Biblical principles and how to implement it not only in each subject within our homeschool but daily lives as well. It’s certainly a whole life approach that is Scripturally sound. ”
~Stephanie, Homeschooling Mom
Healthy Homeschool 101 & Trades of Hope
“I’m so excited to have come across your blog. We will be starting homeschool this year for the first time. I taught Kindergarten before staying home with our children (as well as Sunday School classes and Childrens Church). My husband taught at a PA school for 3 years and we fell in love with the fundamental biblical truth aspect of the approach. Thank you for your honesty and blog, it will be a greatly appreciated point of reference and ‘source’ for me as we figure out what works best for our growing family.”
“Heather, this is wonderful! It’s so hard to get away from a Greek mindset and embrace a Hebrew one instead. Yet, it is so essential to understand the Bible! Excellent!”
“Thank you so much for this clear explanation of the Principle Approach. I’ve heard of it over the past year but never knew exactly what it was. And I loved your mention of the Bereans…!”
“This is the best “How-To” of the Principle Approach I have seen! I am researching and learning more about this method of teaching and it always seems very complicated. Your explanation really helps me to see where I need to go in my planning, now. It also helps me in creating a lesson planner… 😉 Thank you!”
“Notebook pages are a great help. I love your art ideas also. ”
“Thanks for this inspiring and interesting blog. ”
“Principled Academy has been a community of learning together. It has instilled the desire of the passing down of knowledge based on biblical principles.
The approach utilizing the Bible as reference has given us eyes to see. It has given us eyes to see, know and come to understand the world around us as God intended it to be known. It really has brought education to its purest form.
The approach provides the tools, the basis, to find information and process it so that it has the potential of having a lasting impression on not only the student but the teacher. It is an education of the heart, such a beautiful thing…a gift that can be applied to all of life.”
~Lucy Pope, Homeschool Mom
Whether you’re a newly convinced parent or just beginning to prod the possibilities of educating your children using the Principle Approach, you’ll find Principled Academy a resource you turn to time and again for clarity and encouragement. Heather has done a wonderful job of making what seems like a difficult concept easy to understand by doing exactly what the Principle Approach requires, searching the Scriptures. I highly recommend Principled Academy to any family looking into the Principle Approach or if you want to recapture the Biblical model of education.
~Gina Glenn, Principle Approach Mentor
About Bible Principles Art Lessons by Principled Academy
“My children and I really enjoyed the art lessons taught by Heather. They were creative and easy to follow with her step-by-step instruction. We also really appreciated how the lessons always focused on Godly principles.”
Rayetta, Homeschooling Mom
“My children were so blessed by the Bible Principle art lessons they received during our homeschool co-op with Heather. My children were taught new technique and perspective in a positive group environment. The children were guided through their lessons with patience and understanding and as a result walked away with some amazing pieces of art that they could be proud of.
As a parent, I also benefited spiritually from fellowship with other moms during class time. Overall, our time spent learning Bible Principle art with Heather was an incredible blessing that left a lifelong impression on our family.”
~April Davis, Homeschooling Mom
“What I appreciated most about Heather’s art classes is her way of treating the students as talented, budding artists instead of beginners. Instead of choosing simple, childish projects, Heather encouraged the kids to tackle something more advanced. She did this by walking them step by step through the art project with an example of each step pre-made and on display. With calm, quiet instruction, Heather would help each student create really excellent art. Whether it was drawing, painting or sculpture, the kids’ delight and sense of accomplishment was wonderful!”
Cheri M., Homeschooling Mom
About the Open My Eyes© Bible Principles Curriculum (using the Principle Approach Method)
“Your work/curriculum is sorely needed for homeschool mothers!!!!! Many would like to use the PA approach but will not due to the time and involvement by mom, they so not realize the Lord is growing the mom along with the little ones, I know I’ve been there with PA. Do not let this ministry the Lord has put in your path to get sidelined as this is true learning and a blessing for mom once mom embraces it. The Lord will provide all we need IF we seek after Him with all our hearts.”
~A Mom in Idaho
“My children were a part of a homeschooling co-op using the Principle Approach. By being a part of this, they were able to see how man-made government works along with how Yeshua wants us to live under His rules and government. It enabled them to think it out and reason it out in a way that made sense to them. It also helped them understand Him and His Word better. We really enjoyed our time learning this way and the co-op as a whole because of it.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed these [Open My Eyes© Curriculum] lessons as a family. The lessons were easy to follow, easy to understand, and catered to all learning styles.
Implementing the 4R method of learning brought a greater understanding and a whole new depth to learning for us. We also grew spiritually as we delved into Yahweh’s Word.
I loved that the lessons promoted independent learning from students with some parent involvement as well. When our kids needed help, I was challenged to research for myself. It was fun to discover new truths along with them! We also enjoyed doing some of the activities together.
Our children learned to research information for themselves. Not to just listen and regurgitate information. They had to find truths for themselves. The lessons challenged our kids’ thinking. They learned how to apply what they learned to their own life and how everything they learn relates to Yahweh and His Word and His amazing creation!
Their note-taking and record-keeping skills matured. Initially, the children were not fond of learning these skills, but later on, they were thankful that they had their records to go back to and enjoy.
The content of the lessons is what I loved. The lessons reveal that there is a reason behind what we learn. It is not taking scripture and fitting it here and there to make it biblical. Rather, the lessons revolve around Yahweh’s Word; it all points to Yahweh and His creation.”
~Kristen W., Homeschooling Mom