Mr. Nick Marmalejo hails originally from the Chicagoland area. After graduating Christendom College in 2001 with a major in history, Nick chose to make his home in the mountains of Appalachia. His life’s work has led him into several occupations, such as high school disciplinarian, magazine editor, school maintenance director, woodworking craftsman, and finally, licensed social studies teacher. He is presently employed by Seton Home Study as one of their history counselors.
Nick’s passions are expansive, covering enthusiasm for general and Catholic history to the study of traditional woodworking and building techniques. He has trained extensively in the traditional martial arts of Karate and Aikido, and is an advocate of taking the principles of interpersonal conflict resolution learned on the mat into daily life.
The subject of homeschooling is dear and close to home for Mr. Marmalejo, as he and his wife Clare of 10 years homeschool their 3 children on a small farmette outside of town. Mr. Marmalejo is excited to share the lessons he has learned both in and out of the traditional classroom, drawing upon his wealth of personal experience, inspirations, and interests to help homeschooling families succeed in their efforts.
Teacher Survival 101
This talk covers tips and strategies on setting personal ground rules and principles for maintaining morale and avoiding burnout. Certified teacher, former disciplinarian, and a homeschooling father of 3, Mr. Marmalejo will provide his personal pathways and insights for handling the daily trials and joys of homeschooling.