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Homeschooling Tip: Improve Learning By Reducing The Time Your Child Sits Still

There is a growing amount of evidence that you can improve listening and learning in children by allowing them more play-time and interactive activities, while reducing the time they sit still at a desk or table. A report from the Institute of Medicine released a couple of years ago showed that children “who are more […]

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How To Structure Your Child’s Learning Space: The First Steps

Whether you are a homeschooler or a parent interested in providing some additional structured learning for your child, creating a learning space that is both functional and personalized is important for child’s academic success. Because each child learns differently and is comfortable in a different setting, it is important to create a learning space that […]

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Looking To Change Schools During The School Year: How To Withdraw From Public School

  If you’re reading this article, you are considering whether or not to withdraw your child from public school during the school year. First, it is important to know that you are not alone. Every year, more and more parents and their children consider making a change from their public school to an online or […]

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How Homeschooling Can Benefit Boys

Educators and parents are often told of the unfair advantages boys receive throughout school. However, recent studies have shown that boys, not girls, are being treated unfairly in public schools, and could benefit from more personalized learning and homeschooling. Here are some facts from research conducted over the last several years: The typical boy is […]

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How To Start Homeschooling

Homeschooling is a major change. Not just for your child, but for your entire family. One thing that over 100 years of providing homeschooling education has taught us at Calvert is that when it comes to homeschooling, the best thing you can do is to get started. So, how do you start homeschooling? Where do […]

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Preparing for the Homeschool Year – The Secret to Success

Henry Ford once said, “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.”  This wisdom holds true for home schooling as well. Use the following tips to help you get ready for a successful homeschool year. Get Organized Create a school room that contains all the necessary materials for your student. If there are multiple children, […]

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Homeschool Homework: Does It Exist?

At Calvert, we often get asked, “Is there homework for homeschoolers?” It’s a logical and reasonable question. Many parents are very concerned about homework overload, which has been common in many school systems across the country, and about the general value of homework in relation to academic performance and learning. Some public school parents have reported […]

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Homeschooling Pros and Cons

If there is one thing that we have learned at Calvert in over one hundred years of providing homeschool curriculum and education services, it is that homeschooling is not for everyone. Every educational system offers great opportunities for children to learn new information and skills, as well as harness their own unique qualities and interests. […]

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Top Myths About Homeschooling

Homeschooling in the United States has been growing at a fast rate over the last decade. Some estimates have the number of homeschoolers at over 2 million. Over the last 5 years, the number of black families in America who started to homeschool has doubled. In fact, growth in home-based learning has been highly diverse, […]

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How Homeschooling Parents Can Relax and Reduce Stress

Teaching full time—and parenting full time—is going to take a lot of you. For all of Calvert’s parent teachers, we know how hard you work each day to ensure your student is learning. We also recognize that many wear multiple hats including teacher, parent, and chief financial officer. Sometimes it does not stop there. One […]

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