Motivating Your Homeschool Student

  The homeschool year can seem like running a marathon. You’ve trained, you’ve stretched, you’ve started running, you’re keeping up pace, and then, just before you reach the finish line, your motivation starts to dwindle… If your student is showing signs of decreased motivation, especially as spring weather draws near, be sure to address the […]

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Dealing with Homeschool Doubt

Throughout the history of Calvert Education, we have found that one feeling that can sabotage homeschool success is DOUBT. As a homeschool parent, or even as a parent in general, when doubt creeps into your mind, it is important to address it head-on. Doubt can invade your thoughts and slowly decrease your confidence in your […]

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You CAN Homeschool More than One Child

Mother homeschooling siblings

While homeschooling one child can sometimes be a difficult job, homeschooling multiple children can be a daunting task. In fact, one of our Calvert moms previously described it as “trying to juggle wet bars of soap”! Since many of our families are navigating the current school year or planning for next year, we’ve put together […]

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Your Homeschool Year In Review: Reflect on the year with our helpful list

Dear Calvert Families – As the days of December slowly slip by and we approach the start of a new calendar year, it’s a good idea for homeschool families to set aside some time for reflection. What were your accomplishments over the past few months? Where do you need to make improvements? Are your children […]

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Holiday Help for Homeschoolers

  As the November and December holidays approach, we often hear from parents who are overwhelmed by their to-do lists. Between turkey-roasting, baking, gift shopping, visiting relatives, hosting family, and holiday decorating, it’s easy to become stressed and overwhelmed. This is especially true for parents who must also focus on educating their children at home. […]

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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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Overcoming Common Homeschooling Challenges

While homeschooling has a great number of benefits, every homeschooling family will face challenges along the way. That’s why Calvert offers FREE support and advice from our experienced Education Counselors. Available by phone, email, or online chat, Calvert’s Education Counselors are available to help you with educational questions and to offer practical homeschooling advice, tips, […]

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Discovering Your Child’s Learning Style

As a homeschooler, you’re probably already aware that there are many different learning styles. Everyone has their preferred method of learning. Whether your are new to homeschooling or are an old pro, a quick review of learning styles can be beneficial. The common school of thought recognizes three distinct learning styles. These are Visual Learners, […]

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Creative Homeschool Teaching Strategies

As a Learning Guide, you may have heard your child question the importance of diagramming or insist that a particular story is so boring, he can’t read it. Whether the “problem” subject is grammar, math, history, or science, incorporating creative teaching techniques will not only motivate your child to want to learn more but he […]

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Taking Learning Outside

As the days grow longer and the temperatures increase, it affords us the opportunity to take our homeschool studies outside. Both you and your children often find the “outdoor classroom” a refreshing change. Below you will find suggestions to help you take the learning outside. Create a Garden One outdoor activity that provides many opportunities […]

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