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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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Parents are Natural Teachers: Why Every Parent Needs to Get Involved in their Child’s Learning

Every parent has anxiety about their child’s education. From the earliest days after they are born, to the moment they leave for college, what our children need to learn and how well they are learning, dominate our thinking as parents. We do not often think about it, but the knowledge we pass on to our children is […]

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7 Back To School Tips For Homeschool Parents

August is always that month that is filled with last vacations, trips to the beach or pool, and cookouts. No one wants to admit the summer to coming to an end, and with it – a new school year is ready to begin. But as a homeschool parent, or a parent considering homeschooling your child, August […]

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Thank You, Teachers

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to fish and you have fed them for a lifetime. Like most parables, this simple statement encapsulates a wisdom that keeps us moving forward as a people, a society, a community, and as individuals. The knowledge we possess about our […]

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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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Reflecting, Assessing, and Modifying Academic Goals

Whether you are a seasoned home school pro or new to the home school community, you likely keep some academic goals in mind for your students. Some may address hurdling an academic obstacle while others look toward achieving an academic milestone. Those seasoned families know to tweak along the way to suit their student(s) and […]

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The Scientific Method: Not Just for Science

Teaching Critical Thinking through the Scientific Method The National Commission on Excellence in Education reported in 1983 that “Many 17-year-olds do not possess the ‘higher-order’ intellectual skills we should expect of them. Nearly 40 percent cannot draw inferences from written material; only one-fifth can write a persuasive essay; and only one-third can solve a mathematics […]

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Teaching Writing That’s Fun to Read

“I’m going to tell you about…” Seeing this phrase at the beginning of a paragraph/essay/research paper is, to me, the equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard. I’m also not a real big fan of the “first, next, then, last” system much past third grade. Writing, even expository writing, doesn’t have to be boring. Of course, […]

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Just A Teacher

“Oh, you’re just a teacher.”  Those words sting.  Whether you teach at home, in public school, private school, or virtual school – those words come from a person who probably just doesn’t understand what you put into it.  Because the misconceptions about public school teachers (done at 3:00 every day is one of our favorites) […]

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Writing Strategies – Choosing a Topic

A sure-fire way to produce a look of panic on a student’s face is to tell them to get out their writing journal and write about whatever they want. Sure, there are a random few that are willing to take on this task, but more often than not, the kids will just freeze in place. […]

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