Welcome to Calvert’s Homeschool Topics Page!

Read on for homeschooling tips, home education news, stories about our wonderful Calvert Families, and updates from Calvert.
 

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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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Homeschooling Flexibility – Make the Switch!

When we ask our Calvert Families about their favorite aspects of homeschooling, one item that is always at the top of the list is FLEXIBILITY. This is especially true for parents who have experienced the world of public or private schooling. While the flexibility of homeschooling can be an adjustment for some, most homeschooling parents […]

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Announcing the Calvert Teaching Navigator!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new tool, the Calvert Teaching Navigator.  Developed based on feedback we’ve received from Calvert families, this new tool will make homeschooling your child easier and more flexible than before!  The new Calvert Teaching Navigator puts lessons, resources, teaching and tech support all at your fingertips.  Available […]

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Calvert Goes Wild!

Many thanks to all of the Calvert Families who joined us for the #CalvertGoesWild event at the Maryland and Detroit zoos. We had a wonderful time spending the day with you. Here are just a few highlights from the event!    

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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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The Ringling Brothers Blue Unit Visits Calvert!

Did you know that the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus have been using Calvert for over 35 years?  In fact Kim Siriporn, a Calvert employee for over 37 years, recalls the early visits when one of their very famous performers, Gunther Gebel-Williams, would visit Calvert along with his children.  Calvert’s Ringling Brothers Circus students […]

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The Many Hats of a Homeschool Mom

Chauffeur  Counselor Chef Teacher Housekeeper Nurse Dietician Accountant Secretary Principal Events Planner We know that you do so many things to keep your homeschool running smoothly.  You wake up each day and run a full household and school (often for more than one child) while preparing meals, grocery shopping,cleaning, lesson planning, reading with your children, […]

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Exasperation is NOT the Best Instructor

Have you ever been trying to reach a goal with a child and finally, in exasperation, set a deadline that came back to bite you?  One of our favorite family stories centered around the art of teaching writing and setting a deadline for task completion. Any parent worth their salt has said to their kid […]

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Strong Bodies Support Learning: Research Shows That Exercising the Body Improves Academic Performance

As if choosing and implementing an academic curriculum for your children was not enough, research indicates that you should be organizing regular physical activity for them as well.  The results of a study by Charles Hillman, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois were published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise […]

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Alternatives to MS Office

We know that there are times that you’re working on your Calvert Education schoolwork with your student and you’re guided to use Powerpoint, Excel or another Office product.  We’re aware that not every family has access to the Microsoft Office suite of tools.  We want to provide you with a list of free (or low […]

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