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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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Top 5 Reasons Why Parents Homeschool Their Kids

1st Grade Calvert - Homeschool Student

Homeschooling has been on the rise in the United States over the last ten years. According to the U.S. government and education researchers, the number of students being homeschooled has doubled in the last decade. Overall, if current national growth in homeschooling continues, and some expect it to accelerate, the number of students being homeschooled […]

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De-Schooling the Homeschooling Parent

In our previous post, De-Schooling the Homeschooling Child, we told you about the importance of de-schooling your child before starting your Calvert curriculum. In this post, we’d like to continue on that topic by sharing tips to help de-school the parent. What is de-schooling the parent? When thinking about schooling and education, many parents think […]

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De-Schooling the Homeschooling Child

If you’re thinking about switching to homeschooling, now is a great time! Many families pull their children out of unsuccessful school environments over the winter break. This gives the family time to get used to the idea of learning at home and to adjust to the homeschooling routine. The winter break is also a great […]

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A Very Special Happy 100th Birthday!

The folks here at Calvert Education would like to wish a very special Happy 100th Birthday to Elisabeth Knipp Eason (known as “Nippy”). Mrs. Eason was an instrumental part of Calvert’s Home Instruction Department (HID) in the 1950’s. As a teacher of the “Eighth Age” (second grade), Mrs. Eason taught students from around the globe […]

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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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