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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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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 homeschooling 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, it […]

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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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Top 10 Ways Homeschoolers Can Cure Classroom Boredom

  Classroom boredom can strike at any time. For homeschoolers, boredom can impact parent teachers, as well as students. When there is a feeling of boredom or disconnectedness, the ability to teach or learn is greatly diminished. Therefore, the first step is to recognize that you or your students are not engaged with your current […]

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How Does Homeschooling Empower Women and Girls?

At Calvert, we are proud that our homeschool program has educated famous women such as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck, who also became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. In recognition of all our past women graduates and the many young women […]

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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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A Few Tips On How Homeschoolers Can Celebrate President’s Day

This year, President’s Day takes place on Monday, February 20th. It is a federal holiday that is always celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, our nation’s first president, who was born on February 22, 1732. The day also is known in some states only as Washington’s Birthday, or Washington’s […]

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Organizing a Homeschool Classroom

One of the most exciting aspects of beginning a journey toward homeschooling is organizing a classroom space. Whether you have a dedicated homeschooling room or your children take over the kitchen table each day, conducting your lessons in a well-organized space can play an important role in creating a successful homeschooling experience for your family. […]

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