How Online Learning Benefits Military Families


“Military students are quickly realizing the advantages of online learning,” says Jim Sweizer, Vice President of Military Education for American Military University.  “In the early part of the decade, the percentage of active-force students taking online or distance courses was … Read the rest

The Power of Independent Learning for Homeschoolers


2 Approaches to Ensure Independent Learning for Homeschoolers

Homework for Homeschoolers

Over the years of my homeschooling journey I’ve met so many other parents also homeschooling.  In the last year that number of other homeschooling parents I’ve met has multiplied … Read the rest

10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum


Looking for 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum? Check this out!

No doubt, 10th grade is an important year for high school academics. And no doubt, if you have a 10th grade homeschool student, you want to give them … Read the rest

STEAM Ideas for Homeschool


STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities are the hot topic today. Classrooms and community groups are frequently offering classes that hit the STEM topics. I was a little stumped the first time I heard them described as STEAM. So … Read the rest

6 Ways to Use A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Homeschool


“He was conscious of a thousand odours floating in the air, each one connected with a thousand thoughts, and hopes, and joys, and cares, long, long, forgotten.”

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

As a literature teacher, I get to … Read the rest

Thankful for Homeschool Contest Entries


We challenged families to share why they are thankful for homeschool. We were overwhelmed by the talent, effort, heart that poured into our inbox! You made our job of choosing winners very difficult!

THANK YOU to all who entered. At … Read the rest

Plato Courseware Reviews: A Teacher’s Perspective


Plato is an online curriculum used by both schools and homeschool families. Its research-based approach make it an effective and popular choice. As a teacher using Plato with students in an online school, I’m sharing my Plato Courseware review with … Read the rest

Top 5 Reasons for Teaching Shakespeare


An April 2015 report entitled The Unkindest Cut by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni states, “A mere 4 of . . . 52 colleges and universities require English majors to take a course focused on Shakespeare. Those institutions Read the rest

11 Educational Games Perfect for Homeschool


Have you ever been accused by a non-homeschooling parent or family member of hanging out in your pajamas and playing games with your kids all day? Here are some ideas so you can successfully do just that – hang out … Read the rest