What Happens When Science Mixes with Online Learning?
When I first started teaching with online curriculum, I was a bit skeptical when it came to science. After all, science is best-learned hands-on and online learning seems the exact opposite. I … Read the rest
“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
Many American families don’t live in America. Military service, business travel, temporary overseas jobs, missionary service – these are a few of the purposes that send families globe-trotting. One of the biggest challenges families face is how to “do school” … Read the rest
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
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
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
“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
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 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
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