We were recently at a birthday party and my son happily shared with the guests sitting across the table that he was in kindergarten. Later in the conversation it came up we were homeschooling. The eyebrows were raised and the … Read the rest
Ten years ago, three education researchers noted that “online learning is sweeping across America.” They estimated that, in 2009, more than 3 million K to 12 students would take an online course, resulting in a nearly 70-fold increase over the … Read the rest
As homeschoolers, we do a lot of living in our homes. Moms can’t do everything so how can we teach our kids a few basic organizational skills? Here are a few quick ways to get your kids on the path … Read the rest
Using digital tools and online content to enhance traditional curriculum and learning methods should be direct and easy, right? As teachers, we all recognize that both digital and online materials can be used to create a more “fun” learning environment, … Read the rest
As with all areas of life, there are many options to fill our homeschool day. We have endless amount of curriculum and textbook options to pick from. The methodologies available from which to select are numerous. We have loads of … Read the rest
Professor Jo Boaler teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and is the CEO and co-founder of www.YouCubed.com , a site that offers a wide variety of math-education resources and tools for teachers, parents, and students. Professor Boaler, who … Read the rest
If you were to ask the average American high school student if he or she needs to learn a foreign language they would probably respond with “No, everybody speaks English these days.” Really?
Why Homeschool Students Should Study Foreign Languages… Read the rest
Whether you are new to homeschooling or you’ve been doing it for years, you have probably considered attending a homeschool convention. Should you go or not go? Will it be worth it for you to invest the time and energy … Read the rest
We sat in her car while it idled in my driveway, brainstorming all the ways she could introduce the potential change to her son. She was willing to put in the work and take charge of the boy’s education, as … Read the rest
As the summer is picking up speed and fall is getting closer, I am slowly getting my homeschooling wheels turning for the fall. It’s time to think of what changes I need to make to our weekly schedule.
Why is … Read the rest