Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly” and that includes homeschooling (you’ll see what I mean!)

I am reading a book called ‘End the Struggle and Dance with Life: How to Build Yourself Up When the World Gets You Down’ by Susan Jeffers. I read this book years ago, but a friend of mine looked at … Continue reading

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Sol Khan hopes his ‘system’ will enable teachers’ “…own humanity to come out in the lesson plan.” I have heard of the Khan Academy website – https://www.khanacademy.org/ When I first started homeschooling I was steered towards it as a nice resource. I … Continue reading

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Sending to kids to college by age 12. What do you think? Mona Lisa and Kip Harding have a large family and many of their kids were taking college courses by age 12. This sounds like some kind of homeschooling … Continue reading

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Better Ways to Get Your Kids Writing I think I have a budding writer in our family. I think I could do much better with how to encourage and inspire him but I’d never thought that my writing could make … Continue reading

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A useful tip especially perhaps for older kids if they are tackling more challenging texts This link is to a post written by Oliver DeMille of ‘TJED’ (Thomas Jefferson Education) and it offers a tip for understanding more challenging texts. … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers Sleep Better Homeschoolers sleep better…and that’s not just the parents!  All the homeschoolers I know, whatever homeschooling approach they take, love the fact that their mornings as a family are so much more relaxed than when the kids went … Continue reading

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Thanks to homeschooling, “Now, I love being a mom.” This blog post seems to have been very widely read. Even though this family’s approach may not suit yours (including their approach to discipline), or the one you would take if … Continue reading

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“What really matters is whether he uses the alphabet for the declaration of a war or the description of a sunrise…” Mister Rogers “What matters isn’t how a person’s inner life finally puts together the alphabet and numbers of his … Continue reading

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“You just have to be devoted to your children…”

“You just have to be devoted to your children…” I love this summary of what you need to unschool your kids; devotion to them. This is a nice, short video that’s a good introduction to unschooling. I totally agree that … Continue reading

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Activate Your Knowledge Networks

Originally posted on Laura Grace Weldon:
Image:anakmanja.deviantart.com You have more resources for learning than you might imagine. Not money, but the people you know. They have all sorts of expertise and experience to share. Add another degree of separation, the…

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