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#HOMESCHOOLING

  #1: Effectiveness Many math programs might look exciting...but the main question you should ask is, are they effective? Do kids who use the program understand math better than the kids…


  Although we have come a long way since the days of educational segregation, it still goes without saying that we humans tend to shun that which is different from the norm. When it comes…


Sometime between a frustrating lesson on improper fractions and an oft-interrupted chapter of Where the Red Fern Grows with my three older students, I noticed that it was quiet.  Too quiet. …


  I quit. That's right.  I quit.  I quit my job.  To homeschool.  The kicker......I quit my job teaching.  Educating other people’s children so that I can teach my own.   I…


It’s never too soon to start homeschooling your children.  Since little ones are like wonderful, little sponges, wanting to soak up everything, it makes sense to start early--to start homeschooling…


For almost eight months (when we began homeschooling), I have been trying to establish a homeschool routine for my 10-year old son that works to get the most work done, with the least amount…


Kids need to be taught practical life skills—skills that will teach them how to survive in society—how to thrive in society. Teaching these to your children can certainly be part of your…


Literature is great—and so are movies. Combine them and you have a double whammy as far as educational/homeschooling resources go.  There are several Internet sites that deal exclusively…


One awesome family losing sight of the shore...and searching for the next laundromat! Guest Blogger Mary Carlton The location of a homeschool is home, plain and simple.  You live, eat,…


JUNE 7, 2009

Diploma vs. GED

  There is a stigma attached to the GED that has many homeschooling parents enrolling in charter schools or the like, to ensure their children earn a high school diploma.   I was recently…