Beechick Basics

Dr. Ruth Beechick was a skilled teacher and curriculum developer who considered home the best place to learn. She also believed that parents didn’t give themselves enough credit for being great teachers! I meet teaching parents all around the country and find them to be intelligent, enthusiastic, creative people doing a marvelous job of teaching … More Beechick Basics

14 Forms of Writing for the Older Student: Note-Taking

Note-taking is one skill older students of all types need to perfect. There are several benefits of being a great note-taker: Forces you to think while you read. Encourages you to make information your own (learn more). Helps you learn to identify and understand main points. Aids your memory. Develops concentration. Creates a reference that … More 14 Forms of Writing for the Older Student: Note-Taking

3 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

In a chapter titled “Thinking Skills” in her book A Biblical Home Education, Ruth Beechick explains that we don’t need a “thinking” class. Instead we want our children to apply critical thinking skills to every subject. She relates an anecdote involving four children, five and under, whose mother has helped them think about the fact … More 3 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills