Holt was obviously a very gifted individual. His principles will work very well for gifted children. Other children, for one reason or another, will need some hand holding to move toward using their skills and learning all of the time.
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We have updated Summer School for Mom guide — one of our favorites! Over the years we have received quite a bit of positive feedback from those of you who have found the guide helpful. Written with the DIY homeschooler in mind, the Summer School for Mom guide helps you establish your framework on the […]
We have updated and revitalized our free guide: Summer School for Mom — one of our favorites! And one that we have received quite a bit of positive feedback from. What are those ideas that are fundamental to your family? How can we respect the individuality of our children? How can we establish a consistent […]
Planner sampling? Every year I try a new planner. Call me a perfectionist. I was looking for the PERFECT planner. Well, I found it!
Education at its best is an impartation of knowledge, skills, and values. But that is just the beginning. It is also an implantation of the ability to teach oneself, to understand what is known — and what is yet to learn — and where to look for it. It is also by design, and therefore […]
Even if you educate all year long, you may want to keep about one month free over the summer to evaluate what worked, what didn’t work, and what you might want to change about the past year. The summer is a great time to learn from our children what their interests are, to read inspiring […]
We are all too ready to grab those promises of that “perfect” product that will meet our needs. 5 tips for making curriculum choices easier!
Each year through our weeks off during the Christmas break, I read several inspiring home-educating-related books to stay creative and motivated. Time alone spent educating ourselves makes us better teachers and mentors, and the breaks we incorporate in our schedules provide the time to read deeply — instead of peeking in here and there between […]
Homeschooling requires finding balance. With all of the the focus on being productive, it is not surprising that we find ourselves on the cusp of complete and utter burnout! We have apps, roles and goals, lists, habits, more to do better, and frogs to eat. And our complete focus on pushing through and getting things […]
When we first start educating our children at home, we tend to tackle the most obvious need first: the books. While this is an understandable first choice, it isn’t always the best choice. Before we scour the catalogs, the social media, and the plethora of “hottest” new products for an answer to our curriculum dilemmas, […]
We’ve made the case for educating ourselves. But many are left with the question: how? For me, educating myself started with a few good mentors and a stack of books. When we first began traveling down the homeschooling road, I didn’t know any better than to continue doing what I had been doing since my […]