When it is cold outside, it is fun to snuggle up inside with something warm and and enjoy engaging board games! But lest you think this activity is all fun, here are 10 benefits of playing board games along with 21 games we have enjoyed as a family that fit the category: 1. Math […]
Hey, that’s the point, right? We all want to be able to learn anything for ourselves. And we want to keep learning our entire lives. So, as educators, how do we encourage lifelong learning? Here are 5 simple steps — things to focus on when developing a lifelong learner: 1. Exploration Lifelong learners are […]
Here is the key to simplifying home education — understand the difference between skill subjects and content subjects.
4 ways to create time in the day for your student to pursue productive interests.
14 ways to plan studies that focus on essential skills, while honoring individual interests.
In the midst of academic basics, scopes and sequences, record keeping, and chores, here are 6 ways to encourage your children to pursue their interests.
Are you hoping spring blossoms a little early this year? Perhaps it is the letdown after the holidays. Maybe it’s the weather, or being indoors. Perhaps it’s the routine of routine. Whatever IT is, many of us find ourselves — and our children — fighting the February blahs. Here are 10 ideas to spark up […]
Summer is a great time to enjoy a scavenger hunt! And lest you think this a mindless activity…. Scavenger hunts can: Develop skill in following directions. Focus on an educational theme or topic. Provide a non-intimidating way to learn a new skill. Involve clues that need to be deduced. Develop cognitive skills by matching a […]
Perhaps the answer lies in the way we ask the question. How do we know our vocation? Strictly speaking—and contrary to the way we pressure young people to ‘decide’ what they are going to do when they grow up—a vocation is not something we choose for ourselves. Rather, it is given by God, who ‘calls’ […]
Geography the natural way by introducing a topic when it is most relevant. Tips and resources.
April is National Kite Month. Here are 12 fun ways you can go fly a kite — and learn something along the way.
It has always been true, but perhaps with college having become a default societal setting it is even more obvious now — there are a vast number of students attending college with absolutely no idea why they are there! Unfortunately, many will leave deeply in dept, not terribly more skilled than when they started, and […]