Reading is the backbone of learning. When educating at home or tutoring, good literature can be the backbone of your curriculum (or course of study). The task becomes creating a great reading list. Here are our six tips for creating a reading list: Tips for Creating a Reading List 1. Include the Youngest Start early. […]
People learn things in different ways. Some learn by watching demonstrations. Some learn better with diagrams and charts. Still others learn best by getting in there and doing something. By understanding how our students learn best, we can present new concepts in a more effective way. The first thing you’ll want to do is determine […]
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 […]
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.
Geography the natural way by introducing a topic when it is most relevant. Tips and resources.
Tutoring is a common method in homeschooling, and it is the most effective method ever devised. While working with an individual child, it is easy to tell whether the work is within the child’s ability…. The power and efficiency of tutoring is that the parent follows the child’s ability and interest rather than following a […]
There are many things we do each day — life skills — that we take for granted. We’ve done them so long that we forget that our children might not know how to do them. One easy remedy is to include our children in our daily activities, instructing as we go. Get the children involved […]
One sure way to cut homeschool expenses is to do it yourself. But what if you prefer something already laid out for you? Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool is a completely free online curriculum. ~ Featured Site
So your child is practicing his craft — developing his talents and interests. Do you hover and make sure everything comes off without a hitch? Or do you let him get…messy? Now is when this kid should be learning to dream big dreams and dare greatly. Now is when she should be making mistakes and […]
We can provide the “richest” education, whether that be classically-, literature-, or otherwise-based, and yet fail to provide an education specifically designed for each child — a non-generic, personalized education. If we don’t allow our children the time to develop their strengths and interests, then even the best education will have nothing to work with. […]
We are not moving children through a system. We are really tutoring our children — starting where they are, determining what they need, and leading them rather than pushing them from behind. It is for this reason that we find our own way, develop our own programs, and educate ourselves. There will be different applications […]