Posts tagged homeschooling

Top 3 Websites for Home Schooling Your Children

The Internet provides a wide array of great resources for parents who are homeschooling their children. Many parents are nervous about using these resources at first, afraid they may not be appropriate for their children. However, there are many websites that are very family friendly and great for kids. To learn more about these resources, […]

Virtual Schooling: Could It Be for You?

“Over just the past decade, online learning at the K-12 level has grown from a novelty to a movement.” – National Education Policy System, “Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.”  October 2011 A movement is right! Recent numbers show 250,000 students were enrolled in full time virtual school programs last year. That’s a paltry percentage […]

4 Ways to Make The Kitchen Your Classroom

The kitchen is the most popular classroom in our house. Far more interesting than sitting and working from textbooks, it offers the chance for fun hands-on learning. Every recipe is a cross-curriculum adventure. Take, for example, our recent preparation of chicken in paprika sauce. In one recipe, we covered a day’s schoolwork. Tweet

Amazing Kids Who Aced Their Tests

If you’re about to sit your exams then you probably think revision is pretty hard, but imagine getting your high school diplomas at eight years old! Find out about the amazing kids who aced their exams and how they can inspire you to exam success. Yasha Ayari Asley Tweet

The Homeschooler’s Winter Change-Up

If you ask homeschooling families what they love the most about home education, you will probably hear “flexibility” more often than anything. Flexibility to teach what they want (within state standards of course), when they want, how they want, etc.  Being able to change what we need, when we need it. Winter holiday breaks are […]

3 Reasons Families Choose Homeschooling

Homeschooling is as individual as the people who do it. There are many reasons why families choose homeschooling as the way to educate their children. But what motivates them to take a path that is still considered odd in many circles. Religious Reasons Tweet

Overcoming the 3 Most Discouraging Questions to Homeschool Teachers – Part 3

I’ve been homeschooling my children since my oldest was 2 years old. I’ve come across many supportive people and a few not so supportive ones. Unfortunately, it’s these discouraging naysayers whose comments and questions linger the longest with me, most likely because I’m not usually snappy and sarcastic to strangers- so I often replay the […]

Overcoming the 3 Most Discouraging Questions to Homeschool Teachers – Part 2

I’ve been homeschooling my children since my oldest was 2 years old. I’ve come across many supportive people and a few not so supportive ones. Unfortunately, it’s these discouraging naysayers whose comments and questions linger the longest with me, most likely because I’m not usually snappy and sarcastic to strangers- so I often replay the […]

Teaching vs. Encouraging Learning: A Frazzled Parent’s Story

I’ll be honest with you—early childhood education was not my major in college, and I have never worked for a primary school. And that’s exactly why I’m the perfect one to write this post. I used to work as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, so I thought I knew a thing or […]

Overcoming the 3 Most Discouraging Questions to Homeschool Teachers – Part 1

I’ve been homeschooling my children since my oldest was 2 years old. I’ve come across many supportive people and a few not so supportive ones. Unfortunately, it’s these discouraging naysayers whose comments and questions linger the longest with me, most likely because I’m not usually snappy and sarcastic to strangers- so I often replay the […]

What Parents Need To Know About Teacher Certification & Education Reform

Do you have school-aged children? Are you aware that, according to the U.S. Department of Education, “in the next decade, 1.6 million teachers will retire, and 1.6 million new teachers will take their place. This reality presents a true challenge and an amazing opportunity.” American parents need to take full advantage of this opportunity and […]

Online Homeschooling Made Fun

For a long time, people thought that the only good way to homeschool their kids was to replicate a traditional school classroom at home. Replete with a strict class schedule, as well as workbooks and textbooks for every subject. However, with changes in technology and the continuing availability of online resources, well; times they are […]

Child Left Behind

It doesn’t matter if you homeschool your kids or send them to public school or private school, at some point the topic of standardized testing comes up. Each state has rules about testing kids no matter what category they fit in. Standardized testing has a place, but America is becoming very lop-sided on this issue. […]