Is “Critical Thinking” Just Another Buzzword?

Is “Critical Thinking” Just Another Buzzword?

Do workbooks and critical thinking classes teach children to think critically?

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How Do You Teach Your Children to Love Learning?

How Do You Teach Your Children to Love Learning?

It’s not difficult to knock the curiosity out of a child.

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The Comparison Trap: a Homeschooler’s #1 Enemy

The Comparison Trap: a Homeschooler’s #1 Enemy

My kids are behind!” Tell me honestly, as a homeschooler, have you not had the same thought at least once?!

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Phonics App vs. Phonics Book: Which Is Better?

Phonics App vs. Phonics Book:  Which Is Better?

Should you buy a phonics book and teach your child to read, or should you hand the task over to your computer?

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A Three Season Recipe for Raising Happier Children

A Three Season Recipe for Raising Happier Children

"Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state."  

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How Homeschooling Taught Me to Love English Grammar

How Homeschooling Taught Me to Love English Grammar

An inspiring look into a homeschooler’s journey about successfully teaching a subject she had never learned properly during her own school days.

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No Homeschool, No End of Year Panic!

No Homeschool, No End of Year Panic!

The end of the year is here! But did it come too soon? If you're homeschooling your children then your primary concern is probably whether or not your children are up to par academically with kids their own age.

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When My Kitchen is the Classroom

When My Kitchen is the Classroom

Most mothers, when they walk into their kitchen and find their iron skillet full of rust (because their son did not dry and oil it properly after use), might be annoyed. Homeschooling mothers, on the other hand, are usually delighted. The discovery becomes another learning opportunity, where the children pile into the kitchen and a discussion of what it is, how it got there, and how it can be prevented follows.

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Did Schoolteachers Really Know All This?

Did Schoolteachers Really Know All This?

Here's another gem from the book: "Immigrants who were educated in Europe often became private schoolmasters, advertising in the newspapers that they would teach algebra, geometry, trigonometry, surveying, navigation, french, Latin, Greek, rhetoric, English, belles lettres, logic, philosophy, and other subjects. Wow! Does anyone even know anyone who knows all of this today? If we do, they are usually not found teaching children!

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