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Awakening Passion in Your Teaching

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 Good teaching cannot be reduced to techniques; good teaching comes from the identity and the integrity of the teacher. (Joe Briseno) While perusing a magazine, a title caught my eye: “The Missing Curriculum.” Given this time of year, when many ...

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What is Dual Enrollment and Why Should I Care?

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5 Benefits of Dual Enrollment If you go to a homeschool conference or even just a gathering of homeschool parents whose children are in high school, you will probably hear someone talking about dual enrollment. What is dual enrollment? It ...

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Back to Homeschool: A Smart Start

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I’m still trying to figure out where the summer went! It seems like the Fourth of July picnic was just yesterday, but my wall calendar says otherwise. September is almost here, so now is the time to begin transitioning from ...

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Am I Ready to Homeschool?

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For me, homeschooling is just the continuation of a tradition. I was homeschooled, and I could not wait for my children to be big enough for “school.” For others, homeschooling is unfamiliar or downright scary. How do you know if ...

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Cooking with Kids

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Making Connections By Cooking With Kids What I love most about teaching cooking to kids is the opportunity to make real-life connections in the kitchen. The kitchen is an ideal place to teach math, geography, culture, science, reading comprehension, and ...

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Remembering Why We Came

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In Eudora Welty’s short story “Worn Path,” the elderly African-American grandmother protagonist, Phoenix, has come to the doctor to obtain medicine for her grandson. But, because of senility, she cannot remember why she came! The nurse tries to tease out ...

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Not-Back-to-School Homeschool Supplies

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Every year as summer winds down, inspiration strikes me when I’m shopping at my favorite store. You know, the one with the hypnotizing bull’s-eye and all that inviting redness? When the water guns disappear and are replaced by colorful displays ...

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Assessing an Evaluation, Evaluating an Assessment

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You will not be homeschooling long before you hear the terms assessment and evaluation. These are usually in connection with complying with your state’s laws. However, there is a difference between assessment and evaluation. Each has its own distinct uses, ...

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5 Tips for Conquering Chore Chaos

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Housework and chores in our Little Red House seem never ending. Throw in seven kids and a complete homeschooling day, and I can just about guarantee laundry piles, dirty dishes and afternoon chaos. But there IS hope! Even before I ...

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