Tips & Inspiration


August 8, 2017

Tips for Teaching Creative Writing Using Literature

While I’ve loved creative writing – actually writing creatively, teaching it can get rather boring. How many writing prompts and story starters can one person handle? […]
August 3, 2017
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Using Sketchnoting for Learning

Sketchnoting can be a powerful learning tool for adolescents. The process is highly individualized, and students can choose to sketchnote in a notebook or digitally on a tablet or phone with a stylus and tons of free or low-cost apps.
August 2, 2017
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How to Start a Homeschool Support Group

There are many reasons why parent decide to form a new support group. In many cases the parents simply have trouble finding a group that meets their needs or that they feel comfortable in. Before creating your new support group there are some very important items to consider before announcing your new group to the public.
June 27, 2017

What to Do When Your Child is Struggling with Reading

When children struggle with reading, it's not a shock that they do not want to read. As a teacher and parent, it's helpful to understand what to do when your middle school student has a hard time comprehending what they read. Read on to find out what to do when your child is struggling with reading.
May 16, 2017

Ten Rules for Homeschool Convention Etiquette

I believe every situation calls for some etiquette, and homeschool conventions are no exception. Often, vendors represent small, family-run businesses, and sales at conventions provide their […]
April 20, 2017

What the Research Says About Homeschooling

How well do homeschoolers really perform academically? What about socialization? What happens in the real world? Get research-based answers to these questions and more from Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.

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March 28, 2017

How to Help Your Child Prepare for the SAT

How to Help Your Child Prepare for the SAT | High school juniors across the country are preparing to take the SAT in the next few weeks. At this point, you may be wondering what you could possibly do to improve your score. Here are some steps to follow in the next few weeks to make the most of the remaining time.

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January 26, 2017

Handling Homeschooling When Mom is Sick

At some point, it will happen. You will get sick. It happens to all of us. When it happens we not only feel terrible due to the flu bug but because of the stress of managing school while we are sick. Homeschool moms have a hard time turning off the homeschool even during sick days. First of all, let’s just clear something up. You are allowed to have a sick day. Your kids need you healthy and ready for unpredictable days of math and field trips. It is ok and best to take the time to recover properly.

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January 24, 2017

Overcoming Common Homeschool Challenges

There are many challenges that can come when you make the decision to home school your children. From dealing with state laws, to choosing a curriculum, and finding ways to socialize your children, the challenges are many but with a little planning, thought, and prayer, are easily overcome.

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