Tips & Inspiration

How to Add More Fun to Your Daily Homeschool Schedule

How to Add More Fun to Your Daily Homeschool Schedule

In this article, we’ll share tips to liven up your curriculum this school year. Put these ideas into practice and the kids will be more engaged with their lesson plans. (Many of these ideas will leave you feeling more refreshed, too!)

Great Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Homeschool

Great Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Homeschool

I love that I can relax with the children while the neighbors have to get up and get out the door on time. Nothing makes a new year start out right like a slow relaxing morning except maybe these great ways to celebrate the first day of school with your homeschooler.

5 Affordable Homeschool Field Trip Ideas for Middle Schoolers

5 Affordable Homeschool Field Trip Ideas for Middle Schoolers

In the 21st century, kids can virtually visit any place online. However, there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and into the real world to learn and explore. Here are 5 affordable homeschool field trip ideas for middle schoolers that can enhance your curriculum offline!

Tips for Teaching Creative Writing Using Literature

Tips for Teaching Creative Writing Using Literature

Instead of relying on repetitive techniques, I would incorporate creative writing projects into literature assignments. Not only did this spice up the lesson plans, but the creative writing is a great way to reinforce what your child just read.

Using Sketchnoting for Learning

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.

How to Start a Homeschool Support Group

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.

What to Do When Your Child is Struggling with Reading

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.

Ten Rules for Homeschool Convention Etiquette

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 largest source of revenue. When customers follow these ten simple rules, everyone benefits. Ten Rules for Homeschool Convention Etiquette The next time you enjoy a homeschool convention, I encourage…

What the Research Says About Homeschooling

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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How to Help Your Child Prepare for the SAT

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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