Tips & Inspiration
How to Homeschool When You are a Single Parent
Homeschooling your child comes with its own set of challenges. When you add in being a single parent, things can be a bit more complex. However, complex doesn’t mean impossible! There are definitely ways to make it work.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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