Schools Kill Creativity – Most Watched Ted Talk of All-Time

Sir Ken Robinson’s “Do Schools Kill Creativity” is most viewed Ted Talk of all-time. And for good reason. It is brilliant. Watch it now and you will see what I mean. “There have been three themes running through the conference,¬†which…

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Stop Wasting Time at School

The title of this book is a bit tongue and cheek but the author is definitely correct about all the time wasted as we try to educate children. I know this from first-hand experience as a public school teacher for the past eighteen years. Just imagine all the free time kids can, and should, have. We need to Stop Wasting Time. This is a good start.

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What Do You Teach Anyway?

When you decide to homeschool your children, the first question you might ask yourself is “What do I teach anyway?”

You probably remember the school subjects you took but that probably doesn’t help you narrow down a starting point. What should students learn every year? Is there a place I can look?

Fortunately, there are some great answers to these questions.

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Let’s Instill the Drive to Learn in our Kids

Students in North America are “not all that receptive to learning in school. We tend to think that a student’s performance is largely determined by his or her inborn aptitude. In much of the rest of the world, people assume…

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Teach Without Threats or Bribery (No Carrots or Sticks)

We should never heavily bribe or threaten our children. We can teach with a more subtle approach and help them buy in to what we are doing in our classrooms and homeschools.

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5 Affordable Ways to Homeschool

You don’t need to break the bank to homeschool your children. Here are 5 affordable ways to get started right now.

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Homeschool Your Way – You’ve Already Started

It’s remarkably easy to homeschool your way. You’ve been doing it all along as part of your parenting so why not keep doing it? Keep your kids at home and keep educating them with a personal and loving approach.

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You Are Already Homeschooling (Even if you don’t know it)

A parent is a child’s first teacher. Many of us don’t even realize that we are teaching. Believe it or not, you are already homeschooling!

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Pack a Bag For An Afternoon at the Park

Blanket time at the local park is my favourite part of the day. It only takes a little bit of preparation. So why not pack a bad, and enjoy the great outdoors?

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A Large Rock Is Better Than a Playground

Children need to have time in the great outdoors. Parents do too. It can be as simple as a trip to your neighbourhood park. Nature can entertain and rejuvenate us.

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