In our house, there are books in every room. And we’ve rarely paid full price for any of them. Some were even free.
In Extraordinary Parenting, Eloise Rickman shares some great tips for parents and home educators. She stresses the importance to having a rhythm to the day so that your children can feel comfortable and know what to expect. This doesn’t mean…
Labels can be dangerous. Once a child has a label placed upon them, they often live up, or down, to, that expectation. As such, they play a role that can limit their growth and development. Fortunately, there are things we can do to free children from playing roles. Here are a few tips . . .
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.