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Notes on Things We Wish We’d Known: 50 Veteran Homeschoolers Share

  A lot has changed in the homeschooling world but some things never change.  When, twenty years ago, Bill and Diana Waring asked 50 veteran homeschoolers what they wish they had known when they started their homeschooling journey, they got heartfelt, time-tested tips and nuggets of wisdom that are as relevant now as they ever […]

Universities and Colleges in Your Community

Recently Miss 16 and I were dropped off at a university’s student center, not for a traditional ‘university visit’ of the kind US parents and teens focus on, but to attend a poster session put on by undergraduate researchers just a few years older than my daughter. Two hours later, our minds spinning with concepts, […]

Six Historical Thinking Skills and Your Homeschool

  There is a new movement sweeping history education that seeks to enhance critical historical literacy using six thinking skills.  These skills can benefit anyone who studies history and are especially relevant to homeschooled teens, but they are not without danger either. The following brief overview consists of notes taken when Donna Ward, the mother […]

Review: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Homeschooling is, when you get down to it, all about learning. That is one of the reasons I picked up Make It Stick:  The Science of Successful Learning—I needed to understand how to make learning work better in our homeschool.  Now I am recommending it to everyone.  Based on research, this book is full of […]

Planning an Unusual High School Credit—A Horsey Example

Miss 14 almost had the saddle on the horse when the barn door opened and a stranger walked in.  He turned out to be the co-op co-ordinator for the local high school looking for one of his students, and suddenly a lightbulb turned on in my head. Perhaps I could give Miss 14 a high […]

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