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Documenting Interest-Driven Learning as a High School Course

Although we use standard textbooks in many courses, there are times when our teens follow their own rabbit trails and just learn things they want to learn.  This interest-driven exploration is one of the most effective ways to learn, but it leaves me scrambling at high school record keeping time. It is easy to document […]

Living Off the Clock as a Homeschooler

We all feel so busy.  There is so much to do and often there seems to be so little time. Time.  It’s one of life’s mysteries.  Sometimes it slips away much too quickly, other times it is painfully slow.  We try to stretch some hours but to compress others.  We aim to manage it hour […]

Zeal Without Burnout for Homeschoolers

At this time of year most homeschoolers are feeling a little bit burnt out.  That’s no wonder after an intense ten months of teaching some of the most important people in our lives some of the most important things they will ever learn.  Or perhaps vainly trying to teach them without actually succeeding, which is […]

Summer Fun and Learning Ideas

Now that we fall asleep to the deep croaks of bullfrogs and the robins are once again nesting in my husband’s good extension cord, it finally feels like summer! We will continue our usual schoolwork for another month, but it is definitely time to start planning a good long break, with a bit of learning. […]

Online Homeschool Conference: The Fitting-It-All-In Summit

If it is at all possible, do attend your local homeschool conference.  Last week I listed 8+1 benefits and 8 tips for attending your homeschool conference.  It is a golden opportunity to learn, be encouraged, and check out resources. Sadly, however, sometimes going to a ‘real’ conference is not possible.  There can be any number […]

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