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The Great Planner Debate

The Great Planner Debate

The Great Planner Debate: Teaching Homeschoolers the Art of Independent Planning I remember the first planner I used. I was in the sixth grade and my school issued everyone the same planner, complete with dates important to our school already printed in the correct...
Homeschool Hacks

Homeschool Hacks

Regardless of what your career or occupation is, you are sure to have to developed a few tricks of the trade to make your job easier. These days the term “lifehack” is used loosely to describe those uniquely personal ideas that increase efficiency in daily life. Let’s...
Why I Homeschool

Why I Homeschool

We were recently at a birthday party and my son happily shared with the guests sitting across the table that he was in kindergarten. Later in the conversation it came up we were homeschooling. The eyebrows were raised and the questions started. “Here we go,” I...
BLENDED LEARNING BENEFITS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BLENDED LEARNING BENEFITS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

WHAT IS BLENDED LEARNING? Since 1999, the use of digital and online instructional approaches known generically as ‘blended learning” and “hybrid learning” have become increasingly popular as a way to convert the brick-and-mortar classroom to a...
Historic Homeschoolers

Historic Homeschoolers

You know that feeling you get when you meet a new family in the community while you’re out and about during school hours? It’s usually fairly easy to spot a new homeschooling family and, for us, it’s pretty exciting to introduce ourselves to potential friends! My kids...