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5 Things Every Homeschooling Parent Should Know

5 Things Every Homeschooling Parent Should Know

Homeschooling your child can be a wonderful opportunity to teach them important skills in a loving environment, but it can be a daunting task to make the decision. Many parents are overwhelmed at the idea to start homeschooling and have many questions about what the...

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Will Homeschooling Enrollments Increase After the Pandemic?

Will Homeschooling Enrollments Increase After the Pandemic?

THE NUMBERS In early 2020, before the pandemic began to spread across the U.S., about 4% of K to 12 aged children in the U.S. were homeschooled (National Home Education Research Institute/NHERI).  https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/ NHERI...

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Homeschooling – Why Now?

Homeschooling – Why Now?

Who would have known that we would be faced with an epidemic that would change the lives of every citizen in the United States? I watched the news and yes, I saw that China was facing their own epidemic called COVID19. Never did I know that COVID19 would find its way...

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Is Home Schooling the New Normal?

Is Home Schooling the New Normal?

Dealing with the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education system in the U.S. has caused us to ask the question of the year when it comes to schools –  namely, “What kind of education is needed at this moment in history?” At this historical juncture, the...

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Creative Ways to Teach During the ‘Off Days’

Creative Ways to Teach During the ‘Off Days’

Let’s face it-we’ve all at one time or another started a day with less enthusiasm than usual. We might have woken up on the wrong side of the bed, the kids might be extra tired and a bit difficult, or maybe it was destined to be a bad day. No matter what the reason,...

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Parenting Has Always Been An Essential Job

Parenting Has Always Been An Essential Job

by Gina Wileman Parenting has always been an essential job. Nothing has changed. It doesn't take a global pandemic to remind us of that. However, if these sequestering walls could speak, they’d reveal feelings of parental inadequacy that leads to frustration, anger,...

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Michael Jordan vs “I Don’t Know”

Michael Jordan vs “I Don’t Know”

by Nathan Manley Oh, avoidance. In many traditional school settings, kids learn to use phrases like “I don’t know” so they don’t have to participate. But this is your school and you don’t have to take “I don’t know” for an answer. If you’re like me, I cringe a little...

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Homeschooling- Why Now?

Homeschooling- Why Now?

By Alisha Jones-Gardner Who would have known that we would be faced with an epidemic that would change the lives of every citizen in the United States? I watched the news and yes, I saw that China was facing their own epidemic called COVID19. Never did I know that...

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The Best Teacher Binder

The Best Teacher Binder

You’ve selected the courses, ordered the textbooks, and neatened the supply stash. All that stands in between you and the first day of the school year is a master plan for you to follow. Or course you could purchase any of the cute and premade planners or binder...

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3 Educational Activities to Try This Summer

3 Educational Activities to Try This Summer

Summer is almost here and with it comes a new array of challenges to keep kids occupied. While there are no learning requirements you need to meet for the next three months, it is best for both you and your child(ren) to keep an exciting stream of educational...

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Is Homeschool for you? Part 2

Is Homeschool for you? Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can find it posted here. The decision to take your child/children out of Homeschool or raising them through Homeschool is a process that deserves a lot of thought.  Your child/children will be Home with you on hours where they would be in...

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Is Homeschool for you? Part 1

Is Homeschool for you? Part 1

I know there comes a time that everyone who has gone through Home School or is being homeschooled, wanting to be homeschooled, or teaching at home has thought, “Is Home School for me?” Don’t worry; it’s a question that has arisen in other minds who are going through...

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Homeschooling Methods

Homeschooling Methods

by Sabrina Smith Homeschooling is such a unique approach that helps develop students in many ways. There are a few different methods that I used while I was an Applied Behavior Analysis tutor, that helps homeschooling become interesting, informative, and fun all at...

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Homeschooling After COVID-19

Homeschooling After COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to the global education industry, as countries around the world shut down their brick-and-mortar schools in an effort to minimize the spread of this deadly virus. It's estimated that upwards of 55 million US students have...

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On Shuttle Run Pivots and Surviving the Unanticipated

On Shuttle Run Pivots and Surviving the Unanticipated

If you were fortunate enough to attend a public school anytime between the years of 1956 and 2013, you were one of the luck few that were forced to participate in the beloved Presidential Physical Fitness program. It went by several titles depending on the national...

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Weird Science Experiments

Weird Science Experiments

If the kids are getting bored at home, maybe it's time to make things interesting with some weird science experiments from Steve Spangler. About Steve Spangler… Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning...

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Ramshackle Porches and Resilient People

Ramshackle Porches and Resilient People

My porch has seen better days. The poor deck faces harsh, hard winters that come with heavy snow and thick ice, which must be shoveled off many times over the course the season. My dear porch gets relentlessly stomped on by muddy boots and handles dirty dog paws. With...

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Is Homeschooling Good for Your Child’s Mental Health?

Is Homeschooling Good for Your Child’s Mental Health?

May 2020 is Mental Health Month, so it only seems appropriate to share some news regarding homeschooling and its effect on your child’s mental health. I recently came across an article posted on Medium.com (Medium.com) about the affect that homeschooling could have on...

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