Why We Homeschooled We have homeschooled for several reasons. Some religious and some academic. The reasons that we often reference the most are: religious freedom increased free time customized education Homeschooling has really blessed our family. But that education … Read More
Even for people that don’t believe in grades very much, grades are often seen as a measure of one’s ability to learn. But I don’t think that grades are an accurate measurement of a child’s learning ability. Not at all.I … Read More
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Politics today are emotional and messy. Don’t talk about anything in the news if you want to keep the peace with family and friends. Thankfully, this doesn’t apply to teaching. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. The classroom, especially the … Read More
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Proofreading Proofreading is important! It teaches students to identify problem areas in their writing. Once they know what mistakes they are making, they will eventually be able to avoid them. After students complete an essay, I assign this proofreading … Read More
I have written the following post for parents who would like an inside look at our educational choices which have resulted in our daughter earning a full-ride scholarship. To learn more about our experience, read below. Note: Since the publication … Read More
This is a lesson from my 9th grade literate and writing class. The kids and I discussed the books and created an outline for the thesis. When we do this, the students brainstorm their own ideas. I don’t tell … Read More