Ever since the first release of the Common Core State Standards, parents, educators, and politicians have been discussing the problems with Common Core.
When families begin homeschooling, they often ask veteran homeschool parents how to find the best homeschool curriculum. This raises the question: Is there such a thing as THE best homeschool curriculum? Is there one curriculum that meets the needs of all students or all families?
Public school teachers usually juggle a classroom of students who vary in learning abilities and styles. It’s difficult for them to give every student the individual attention they need. In homeschooling, parents have the opportunity to develop their child’s strengths and improve on their weaknesses.
The preschool years offer an incredible opportunity to set the tone of your homeschooling relationship with your child. They are a season in which to cultivate a relationship characterized by mutual delight and trust. They are a time for learning through play. They are a time to engage in shared exploration and discovery…
With the smorgasbord of options available—ranging from online classes through a local public school to unschooling to classical education (and many gradations in between)
When approaching their student’s high school years, the greatest gift parents could ask for is wisdom. You’ll know you’ve found wisdom regarding your teen’s education when you answer these two questions: “What are the best goals for my child?” and “What are the best means to achieve those goals?”
Parents who are planning to homeschool their young children are often eager to get a jumpstart on the process by implementing a rigorous preschool homeschool curriculum. This is especially tempting when the grandparents are a little skeptical. In this case, the allure of workbooks and formal academics can be irresistible; they prove to us and the world that our little ones have accomplished something quantifiable, and it can be satisfying to report that they are on their way to the kindergarten workbook well ahead of schedule.
What is the first thing you picture when you hear the word rhetoric? Most people I asked recently had one of two images in mind. At best, people thought of a compelling commercial. At the worst, people envisioned a slick politician either manipulating an audience through smooth talk or lying outright.