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Financial Literacy for Teens

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Most people would agree that money is an important topic to learn about. But who should be teaching teens financial literacy? Parents? Schools? What should be taught? And realistically, HOW does financial literacy fit in with the traditional high school curriculum? Who is equipped to teach financial literacy? In an ideal world, parents would teachRead more

Guided Notes in High School Math: A How-To Guide

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Shouldn’t students already know how to take notes by the time they enter the high school math classroom? Isn’t providing students with guided notes giving them too much of a crutch to lean on? How do people even have time to make their own notes? These are questions that a lot of teachers consider whenRead more

Should I Keep Homeschooling?

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You did it. You survived one or more year(s) of homeschooling. Congratulations. But just because you’ve done it, should you continue to homeschool? Here are some things you may want to consider before making your decision. Do you still have reasons for homeschooling? Sometimes homeschooling is necessary or preferred because of a life event. HereRead more

Professional Development During a Pandemic

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2020 has pushed all educators to the limit. It boggles the mind that any administrator would even think that this is the year for PD, but here are a few things to consider if you or your admin “have to” do professional development during a pandemic. Mental Health and PD Teachers and students should beRead more

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

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Curriculum choices can be soooo overwhelming. There are a million options out there with more popping up every moment. So instead of focusing on any one particular curriculum, or even trying to give a summary of a few different options, let’s consider some of the broad categories of curriculum and  what you should consider whenRead more

Getting to Know Your Homeschool Learner

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No one knows your kid as well as you do. But when you make the decision to homeschool, you need to consider your child as a learner. This might mean taking a step back to really observe your child and get to know how they learn best. Here are some things to consider: What timeRead more

Ultimate Homeschool Supply List

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Prepping your homeschool area involves gathering supplies. Kids who are homeschooled need a lot of the same materials that kids who go to traditional, 4-wall schools, but there are some additions as well. Here are our recommendations for the ultimate homeschool supply list: Writing Utensils and Accessories Pencils Erasers Pencil sharpener (we love this one)Read more

Organizing Your Homeschool Life

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Organizing Your Homeschool Life If you are just starting out in homeschooling, or turning over a new leaf this school year, I recommend spending a good chunk of time organizing yourself, and coming up with a great organizational system to keep your homeschool running smoothly. Why Organize Your Homeschool Life? Why? Well, the number oneRead more

Distance Learning or Homeschool?

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There is a lot to keep in mind when deciding between keeping your kids in distance learning, or taking the leap and choosing to homeschool. For many people, these are two options that they never would have considered otherwise, but here we are. There is no one right choice, but here are some things toRead more

8 Tips for Homeschooling with Babies and Toddlers

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Teaching your own kids is a HUGE challenge, and one that many of you haven’t asked for. The biggest question I hear from homeschoolers is “How do I homeschool my kids when I have a baby or toddler who demands my attention?” Here are a few tips to help you keep your sanity. 1. RelyRead more