Category Archives for Not Back To School 2017

Overcoming the Expectation Trap to Save Your Homeschool Day and Your Relationships

We all have an ideal picture of what we want our days to be like and what we want our relationships to feel like, yet many of those days we don’t meet our ideal pictures. Why? What happens? Whose fault is it? And most importantly, what can we do about it? Understanding the power and […]

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Taking The Fear Out Of Fractions

Do you remember the groans in math class when the word ‘fraction’ was brought up? Well, there is a better and less painful way of teaching fractions! Fractions are, dare I say, fun when they are taught the right way. What’s the right way to teach them? Come and find the beauty and simplicity of […]

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Home Education or School at Home?

When we began our journey of teaching our children, we bought little desks at a yard sale. Then we acquired textbooks and taped the alphabet to the walls around our school room. Later we moved to the kitchen table, and finally we discovered education is not recreating a classroom in our home and teaching our […]

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The Vast Importance of Soft Skills in Education

Have you ever heard the term “soft skills”? If not, what about “people”, “interpersonal” or even “life” skills? These are all the very same thing. Yet, how many conventional schooling options, whether private, faith based, public/state funded, or community/charter, put much emphasis on these skills, if any at all? As a home educator, you, yes […]

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Why You Need to Teach Geology and How

The common approach to teaching Geology is to hit it once, probably in 8th Grade. But Geology is the beginning point of understanding biology, astronomy, paleontology, anthropology, archaeology, and so much more. If we hope to win the battle for our children’s minds in the area of worldview, it is vitally important that we teach […]

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What we learned homeschooling

 Diana Waring and Dr. Jay Wile had very different beginnings in homeschooling. Dr. Wile first learned about homeschooling when he was on the faculty at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He started experiencing a few science students who were head and shoulders above the rest and found out that they were graduates of home […]

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How Do I Teach This Kid?

Everywhere a homeschooling mom turns, there seems to be one more book about some flavor of four learning styles. But these existing assessments never seemed to fully help in the Gary household, so Carol developed a list of her own! Is your child one who learns “inside the box” or “outside the box”? Perhaps your […]

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The Principle Effect

There is a lot of talk about principles lately. The word “Principle” is used in many different contexts, but what is the truth? What are principles in homeschooling? Principles are discovered not created. Principles are truths that can be applied to a variety of circumstances including homeschool. Come and learn:The hierarchy of principlesThe different types […]

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How (and Why) to Teach Shakespeare in Your Homeschool

Do you want to teach your kids (and maybe learn for yourself) about Shakespeare’s works, but feel the subject is too intimidating to teach at home? Or maybe you just don’t understand what the big deal is about Shakespeare, and want to know why someone would need to know anything about an old English writer […]

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Fostering Lifelong Learners

Sandi and I wanted to give our sons a good foundation in language arts and math along with a love for learning. Our vision worked, for each of our sons is a lifelong student and always learning and growing. We catch a fire from someone who has a fire. This workshop will share strategies for […]

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