Category Archives for Andrew Pudewa

However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching (2)

In this talk, Andrew shares many humorous experiences (and painful lessons) he has learned over thirty years of teaching and homeschooling, including: It’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you; Process over product; All kids are different; “Progressive” education doesn’t mean progress; What real “college and career readiness” is, and […]

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Cultivating Language Skills: Preschool through High School

Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school […]

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Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers or Non-Readers

As schools have made reading their new god, believing that producing good readers will solve all their academic problems, many children—the dyslexic, the easily distracted, the auditorily challenged—are truly left behind in the rush to improve test scores. What schools don’t know (but what many parents discover) is that reading is not simply being able […]

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Copywork to Composition: Learning Writing by Imitation

Come and contemplate the underestimated value of simple copywork, discover the power of text reconstruction, experience the delight of author imitation, and learn the surprising relationship between text analysis and creativity. More about Andrew Pudewa: Andrew is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America, he […]

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However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching

Andrew will share many humorous experiences (and painful lessons) he has learned over thirty years of teaching and homeschooling, including: It’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you; process over product; all kids are different; “Progressive” education doesn’t mean progress; what real “college and career readiness” is; and two secret […]

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Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday, April 12th at 5pm PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: Frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few […]

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By Heart – The Goodness of Memory

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday, April 12th at 9am PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!oin Andrew in a contemplation of the fundamental human faculty of memory, examining some of the history and biology of memory, its impacts on language, imagination, joy, and virtue. Together […]

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Nurturing Competent Communicators

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday – April 5th at 3pm PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access! Many parents think that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural ability—some have it, others don’t. Both are myths. […]

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But What About Grammar?

Presentation by Andrew Pudewa  Knowing how to teach grammar is especially challenging for the parent who doesn’t feel confident in his or her own grammar proficiency. Grammar programs often consist of piles of workbooks, wasted dollars, and way too much time spent trying to fulfill that subject. Often what is taught in those workbook pages […]

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Reaching the Reluctant Writer

Reaching the Reluctant Writer –  Many children really do not like to write. Why? This workshop will answer that basic question and teach a specific and successful method of separating the complex process of writing into the smallest possible steps, making it possible for even the most reluctant writer to produce short but complete compositions. […]

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