Category Archives for Unschooling

“Homeschooling Didn’t Work For Us”

When I first started homeschooling my preschooler, I thought, “I’ve got this.” I wrote out a daily schedule.  I put together weekly lesson plans.  I had craft supplies and art projects laid out for months at a time.  Everything went pretty smoothly.  My kids had fun doing unit studies and learning bits of information each […]

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Inspiring Teens and Our Biggest Mistakes

By Dianne McLean, HECOA Director So what can I say about inspiration in teens?​ Many parents write every week asking how to mentor their teen. Some want step by step processes, and some have given up hope of being the perfect mentor, and they just want to “get through” these teen years and have their child come […]

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Raising Engaged Learners – Embrace Learning Without Limits

This live presentation will air on:Wednesday, April 13th at 3pm PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!”I’ll speak a little of my background as a pioneering “unschooled” student in the 1980’s and how it broadened & deepened my education. Then I’ll give you some tips on […]

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Homeschool Using Netflix

0 shares Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Homeschooling with Netflixby Jen Holmstrom, Inspired Family of 5Did anyone else notice that Netflix is loaded with educational resources? It really is! When I take careful notice of the informational shows, I realize it could make up an entire year of curriculum resources. Here are some fun […]

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Is Middle School a Waste of Time?

[osd_social_media_sharing] Three years.  That's how long middle school is.  By the time a child reaches middle school, they typically have a pretty firm foundation in grammar and vocabulary, sentence structure, and the basics of writing an essay.  Especially with today's "new" teaching methods. Bookmark

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Yummy Chocolate Unit Study

This time of year, as we ponder all the yummy treats that will pass by our eyes, one in particular comes to mind – CHOCOLATE! Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made?  How it came to be?  Who decided that the little cacao bean should become something so delectable?  Did you know that chocolate […]

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Am I Smart Enough to Homeschool?

Are you afraid that you are not smart enough to homeschool your children?  Do you think that only certified teachers have your child's best interest at heart?  Is your mind filled with doubts about your abilities? There are millions of homeschoolers in this country – only a very, very small fraction of them have a […]

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