Tips for New Home Learners
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Tips for New Home Learners

You’ve sampled the homeschool world and now you’re looking to choose it for yourself. I’ll help you to turn this challenge into a mostly charmed reality. You’ve got this! Teresa Wiedrick, Homeschool Coach You might not have had two years to plan like I did. You might be feeling forced to choose between homeschooling and … Continue reading

education: an act of discovery
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education: an act of discovery

One thing I’ve spent my last decade doing, unintentionally, is studying learning. When you’re trying to encourage learning, whether it be numerical literacy or scientific discovery, you quickly learn that everyone is learning differently, that each child doesn’t have the same interests, and that each child wasn’t placed on this earth for the same purposes, … Continue reading

Your Home is Not a School
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Your Home is Not a School

Your Home is Not a School The most important aspect of a homeschool is the relationship between the parent and the child. Our goal is to listen to our kids, so that we can learn what they need. Our goal is not only to teach our high ideals. Though the high ideals be commendable, they … Continue reading

Home Learning: Enjoy the Freedoms
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Home Learning: Enjoy the Freedoms

We have the homeschool freedoms. To choose your schedule. To choose your community. To teach your kids your values. To understand your kids. To connect with your kids. Teresa Wiedrick Freedom does come at a cost. The cost: being saturated as a parent. The cost: an effort in self-discovery. The cost: the effort in facing … Continue reading

Creating a Pandemic Routine
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Creating a Pandemic Routine

A pandemic brings unique challenges to each of our families. We might all be paddling on the same rough waters, but we’re all having a very different experience in our boat on the waters. We all have this one benefit from this time: we’re offered a blank slate to reimagine our lives. Teresa Wiedrick If … Continue reading

high school options and post secondary school
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high school options and post secondary school

A homeschool family considering homeschool high school is a different kind of homeschool commitment.  “They say” that homeschoolers must renew their homeschool intent when they cross the threshold from grade 8 to high school homeschooling. A whole new world of commitment. There’s a whole new world of social pressure too. “Let them go to high school. … Continue reading