how to plan homeschool: what I want my kids to know
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how to plan homeschool: what I want my kids to know

As I am in the midst of homeschool planning, I am considering what I want my kids to know, really know. Not the lofty, high-minded stuff I planned when I first began homeschooling thirteen years ago (like memorizing every constellation, familiarizing ourselves with university level calculus, practicing with SAT essay practice tests.) Now that I … Continue reading

homeschooling in British Columbia
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homeschooling in British Columbia

We’re a homeschool family with four kids living in British Columbia. Every morning we meet at 8:30 to discuss our plans for the day. Maybe, one kiddo heads to dance at 3, then we’ll see her at 9 in the evening. Another daughter needs to be dropped off at the bus stop for a college … Continue reading

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things
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my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Homeschooling Daytimers fresh from Amazon These are a few of my favourite things…“ Can’t you just see Julie Andrews singing that on a Swiss mountain top? She was a homeschooler herself, an unschooler to boot! Because I enjoy writing, pen in hand, … Continue reading

3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum
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3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum

I went to a homeschool conference last spring, and I didn’t buy a thing. I must be… a. No longer homeschooling. b. Already in possession of enough books to occupy a public school library. c. Homeschooling a very long time and have learned that I just don’t need it all. C it is! (Oh, and … Continue reading

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