the two seasons in our homeschool

There are seasons of homeschooling in my homeschool. There’s a project season. And there’s an unschool season. But first, you need to know this about me: I have not ALWAYS done any of these things. But I have done ALL of them at different times. There are no remarkable changes from one grade to the next for…

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How to capture your charmed homeschool (& address your challenges)

How to capture your charmed homeschool? How do we capture our charmed homeschool if we don’t know how to engage our challenges?

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Tailoring Education for a Unique 13-Year-Old: A Case Study

Tailoring education for a thirteen-year-old? Your thirteen-year-old and MY thirteen-year-old aren’t the same. In fact, I’ve had three thirteen-year-olds living in the same family and they aren’t the same either. So take my suggestions with a grain of salt, but gather ideas. You can’t teach the same way to each child. They’re different. Your goal…

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how to structure a twelve year old’s personalized homeschool education

Structuring a home education for a twelve-year-old? Your twelve-year-old and MY twelve-year-old aren’t the same. In fact, I’ve had four twelve-year-olds living in the same family and they aren’t the same either. So take my suggestions with a grain of salt, but gather your ideas for your twelve-year-old. You can’t teach the same way to…

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get rid of the spelling program and teach the kids to spell anyway

Can you get rid of the spelling program and teach the kids to spell anyway? (Because I have. And I can tell you what I’ve learned about ditching the spelling program.) How to teach spelling to kids? Let’s chat. A new-to-homeschool mama asked me: “Do you have any advice on how to teach a child…

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