Capturing your Charmed Homeschool Coaching Services

capturing the charmed homeschool: creating clarity, confidence and vision in your homeschool

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a Perspective Shift on the Art and Science of an Education

There’s an art and science in medicine, I’ve been told. If one could type symptoms into the Google bar and spit out a diagnosis, would medical doctors be required? There’s a certain experience and constant exposure that surrounds the assessment and diagnoses in medicine that can’t be captured in the Google bar. Let’s get a…

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How to Encourage Independence in your Homeschool

Self-directed learning, a new term evolving from the unschool movement, enables our children to indepedently learn. In my early homeschool years, I lapped up all things John Holt and John Taylor Gatto. These unschool founders radically shifted my homeschool from a top-down approach. I radically unschooled for six solid months and learned that children learn,…

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how do I unschool my child: 5 ways to move toward it in your homeschool

How do I unschool my child and just let my kids learn? And by the way, that’s the reason to talk about unschooling: it helps us let go of the control of our child’s education and just let them learn already. So how do I unschool my child? Unschooling: let them learn on their own…

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A simple guide to where you can homeschool without a homeschool room

Can you homeschool without a homeschool room? Of course, you can learn in a homeschool room, of course. This would be the room with my bookshelves filled with Dear Canada novels and my collections of books for prescribed reading lists, math workbooks, dictionaries, and you know, schoolish stuff. “Oh, this is your schoolroom!” I’ve heard…

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How to Encourage Kids to Develop their Passions in the Kitchen

Our seven year old won tickets to the local festival, including an Iron Man Chef Competition. We sat in the front row and watched the final showdown: Terra Restaurant vs. Delta Sun Peaks Restaurant. It was like a live Chopped show. The tension was palpable, the swear words forthcoming, and prettily-presented plates. The chefs were given a mystery ingredient…

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