How to Plan for your Upcoming Homeschool when You’re Not Sure You Want to Continue

How do you plan for your upcoming homeschool year when you’ve been around long enough to hit the wall twice? Hit the wall, meaning, I was ready to put my kids into school. That says a lot for someone that is a home education advocate to the core. So how to plan for your upcoming…

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What does the classical homeschool method look like in a real homeschool?

The homeschool traditional season looks like school. …In that we have formal study hours and are expected to do stuff… Otherwise, what the stuff is depends on who the kid is, what their goals are, and what our goals are for them too. The study day begins at 0830. The kids meet in the Great…

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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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how to start homeschooling in British Columbia

We’re a homeschool family with four kids living in the Kootenays. Our two oldest daughters are all grown up, our third daughter is soon to fly the coop, and we’re now only homeschooling our teenage son. And I’m here to tell you that you can homeschool too! I’m here to help you learn how to…

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Guidelines for Choosing Curriculum for a Satisfying Homeschool

I went to a homeschool conference last spring, and I didn’t buy a thing. (Turns out I went with three guidelines for choosing curriculum.) So what does my lack of purchasing tell you about me? I must be… a. No longer homeschooling. b. Already in possession of enough books to occupy a public school library.…

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what is an education anyway?

Forget every notion you have been told of what an education constitutes: what do you think an education is anyway? Guess what? You are allowed to answer that question for your child. So what is an education anyway? And if you question whether you have the intelligence to appropriately answer that question, don’t be in…

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