120: Using Contests in Your Homeschool

By |2024-03-05T13:17:06-05:00February 9th, 2024|

Contests and competitions can create much-needed external motivation for students and can foster skills and abilities in our kids that will help them in their future. But for some people, competition is a dirty word, so how can you make sure you're doing it right? Today, we'll be discussing the ins and outs of using contests and competitions in your homeschool.

Reviewing Homeschool Predictions from 2021

By |2024-02-03T21:53:15-05:00February 3rd, 2024|General Interest, Homeschool moms, Learning challenges|

Today we're reviewing homeschool predictions from 2021 made by David Bass in his post, Homeschooling is growing like crazy: 4 predictions of what that means for the future of education, published August 18, 2021. David's predictions were as follows: Parents will continue to demand more options in education, Homeschooling is growing more diverse, The [...]

119: How to Teach Geography

By |2024-03-05T13:17:40-05:00January 26th, 2024|

Geography is an important subject to teach. Through geography we can better know the world around us, the people that live in it, and how to navigate it. But many homeschoolers wonder just how to teach geography. Far from a series of dull facts and scientific definitions, geography can come alive in your homeschool! Today, we'll be discussing all of our best methods for teaching geography. How we engage our students with hands-on learning, and how to make it fun.

Is flexible or strict homeschooling the better approach? ( Repost )

By |2024-01-20T01:26:09-05:00January 20th, 2024|Advice, Coronavirus, COVID-19, General Interest, Homeschool moms, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Is flexible or strict homeschooling the better approach?  A strict school schedule may be very difficult to keep consistently and could cause stress.  On the other hand, home educators may feel that they are letting down their student if they have to do school at a variety of different times or on weekends and [...]

118: Mentoring New Homeschoolers

By |2024-03-05T13:18:13-05:00January 12th, 2024|

When you're new to homeschooling, it's invaluable to have people there to help you. Whether recommending curricula, giving advice, or just being there for you, it's a vital resource. So, when you're the experienced hand and you see someone new, it's important to be there to help them, too. Today, we'll be discussing the importance of mentoring new homeschoolers.

New Year New You for Homeschool Parents

By |2024-01-05T20:15:07-05:00January 5th, 2024|General Interest|

New Year, New You for homeschool parents is a lot different than the New Year, New You posts aimed at everyone else all over the Internet every January 1. Most of these “helpful” posts link to some program that will cost you precious time and money to improve your mental or physical health. For [...]

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