Teaching Ideas

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Hey, Mom! I’m Bored!

Hey, Mom! I’m Bored! By Gail Heaton

A better idea than an "I'm Bored" chore list!
Oh, those sweet words every parent longs to hear. Not. “Hey Mom! I’m bored. What can I do?” Lucky for you, you probably don’t hear this from your early learner yet, but ask a parent who hears that over and over again and they will tell…Read
5 Ways to Adapt for Your Kinesthetic Student

5 Ways to Adapt for Your Kinesthetic Student By Melanie Hexter

Teaching the "Do It" Learners.
A son who “wiggles too much” to finish a worksheet. A daughter who asks to dress up in historical costumes to show others what she’s learning. A student who can’t sit still through a chapter of a book but can confidently deconstruct and…Read
5 Ways to Make Your High School Curriculum College-Ready

5 Ways to Make Your High School Curriculum College-Ready By Sapphire Heien

Strategies for getting your kids set for college success.
One of the most surprising lessons I’ve learned in college is that my parents’ unorthodox homeschooling methods made me better prepared for higher education than my public-schooled friends. While the transition from homeschool to college…Read
Bringing Literature to Life: Motivating Preteens to Study Literature

Bringing Literature to Life: Motivating Preteens to Study Literature By Anne Campbell

Six tips for engaging your reluctant reader in the world of great books.
Soon after college, I taught English in a public middle school where English was a second language to many of my students. After spending several years immersed in literary adventures as an undergrad, I had a ton of enthusiasm—and some…Read
Learning Through Volunteering

Learning Through Volunteering By Karen Doll

Want a hands-on education? Here's a good way to get it!
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18) Volunteering is a wonderful way to get a hands-on education. Volunteering as a family is even better. Fortunately, there are many…Read
A Recipe for Poetry Appreciation

A Recipe for Poetry Appreciation By Jamie Gross

Cultivating a taste for poetry is as easy as pie with these simple steps!
Poetry appreciation can be a lot like that recipe you’ve been eyeing in your favorite cookbook. You know the one I mean. It looks delicious, but it seems so time-consuming and difficult. Besides that, it will require a trip to the…Read
Summer School

Summer School By Jonathan Lewis

The summer months don’t have to be a season of boredom and mental atrophy. Try some of these ideas to engage your kids and keep their minds active - all while having fun!
Summer is well under way by now, and if you’re like most parents, you’ve probably heard the oft-repeated phrase “I’m bored” just a few more times than you’d like. And, like a lot of conscientious homeschool moms, you may be wondering if…Read
Summer Learning Made Fun

Summer Learning Made Fun By Various Authors

We asked for ideas on Facebook. Here are some of the answers!
“We continue school through the summer so we can take more time off throughout the year. We do streamline everything, though, and we add more fun outings as well as VBS, a library reading program, more unit studies, etc.” —Elisabeth…Read
Report Cards - for Homeschoolers?!

Report Cards - for Homeschoolers?! By Melanie Hexter

The blessings of working toward mastery.
When my husband introduces a new seminar topic for his training business, he works hard to develop the new course. Before he can present any new workshop to a paying audience, he must understand the concepts and become proficient with…Read
The Roman Era

The Roman Era By Jodie Wolfe

“Son, take this tablet to Timothy. Make sure you aren’t followed.” Father handed fourteen-year-old Augustus a wax tablet. “Be safe, my son.” Augustus hid the precious document in the folds of his tunic, taking care to be sure the…Read