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The Brain, It’s Plain, Is Sprained If It Is Strained

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Taken from Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy [Page 66] [T]he axons, or output parts of [brain] neurons, gradually develop a coating of a waxy substance called myelin, which insulates […]

Don’t Press the Technicalities Too Early

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Here is a Facebook conversation we recently had with a friend. Debra: I have an 8-year-old and 7-year-old (along with three littles). Both are reading very well. We read aloud a lot and love it. They want to write letters and notes. I am simply noticing a lack of any good spelling. I’m wondering if […]

How do you teach a person to think?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Dear Laurie, I recently took my 14-year-old stepson out of public school. He’s a mess — he hates school, isn’t learning anything, and doesn’t seem to have a very long attention span. What curriculum can I buy which will teach him how to think? This is a likable young man who does not get into […]

Samuel L. Blumenfeld Died on Monday But He Continues to Speak

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

We were sorry to hear that Samuel L. Blumenfeld died this week. Mr. Blumenfeld is known mainly for two things: 1. His work in encouraging homeschoolers during the very early days of homeschooling. He was a staunch defender of parents’ rights in education and was a pioneer, encouraging the pioneers. He supported homeschooling because “it […]

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. The author of this article asks, “What has been your experience with early education, as a parent or a teacher? What effects have you seen of early academic training, or, conversely, of experience in traditional play-based preschools and kindergartens?” Let’s read a book instead!

Wise Words

Monday, August 18th, 2014

I’d like to return that responsibility to the parent

Friday, October 11th, 2013

“The purpose of school should be to educate children at their own pace on what they like to do. Homeschooling offers the parents the opportunity to be doing what they should be doing. We’ve been turning over the responsibility of educating children to the state. I’d like to return that responsibility to the parent.” –Ron […]

How American Homeschoolers Measure Up Infographic

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Source: TopMastersInEducation.com

Eighth Grade Exam from 1895 — Did you pass?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina and reprinted by the Salina Journal. Grammar (time, one hour) 1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters. 2. Name the parts of […]

Why Not Public School?

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

I have been inspired by the information on your website and have ordered your book. It should arrive next week. I have a question that has been ‘plaguing’ me for a little while. While I agree with the scriptures that have been given here and in other books about God holding parents responsible to teach […]

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