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A Self-Taught Curriculum

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a highly respected academic institution. This university goes out of its way to encourage qualified homeschooled students to apply. When a school with a reputation as good as M.I.T.’s publicly acknowledges that homeschooling is not […]

Sit By Me, Mom

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Is it necessary for my child to do all his schoolwork on his own? I sit on the couch with my 10-year-old son and help him with the introduction to his assignments. For example, with his math lessons, I go through the lesson with him (takes us five minutes), and then I’m off and he […]

How can children be self-taught in art?

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Question: How can children be self-taught in art? Answer: It’s in the area of art that homeschooling can show itself to be especially valuable. Here are some of the things we have learned. Provide children, especially those below age ten, with […]

Homeschooling Without Co-ops, Online Classes or Tutors… Does It Work?

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

“Recently a friend, who is nearing the end of her homeschooling years, shared that she taught her sons with no co-ops, no lesson plans, and no professional teachers or courses of study. Just three boys and their books doing their daily school work at the kitchen table….” Read the rest of the article here.

Imparting fluency in foreign languages

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Most American high schools teach foreign languages, yet few American high school graduates are fluent in these languages. This is nothing new. Back in 1939, the great Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock wrote an accurate article on this. It was a rarity. […]

Scheduling and Time Lines

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I have a few practical questions. In your 10 things before age 10 article, you lay out a routine for how the day might go. But did you have any kind of lesson plan for the week or the year? Did […]

I know of no other high school curriculum that offers two years of business training.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. My curriculum has launched a one-year course on starting a home business. Next term there will be a second year’s course. I know of no other high school curriculum that offers two years of business training. These courses are taught by […]

How do we teach Latin or Greek to a child when we don’t know the language ourselves?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Question: How do we teach Latin or Greek to a child when we don’t know the language ourselves? In fact, having attended public school, we feel as if we lack a healthy grasp of the English language! Answer: When we first learned English, did we construct sentences based upon a conscious knowledge of subject-verb agreement? […]

The Tutor for Charlotte Mason & Classical Educators — free until August 15

Friday, July 24th, 2015

THE TUTOR is a 9 volume library of Classical & Charlotte Mason style educational treasures, including: Outdoor games & activities Nature projects and stories Great Literature & Poetry Music & Art History and Appreciation Character Building Stories & Activities Famous Speeches and Letters Communication, Rhetoric & Logic Skills Biographical sketches of famous men of long […]

Speech and Debate Resources

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Speech — A short introduction Debate — A short introduction; how to get started in debate; how to research a topic; and general rules for debate National Homeschool Speech and Debate organization Homeschool Speech and Debate Discussion Loop — archives of group email exchanges from 1997 when homeschool speech and debate was just starting Bibliography […]

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