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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 […]

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!

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Review of a Near-Perfect History Curriculum and Some Help for You

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Review of The Mystery of History Volume I and The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume I and Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar […]

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

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How logical is it to homeschool?

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Question: How logical is it to homeschool my ten-year-old son who has been anxious about school from the time he started kindergarten, and to leave my eight-year-old son in school (he loves school and is at the top of the class)? It seems logical, but is it? Elizabeth B. Whether it is logically consistent depends […]

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