Encouragement

Upcoming Workshop: Control Your Curriculum (Don’t let it control you!)

Nov 5, 2016 | Posted by in Encouragement | 0
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The holidays are upon us. How did that happen? It’s still 75 degrees here in Denver, but Thanksgiving is just 3 weeks away. Historically, I have taken two different approaches to homeschooling in November and December: Completely give up on any homeshooling and “let the season be the teacher.” OR Try desperately stick to theRead more …

Dyslexia and the Gift of Neurodiversity

Apr 21, 2016 | Posted by in Education Theory, Encouragement, Writing | 0
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I have a fundamental belief that each of us is a unique creation with strengths and weaknesses that equip us for our individual mission in this life. I have struggled so much with the idea of “learning disabilities” because I feel a hyper-focus on a person’s weaknesses can overshadow the development of that person’s gifts.Read more …

Is there something wrong with my kid?

A friend came to me today with concerns about her nephew. Well, she’s not concerned, but her sister-in-law is. The child just turned three and is, apparently, a bit of a handful. She was asked not to bring him back to the church nursery unless she was going to stay with him. Ouch. Sis-in-law isRead more …

Our Homeschool Schedule: Lessons Learned

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We’ve been using our homeschool schedule now for about six weeks, and I want to highlight some of the things I’ve learned from the experience.¬†For the most part, it is working as I hoped – sometimes even better. Here are the tips I would share with anyone else trying to make a major change likeRead more …

Why you should consider a schedule for your homeschool

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If you know me or have followed my blog at all, you know that I have always tended toward a relaxed, unschool-ish, laissez-faire approach to my kids’ education. You probably also know that I have flirted with curriculum on and off, and that part of me has always longed for a more predictable routine and,Read more …