Introduction to Copywork: Copywork FAQ’s

Jun 22, 2016 | Posted by in Writing | 0

Copywork is a favorite tool in Classical and Charlotte Mason homeschooling circles, but what is copywork? What benefits does it provide? How do you get started with it? How do you find passages? I’m glad you asked.   What is Copywork? Copywork is just what it sounds like. Depending on your child’s age and developmental level,Read more …

Dyslexia and the Gift of Neurodiversity

Apr 21, 2016 | Posted by in Education Theory, Encouragement, Writing | 0

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 …

When to Push, When to Hold Back: An Introduction to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development Theory

Recently in my homeschool circles, there has been much discussion of when it might be appropriate to push/encourage/nudge our children. How can we discern whether a little encouragement or guidance from us will help them jump to the next level of competence, or push them over the edge of frustration? Lev Vygotsky, the great educationalRead more …

How my son became a writer

Aug 6, 2011 | Posted by in Rethinking the 3 R's, Writing | 2

When Henry started kindergarten last year, he showed absolutely no interest in handwriting. None. He failed every fine motor screening at his well child checks from the time he was two. At 5, as far as I knew, as far as he would demonstrate to me, he could not even draw a straight, vertical line.Read more …