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With each person comes a different personality, with each teacher comes a different prospective, and with each student comes a diverse way of thinking. Every one acts differently according to their beliefs. As a teacher, I have found that I need to teach with my beliefs and depict how I will use it in my classroom. Pragmatism is the philosophy known for change and experimentation. Learning does not need to …

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“Ugh! Math stinks; I only do it because I have to.”  Have you ever heard or said this yourself? Have you every wondered why kids hate math? Well, I feel your pain. I hated math too, and now I teach the stuff I once couldn’t stand. Not only that, now I like it, enjoy it, love to talk about it. Did I go nuts? No, though at some point …

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Whether you are new to homeschooling or a veteran homeschooler, there’s always something new to discover. Homeschooling is awesome and we want to help you make it an even better experience!

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There is an ebb and flow to life, and it shows up in homeschooling as well. So when the rhythm changes, don’t panic. Recognize it as normal and adjust for the madness!

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One of the most important skills we can develop in our children is helping them find their “voices” and become self-advocates. There are many situations where they must decide what they need and be able to voice it. Often, as parents, we plan what our children should learn, control their learning environments, plan their activities and events, and even influence their choices of friends. There are times, however, when we …

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What Do You Need to Teach Your Child? This is a question almost everyone asks, from people who are exploring the idea of homeschooling to those who have been homeschooling for a while. But stop for just a minute, and really let that question sink in…what do you need to teach your child? Maybe a better way to phrase it is,“What does your child REALLY need to know?” According to …

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What in life is without challenges? I’d argue that anything worth having has some challenges that go along with it, and homeschooling is no exception. While most of the homschoolers I interact with consider homeschooling among the most rewarding experiences of their lives, they all face challenges of some sort. This can range from such things as a lack of organization to a lack of an adequate support system. I …

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For many who are new to the idea of homeschooling, home education seems to be the domain of the stay-at-home parent, often the mom. But the truth is that homeschool has many, many faces, and wanting or needing to earn a living doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot homeschool your children. It just means that how you accomplish this very important, rewarding process may look a little different. Can I …

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