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What do you do if your child hates to read or just won’t sit still long enough for a story? You encourage her to read in small bites, the way everyone reads throughout a normal day. Whether you have a beginning reader or a 12-year-old who still stumbles over words, you can use these ideas to help your child improve reading skills. Cook together, and let your child give you …

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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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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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Our lives are filled with choices and options. If you go to a shoe store, you will find boots, sandals, athletic shoes, orthopedic shoes, loafers, heels, pumps, slippers, and more. Not every shoe works for every person or meets every person’s needs. The same is true in education. Education comes in many different forms: public school, charter school, private school, virtual and online school, and homeschool. Many people will say …

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As we look forward to the start of a new school year, there is usually much anticipation as well as a bit of anxiety. We all want to make sure we are using the “right” curriculum and doing this homeschooling thing the “right” way. The truth is that there is not ONE right way that works for everyone. Some people like to be very structured and lay out their coursework …

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One thing that’s great about homeschooling is that fact that there are so many different options. There are many ways to home educate your child, and you can shape and mold them to fit your child’s needs and your family’s lifestyle. Here are just a few homeschool styles that parents across the country are making work for their families. Traditional or School-at-Home This homeschooling style takes more of a school-at-home …

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