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Recent Homeschooling Articles

  • The Richest Man in the World Has Some Advice for Us about College . . .

    (P.S. He didn’t take it himself) by John Taylor Gatto 1. William Faulkner On April 12, 2005, the August “New York Review of Books” pronounced William Faulkner “the most influential innovator in the annals of American fiction,” a man well-deserving of his Nobel Prize. Faulkner, a high school dropout, was...
  • Homeschooling Intrigues Me – Where Do I Start?

    by Greg and Moira Bell You are not alone. Nowadays, it is rare to meet an American parent who hasn’t at least heard of home schooling. Those looking at homeschooling from the outside routinely express two chief concerns – 1) “How can homeschooling parents tolerate being with their kids 24...
  • “I Know What’s Best For My Education”: A Lesson In Uncertainty

    by Richard J. Prystowsky During our college’s first two weeks of the Fall 2005 semester, I dealt with an incident at our college that caused me to reflect on the relationship between my homeschooling life and my college work life. For years, when our kids were young, I felt that...
  • Homeschooling the Late Bloomer

    by Carolyn Forte More than thirty years ago, as a college student, I worked as an aide at Carl Harvey School for the Orthopedically Handicapped in Orange County, California. During two summers working with severely handicapped children, I learned that “experts” can help and advise, but that the very best...
  • Latin: The Silver Key

    By Christopher A. Perrin, MDiv PhD Publisher, Classical Academic Press While Latin study has been undergoing a growing renewal in the United States, it is still common to hear parents ask, “Why study Latin?” Naturally, if a family is going to commit a great deal of time and effort to...
  • Common Core Standards What Do They Mean for Homeschoolers?

    By Tracy Weissman Dunbar Our schools have been quietly taken over. We are no longer teaching the skills and concepts that our kids need. Gone are the days of creativity, innovation, and personal growth: Here are the days of nationalized pigeonholing, segregation, dysfunction. It used to be that in America...
  • THANGSTGIVING & THE HOLIDAYS – It’s Not Just the Pie That’s Crusty

    By Diane Flynn Keith, www.homefires.com For many of you, the Thanksgiving feast, with its traditional marshmallow sweet potato casserole was the first of many sticky situations that will last throughout the holiday season. You’ll be served a smorgasbord of confrontational relatives who subject you to snide comments and questions that...
  • Therapro, Inc. – Special Needs Learning Products & More!

    www.therapro.com 225 Arlington Street Framingham, MA 01702-8723 (508) 872-9494 or (800) 257-5376 Email: info@therapro.com By Ellen Meade Homeschooling children who have special needs, offers a unique set of challenges and rewards for students and parents. However, public schools have one advantage over homeschooling parents – the learning resources. Speech Therapists,...
  • Do You Teach Music Theory in YOUR Child’s Learning Style?

    Glory St. Germain ARCT RMT MYCC UMTC & Shelagh McKibbon-U’Ren RMT UMTC Every child is different, each with his/her own way of learning, thinking and processing information. These are called “Learning Styles” and are often referred to as the “VAK” – Visual (Look), Auditory (Listen) and Kinesthetic or Tactile (Move),...
  • Teaching Cursive – New Teacher’s Text

    By Linda Corson, www.teachingcursive.com The United States is about to eliminate cursive writing from its teaching curriculum! If implemented, we will be taking an enormous gamble that cursive in today’s environment is obsolete. As of today, 40 states have adopted the Common Core curriculum which supposedly establishes the requisite skills...
  • Analytical Grammar – Complete English Courses for Success

    3810-201 Lunceston Way Raleigh, NC 27613 www.analyticalgrammar.com (919)783-0795 Jr. Analytical Grammar, 11 “weekly” lessons Gr 4-5 Jr. AG Mechanics supplemental book Beyond the Book Report & Essay and Research Paper – a middle-school-age writing course Analytical Grammar – 2-year or 3-year course, books & DVD lessons and reinforcement & review...