Recent Homeschooling Articles

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • “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 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...
  • 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...
  • Alger Learning Center

    Alger Learning Center and Independence High School. Creative educational support for independent learners. Local assisted learning program, distance learning, homeschooling and unschooling support. Serving students K-12. Washington State approved, nationally accredited. www.independent-learning.com (800) 595-2630 Call us between 9am – 5pm PST 121 Alder Drive Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284...
  • Village Home

    Village Home offers education resources for homeschoolers and independent learners. We stress choice-based, self-directed learning for intrinsically motivated students. Multi-age, non-graded classes. Social events, teams, field trips. Assistance for parents. Based in Beaverton, OR. Villagehome.org Call today (503) 597-9100 5150 SW Watson Beaverton, OR 97005...
  • A Self-Publishing Success Story

    Theresa Schultz – a Self-Publishing Success Story Val-u Books 365 E. Avenida De Los Arboles #304 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 www.val-ubooks.com by Michael Leppert Theresa Klunk Schultz is a self-publishing success. Motivated by her genuine interest in other people and her desire to share her useful knowledge with them, in...
  • Applied Grammar

    Teaching writing through modeling and patterning the structure of the English language. Call today (717) 432-4890 313 Scotch Pine Rd. Dillsburg, PA 17019...
  • Crosswired Science – Intelligent Science For Every Child

    By Michael Leppert   The lack of scientific academics in American school children is well-known and often commented upon. Don Miller’s Crosswired Science is a curriculum company that believes that part of the reason for the decline in the number of America’s science-oriented students, is the delivery of the information. Crosswired teaches all...