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Movement and Learning: Grow a Better Brain!

Did you know that movement may grow a better brain? It can! Recent research has demonstrated that movement can strengthen learning,improve memory and the retrieval of those memories, and enhance motivation and morale (Jensen, 2005, p. 60). Do you have … Continue reading

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Teaching Character Through Literature

No one is ever too young or ever too old to learn lessons in character. The youngest of children learn lessons in self-control, patience, and respect for others. At every age, we, hopefully, continue to improve on our character and … Continue reading

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Are Boys Losing Interest in Academics?

Good morning everyone! Thank you for the great discussion regarding my last post. Today’s post will be short, but hopefully, thought provoking. Recent research seems to point to boys losing interest in academics. Here are the highlights of an article titled … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Address Short Attention Spans

Tonight, I taught the three-year old class at church for the first time in a few years. I’d forgotten how much energy three-year-olds have or how short their attention span is! Experts disagree greatly on the length of the normal … Continue reading

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Favorite Resources: Great Courses High School History DVDs

Ready, Set, Go! Less than two weeks ago, I decided to go back to school for my Masters degree. An online program, my first class began yesterday. “What was I thinking?!?” has become my new mantra. I’m excited but nervous. … Continue reading

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Homeschool Portfolios: Add Some Photos and Fun!

You’re getting ready for a new school year and you’re looking forward to everything but … having to keep records and create a portfolio.  This year, to your homeschool portfolios, add some photos and fun! How do you know what … Continue reading

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Take the Home Out of Homeschooling

I once joked that our homeschool group took the “home out of homeschooling.” That year we offered so many activities that families could be more outside the home than in, if they did everything! For a new homeschooler, it could … Continue reading

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Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! On Independence Day, we celebrate the birth of our nation. We remember the sacrifices of those who have worked hard, fought, or even lost their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Even as I wrote that … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned on the Homeschool Journey_Part 2

Although this post is specific to homeschooling, I hope parents and teachers can find encouragement as well. Lesson #2 You need to have a solid support system of family and friends. With whom can you share your successes and your failures? Who … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned on the Homeschool Journey

When you watch your child or your student receive an award or a diploma, have you ever thought you should be the one up there getting the applause? I have! Although infinitely rewarding, teaching and parenting are hard… really hard. … Continue reading

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