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High-Achievers: Helping Children to Excel

“Happier than a camel on hump day.” That’s how I’m feeling as I’m past the half-way point in my second of ten masters courses. The course is “Theories of Teaching and Learning” and it’s been a great course. One of … Continue reading

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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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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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A New Logo: Growing Up

Today, I’m excited to reveal a new logo. Cool, isn’t it? And it didn’t cost me a dime – unless you count the food and clothing purchased, the electricity and water used, and nine months of pregnancy, several hours of … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Don’t Wish For

There are some weeks (or days, or months, or years!) that are so memorable that I think I should have a scrapbook, memoir, or maybe even a movie of my life so I don’t forget them. Sometimes they are memorable … 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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