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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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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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Teaching Boys

Thursday night, I sat with three moms who had boys of different ages and we talked about the challenges of raising and teaching boys. We all had our stories to tell of times when we were perplexed by what our … Continue reading

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