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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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Celebrate Fall

  I traveled to central NY this last week to visit my father and some other family members. It was a beautiful week – central NY at its finest with blue skies, changing leaves, and cool weather.       I found … 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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Developing Character through Curriculum

My first Masters course is called “Developing Character through Curriculum.” I can’t think of a better way to start the program. It’s so easy to get caught up with the details of what we want our children to know academically, … 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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Academics Aren’t Everything: Character

I was going through some of my old homeschooling files and came across a list from fifteen years ago(!) of skills, character traits, or abilities I wanted my child to learn in preparation for adulthood. Before you read any further, … 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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