More Than A Class: How Unschooling Transforms The Home

More Than A Class: How Unschooling Transforms The Home

Everyone is familiar with homeschooling. Though many people express concerns about the social and emotional development of children who are homeschooled, it’s an accepted alternative to a traditional classroom education. Children follow a curriculum and adhere to certain educational standards. In that way, then, homeschooling is an alternative to the classroom, but not to traditional… Read more

Teaching Real-Life Lessons to Home-Schooled Students

Teaching Real-Life Lessons to Home-Schooled Students

Every form of education has its pros and cons. However, more involved parents may find public education falls short for a number of reasons, be it large class sizes in which students aren’t given the 1-on-1 attention they need or a curriculum lacking lessons on attaining real-life skills. If you plan to homeschool your son… Read more

How You Can Teach Your Child To Become A World Citizen

How You Can Teach Your Child To Become A World Citizen

International interconnectedness is a movement that is growing exponentially. World relations are more prominent in both our politics and our individual lives. It’s important that children are well-informed about various cultures, practices, history and current events. If our children are informed citizens, they will be set up for success within the community and society. They… Read more

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

As a lifelong learning enthusiast, I’m always looking to continue my education, and I’ve found some amazing resources to do so that are accessible and affordable (read “free”). And as a homeschooling dad, I’m really interested in ideas about the hows and whys of learning, because it informs me (as an accidental teacher) to be… Read more

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

For some kids, learning how to read is a breeze, and they learn their letters and sound out words as quickly as they learn to do everything else, but for others, learning how to read is really tough. Of those kids, many of them have found help through the classic Hooked on Phonics programs, and… Read more

Homeschooling is hacking education

Homeschooling is hacking education

Here’s an inspiring talk from a young man, 13 year-old Logan LaPlante, who discusses his “hackschooling” experiences, and how hacking his education is helping him achieve his goals of being happy and healthy when he grows up: Read more

The Cult of Unschooling

We homeschool our kids, but we actually prefer to call it unschooling. “Unschoolers believe that the natural curiosity of a healthy child, given access to a rich environment, will lead the child to learn what he or she needs to know. When learning comes about as a result of the child’s desires, it is absorbed easily, enthusiastically,… Read more

Tips for A Successful Latin Homeschool Experience

Over the years, I’ve worked with many different students to as they were learning (or trying to survive learning!) Latin. Before you set out on a homeschool Latin program, or even if you have one underway, consider these two most important elements for successful learning: Be clear about your goals. Make sure they are realistic for… Read more