20 Tips for Helping Kids Love Reading
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20 Tips for Helping Kids Love Reading

Some of us were blessed with children who love reading. Others of us have children who need more encouragement to learn to love reading. Reading is an important part of life. Whether you’re reading for information, reading for fun, or reading because it’s required for school or work, reading is part of life for most…

Take the Stress Out of Math for All Ages and Grade Levels
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Take the Stress Out of Math for All Ages and Grade Levels

Math. Most people either love it or…well…don’t love it. 😉 But it’s a necessary subject, and it’s one most students can learn to love if you find the right curriculum. Math was my best subject in school, and it’s been very difficult teaching it to my teenage daughter since it’s a subject she doesn’t love…

3 Simple Tips for Teaching Shakespeare
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3 Simple Tips for Teaching Shakespeare

Are you a homeschooling parent who is considering leading your student (or students) through a study of Shakespeare? Maybe you’re excited to get started, but  you’re also feeling nervous because he is, you know, Shakespeare: the father of Western poetry and drama, the guy whose plays are taught in every contemporary schoolroom. No pressure. As…

What Is Your Child’s Learning Style?
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What Is Your Child’s Learning Style?

Are you a new homeschool family? Or maybe you’re considering homeschooling but aren’t exactly sure how to get started. Starting to homeschool can seem like a huge and scary ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be! One of the most important things you’ll do as a homeschooling family is choose the curriculum you’ll use. There…

Remembering Harper Lee:  5  Lessons from Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
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Remembering Harper Lee: 5 Lessons from Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird

Four years ago, the world lost literary legend, Harper Lee.  In 1960, Lee became instantly famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird: a tale about friendship, racism, justice, and growing up in a sleepy Alabama town in the 1930s.  A native of Monroeville, AL, Harper Lee was a quiet, private woman who…