Something New!

Something New!

I’m excited! I think if you knew what I’ve been working on, you’d be excited, too! ūüėČ I’ve been involved in homeschooling for 25 years. A quarter of a century! And in that time, I’ve observed a lot about what works well and what...
Why Unit Studies Work!

Why Unit Studies Work!

Since I just launched a new Homeschool How-To for parents and since God and nature graciously provided a timely object lesson this week, this might be a really good time to think through why unit studies work so well if your goal is to turn your children into lifetime...
Build a Shoebox Camera

Build a Shoebox Camera

Photo credit: Candi L ¬† On Monday, I put up a longer-than-usual blog post explaining, step by step, how to use current events or topics of interest as a springboard to build multi-disciplinary unit studies you can do with students of all ages. In fact, it’s how...
How to Design a “Stellar” Unit Study

How to Design a “Stellar” Unit Study

Unit Studies are an EXCELLENT way to teach hands-on. For parents who are intrigued by the “unschooling” approach, but aren’t quiiiiite confident enough to take the plunge, they can be a not-too-scary way to test the waters. So how do you put together...
Introducing…Homeschool How-To Courses Online!

Introducing…Homeschool How-To Courses Online!

When I introduced my state history curriculum, Discover Texas, back in 1999, I just wanted to help parents avoid burnout by providing them with a¬†tool to teach state¬†history, geography, and government as an interactive learning adventure. It didn’t occur to me...
Schooling In Our Right Minds

Schooling In Our Right Minds

On Facebook. On Pinterest. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen the tests and quizzes that purport to tell you whether or not you’re “in your right mind.” Maybe after a hard week of homeschooling, you’re not entirely sure. Or perhaps...