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...
Einstein’s Challenge

Einstein’s Challenge

Here’s a fun challenge to keep your kids’ minds busy for a while! Let’s pretend that 5 students live in 5 houses on the same street. Each house is a different color. Each student plays a different sport, has a different favorite class in school, and...
You DID Build That!

You DID Build That!

Creating something of value is intensely satisfying and fulfilling. Creativity is an expression of ourselves, especially when shared as a gift with others. Some years ago, creatives were informed “You didn’t build that!” as if the value of our ideas...
Teaching Creativity

Teaching Creativity

So we’ve arrived at the highest level of thinking and learning–creativity. That’s the capstone. The goal of our teaching. At this level our children will be able to do so much more than read and regurgitate, parroting whatever ideas they are fed by...
Helping Kids Develop Discernment

Helping Kids Develop Discernment

Discernment is a skill that’s sorely lacking these days, isn’t it? You don’t have to look far to find people gullibly believing all sorts of foolish notions and making foolish choices and decisions based on delusional thinking. Some people assume...
Key Words for Teaching Analysis

Key Words for Teaching Analysis

It’s all well and good to define analysis as “separating components and sorting fact from theory,” but when we’re trying to teach that what, exactly, does it look like? The last few posts have given a few examples of real-life readiness...
FREE EBOOK:How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

FREE EBOOK:How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child is the 3rd ebook in our Homeschool Parents' How-To Series


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