The Relaxed Homeschool Mindset – Christian Perspective

By Dr. Mary Hood Excerpted from The Enthusiastic Homeschooler, Ambleside Educational Press, Cartersville, GA What is relaxed homeschooling, anyway? I get a lot of phone calls and letters from readers, many of whom say things like the following: “I’m really drawn to the read more

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The Drama Game
Oct22

The Drama Game

The Drama Game File, developed over a period of ten years by national consultant, teacher trainer, and actor/performer Jonas Basom, is an incredible, comprehensive theatre arts curriculum on CD-ROM that is used by teachers, schools, and universities nationwide, to teach theatre and use creative drama across the curriculum to bring content in other subjects to life. Rives Collins, chair of Northwestern University, calls it “The new...

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Dr. Montessori, Revolutionary Educator
Oct20

Dr. Montessori, Revolutionary Educator

www.thehomeschoolreview.com by Emerson Sandow One-hundred-forty years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle, Italy. She grew to found an educational philosophy and institution that has been consistent and remained intact all over the globe! Throughout her life, Dr. Montessori was an iconoclast, breaking the traditional bonds that were imposed on women and she lived her life on her terms. Maria Montessori was born August...

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Math Success: How Far Can a Little Go?
Oct20

Math Success: How Far Can a Little Go?

by Jack Fretwell jack@capjax.com The kids were popping in and out of our booth all day long. At the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) convention in Harrisburg, we were showing a game-like program to build basic math skills. We had it running on two laptop computers.  While their parents shopped for other learning materials, a lot of kids were roaming the show and had discovered our booth to be a fun place to hang...

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Common Core Conundrum
Oct20

Common Core Conundrum

Why Homeschoolers Should Care More (Not Less) Than Everyone Else  Why does it always seem that those most vigilant in exercising forethought and taking responsibility, end up on the hook for everyone else? This, of course, is true across contemporary culture, from the ever-burgeoning welfare state to the heavy regulatory and tax burden placed on entrepreneurs and small business owners. It is especially true in education, and as usual,...

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