Bite Size Math Success
Apr19

Bite Size Math Success

by Jack Fretwell • President, Starboard Learning Systems, www.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...

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Apr19

Over the last decade, online educational opportunities popped up all over the internet. Colleges offer free classes, states provide public school online and companies seeing a chance to feed on the fear of successfully navigating homeschool high school, quickly set up websites and start recording. So, with all of these options, how can you tell what will work for your family? Recorded or Live? Educational companies provide recorded...

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Learning vs. Schooling: What’s the Difference?
Mar28

Learning vs. Schooling: What’s the Difference?

By Carolyn Forte   We are now more than 40 years into the modern homeschool movement, yet the difference between learning and schooling is less understood than ever. More and more researchers, psychologists, educators and physicians have entered the debate, explaining the profound difference between learning and the typical methods used in formal education. Learning can be forced and regimented but such learning will be neither...

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25 ART WEB SITES
Mar20

25 ART WEB SITES

SCHOOLS www.artinstructionschools.edu – Founded in 1914 and known as the “premier art study home school in the country,” Art Instruction Schools’ qualified instructors work with students at their own pace, and all supplies and textbooks are sent as needed, from one lesson to the next. Students ages 14 and over may apply; scholarship applications are available. www.famous-artists-school.com – Famous Artists School, founded more than 50...

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Assessment (Testing and Grading) for High School Homeschoolers
Jan25

Assessment (Testing and Grading) for High School Homeschoolers

by David Chandler, Math Without Borders – www.mathwithoutborders.com Parents who want to homeschool “right” often take their cue from the way things are done in “real” schools. That’s a shame, because they have the potential to do so much better than that. Many of the practices we take for granted as “schooling” were not developed to optimize learning. They are tried and true ways to make large classrooms manageable....

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