Drama Works! Teaching System – A Creative Way to Teach Across the Curriculum

by Michael Leppert Drama is an activity with far reaching benefits.  Children develop transferable abilities such as confidence, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills ideal for job interviews and presentations.  These 21st Century skills are highly coveted by modern businesses.  Drama is also a great way to make concepts and curriculum from other subjects more understandable and fun through kinesthetic learning.  It is...

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Pull Your Kids Out of School – Now!

Pull Your Kids Out of School — Now! #pullthemoutnow By Michael and Mary Leppert Dear Readers: I, Mary, was recently reading the Washington (DC) Examiner and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the following which is a result of the recent child abuse case in the Turpin family: “California Is Seeking To Treat Homeschool Families As Presumptive Child-Abusers Lawmakers in that state have indicated plans to categorically require...

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RightStart and Manipulatives

By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D. Are manipulatives necessary for teaching math? What is their purpose? Are some manipulatives better than others? These are important questions to consider when teaching math to a child. A concrete manipulative is a physical object that a child handles in order to learn mathematics. Some math programs use no concrete manipulatives. Others use them only as a last resort when a child has difficulty understanding...

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Create-a-Story – a Creative Writing Board Game for All Ages

Published by: Create Press www.createpress.com P.O. Box 2785 Carlsbad, CA 92018-2785 760-730-9550 $44.95 plus S&H Online Teachers Manual available at website Ages 5-99 (adult assistance is required for younger children) Can be up to 6 individuals or up to 6 groups of 2-4 players =========== By Joseph Grayhaim Create Press has developed an ingenious approach to teaching creative writing and guiding students to work the imagination...

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Little House On the Prairie Books Rich Literature and Unit Study

Named in the Top 20 of all time Children’s Books by Readers for good reason www.walnutgrove.org By Emerson Sandow Ms. Charlotte Mason was a British teacher of the late 1800s who developed a complete instruction method named after her. Many homeschooling families adhere to some or all of Ms. Mason’s precepts in teaching their own children with her very solid and sound approach. Among the Charlotte Mason guidelines are to use living...

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Easy Grammar Systems
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Easy Grammar Systems

Dr. Wanda Phillips, creator of Easy Grammar www.easygrammar.com Wanda began teaching at the high school level. “Very soon,” she relates, “I began to question why these students were coming to me without an understanding of grammar. I’m embarrassed now to admit it, but I blamed it on the junior high and elementary teachers.” Within a short time, Wanda secured a position at the seventh grade level and was immediately struck by the...

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