Why Are So Many Human Differences Labeled Pathological When They Have Enriched Society and Created Our Civilizations?
Oct22

Why Are So Many Human Differences Labeled Pathological When They Have Enriched Society and Created Our Civilizations?

Renée Fuller, Ph.D. Copyright © by Renée FullerFour-year old Simon was a lively charmer. He squeaked with delight at every new toy I handed to him, eagerly exploring what could be done with it. He was a pleasure to examine. Since he represented part of the normal control group of a large research project, there was no expectation of pathology: and I certainly didn’t see any. However, after her son’s examination, Simon’s mother, on...

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Realistic Charlotte Mason : The Benefits of Short Lessons in the Charlotte Mason Method
Oct22

Realistic Charlotte Mason : The Benefits of Short Lessons in the Charlotte Mason Method

By Catherine LevisonThe idea of short lessons is often approached with skepticism by parents. I understand this completely, as I was a doubter myself. I have often asked parents this question, “Do you have anything to lose by trying it? If you were to try short lessons and find they did not work for you, couldn’t you just go back to long lessons?” I cannot even count the number of parents who tried this and now rave about short...

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Easy Grammar Systems
Jun21

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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Rightstart™ Math
Jun18

Rightstart™ Math

Rightstart™ Math for Homeschoolers   This unique, award-winning, hands-on program de-emphasizes counting, uses visualization of quantities, and provides strategies and visual pictures for learning the facts. Understanding and problem solving are emphasized throughout the curriculum. The primary learning tool is the AL Abacus, a specially designed two-sided abacus that is both kinesthetic and visual. The AL Abacus is grouped in fives...

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Signing Online
Jun05

Signing Online

Sign language – whether Signing Exact English or American Sign Language (ASL) — have become an accepted language form in the past 30 years. Hundreds of people each year learn one or the other, or both, either for their work, such as official interpreters, teachers in schools, emergency responders and health care professionals; for their family reasons, such as a deaf or hard-of-hearing relative, or simply because they find it...

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