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3 Critical Steps to Help You Start Homeschooling

  The First Steps To Start Homeschooling Why do you think you want to start homeschooling? Beginning the homeschool journey is no easy decision. I am going to show you the proper way to think about the journey so that when you start homeschooling, you will be successful. The problem for most parents is the overwhelming nature of the topic. There …

Federal Education is a Waste of Money

Federal Government Wastes More Tax Dollars on Education Federal education is broken. In fact, it never really worked any way. There is no question that wasting money at the Federal Government is a bi-partisan effort. Often it seems like both parties have their own favorite vehicles to burn through our money. When it comes to education, however, both parties are …

Choosing the Right Homeschool Math Curriculum

Choosing the RIGHT Homeschool Math Curriculum One of the most difficult decisions homeschool parents face is: What homeschool math curriculum is best for my child? The reason this question is so difficult is because the answer will vary—not from family to family, but from child to child. I believe that your child’s learning style will have a huge impact on …

Ep 88 Take a Break and Learn More

Current educational research demonstrates the HUGE benefits that come from studying in shorter spurts with breaks rather than study-binging for long periods of time. Check out the podcast episode 88 and figure out why breaks in your day might be just the thing you need to help your children get more out of less time. You might be surprised what …

Ask the Right Question

We hear all the time about the important role of classic literature in your homeschool experience. There are so many important things that happen when students immerse themselves in good books. The problem is, how do we realize those benefits when are children read those great books? Do you need some help preparing for powerful conversations with your children? How do …

Ep 87 Ridiculous Games You Have To Play This Weekend

What is it about games that get parents so excited? As I looked back over the past two years of podcasts, by far the most successful episodes have dealt with how to build relationships with your children through games. I was actually a little surprised. We have posted some great information on learning styles and teaching techniques, but to my …

Ep 86 Teaching Fractions to Young Children

Episode 86 is a fraction of the length of my typical podcast length because we are talking about how you can teach your 7 or 8 year-old children the foundational information about fractions. So let’s just jump in and divide the subject up. Here are just 3 ideas that will help your children Visualize the principles of fractions.   For …

Ep 85 Creative Dinner-time Games

Have you ever noticed at the dinner table how quickly younger children lose interest when you start a conversation with their older brothers and sisters? How long does it take for your older children to drift back to electronic devices when your youngest child starts repeating every single detail of the day? Dinner time can be such a challenge for …

Ep 84 Intrinsic Motivation Through Customization

True or False: One of the biggest challenges to teaching is addressing all of the needs of different children? False The truth is: Children will do well in school when they are motivated to do so. The real challenge to teaching is to find the specific motivation key that will strike at the heart of each child (yes… I know that …