Category: Homeschooling & Parenting

Why Do I Have to Learn This

Help Students Understand the Why

Help Students Understand the Why. It has dawned on me over the years that giving our kids the “why” we study what we do helps them to approach a subject, class, or curriculum with a completely different attitude.

Dwane’s Fun April Fools Videos

We’ve always enjoyed making funny videos with Dwane Thomas. He has a great sense of humor, and we have enjoyed poking fun at his own classes or whichever class we are about to launch.

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Homeschool Flow Charts

Flow Charts are a great homeschooling secret weapon. A flow chart can be the one thing to bring consistent peace and direction.

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Homeschool Military Discount

This Veterans Day we want to thank all the men and women who have served our country by offering military homeschool families a discount on all curriculum purchases. Please use […]

turn the quitting days around

Turn the Quitting Days Around

Turn the quitting days around! It’s actually good to be in a place of feeling like we want to quit this difficult thing God has asked of us. When we are weak, He is strong.

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Find Balance

How do you find balance? In my years of homeschooling, I always came back to three principles that kept me grounded: margin, support, and temperance.

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Homeschool Planning and Preparing Tips

Curriculum decisions were always the biggest piece of my homeschool planning puzzle. Once those decisions were made, it was time to put all the other pieces in place.

Christmas Economics: How Much Is Too Much?

Holiday Economics: How Much Is Too Much?

Is the holiday season a good time to contemplate the principles of economics? We think so! How will you spend your limited resources to be a good steward before God?

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Are You Grateful for Homeschooling?

Homeschooling has its challenges, but it is also full of surprising blessings. When you reflect on these years with your kids, what will you really be grateful for?

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5 Tips for Essay Writing

Essay writing develops more than just writing skills. These tips will help with assigning and grading homeschool essays.

Digital Curriculum Lesson Planning

Digital Curriculum Lesson Planning Tips

Lesson planning with digital tools makes planning easy and flexible. Here are a couple of ways to keep your homeschool organized so you can spend more time learning with your kids!

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How to Organize Digital Curriculum

Are you overwhelmed with all the curriculum files you’ve got on your computer? Here are some easy steps to getting your data sorted and ready to use!

why study history

Why Study History?

History is a complex subject encompassing a sometimes overwhelming amount of information. Our history teacher reminds us of the many excellent reasons to enjoy and pursue knowledge of this topic.

Great Films From The 1940s

It’s hard to imagine classic movies without these greats from the pinnacle of the Gold Age of filmmaking. See if your favorites made our list, and discover some new classics to share as a family.

Classics for High Schoolers

Classics Every High Schooler Should Read

This list of great books organized by historical time period will enrich your high schoolers curriculum. These are some of the best stories of all time and exceptional works of literature, philosphy, history, and poetry.