99+ Homeschool Resources for Your Teaching Toolbox

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  Teaching Tools & Homeschool Curriculum When I first started homeschooling 15 years ago, I had no idea where to find all the teaching resources and homeschool curriculum for language arts, math, science, and social studies that my kids needed to learn.  The vast amount of knowledge out there threatened to paralyze me if I didn't organize it into neat categories; that's why I ended up … [Read more...]

7 Things to Look For in Classic Baby Books

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Do You Know Which Books Appeal to Babies? Pop Quiz:  What's your favorite baby book?  I’ve never met a homeschooling mom who didn’t absolutely adore reading.  As a collective community, we love books!  So I don’t need to tell you to read to your baby…you’re probably already doing it.  But do you know what types of books will appeal to your baby while also laying the groundwork for teaching … [Read more...]

Have We Recovered the Lost Tools of Learning Yet?

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What Are the Lost Tools of Learning, and Where Did They Go? Have you heard of Dorothy Sayers and her “lost tools of learning” address? This short speech became the basis for the recent resurgence of classical education in the U.S. During the 1940s, British author Dorothy Sayers, presented an essay at Oxford University called The Lost Tools of Learning in which she compared the sorry state of … [Read more...]

12 Chemistry Facts Every Homeschool Teacher Should Know

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What I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Homeschooling Not having an elementary education degree (I have a B.S. in Accounting) sometimes left me stumped as to what k-12 teaching methods were effective and what content I should teach.  I felt like I was groping in the dark many days as I tried to cobble together teaching resources and refresh my own memory.  Surely if I knew back then when I was a … [Read more...]

Mistakes I Made in My Zeal to Craft Well-Trained Minds

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My Classical Home School Was Like Public School on Steroids When I began my journey toward an authentic classical Christian home education, I initially welcomed the strict boundaries of the commonly-held notion of a three-stage, four-year cycle known as the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages.  Since I wasn't classically educated, I was ignorant and needed someone to tell me what to do and how to … [Read more...]