Reading Escapades & Math Explorers

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Brand Spankin’ New Format SAT Tips

The other week I talked about the OLD format SAT, but this week I want to talk about how the SAT will be changing starting with the March date.  The big changes included now the essay section will be optional and that you will not be penalized for questions that are wrong like you were […]

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Kickin’ it OLD SCHOOL with the Old Format SAT’s

  Are you one of the tens of thousands of students who planned to take the last of the old SAT last weekend but it was rescheduled?  I’m sure you wanted it done and over with but at least now you have another month to study!  Don’t waste it!  Keep practicing those questions. Even though […]

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Shakespeare for Toddlers

I often get asked how I get my children to enjoy Shakespeare. I tell everyone to start early.  I introduce this author when my children are toddlers – and even sooner now that they have an excellent books for babies such as The Baby Lit Series by Jennifer Adams, which includes the story of Romeo and […]

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Dinosaurs and Education

  Imagine this… you are sitting there quietly in your home and all of a sudden the water in your glass starts to shake a little, and then the whole glass starts to shake… and then the entire room.You look out the window and find yourself face to face with something from 65 million years […]

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Super Easy Science Lesson

Cole and I just had some fun and my whole family learned something new. We were playing with the PBS Wild Kratts app on my Kindle yesterday and learned that red kangaroos jump an average of 30 feet per jump! That seemed like huge amount but I couldn’t really imagine it and I knew neither […]

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Teens Who Like Shakespeare and Grammar?!? What is This Nonsense?

  Most people I know, besides a select few like me, think that grammar is stupid and boring to learn.  Especially teens and pre-teens.  This can certainly be a super dry and boring subject.  However, I have found a way to make even teenage boys enjoy it.  Ok – maybe not ENJOY it but don’t […]

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Technology is Ruining Your Children

How much time do your children REALLY spend with their phone, video games, tablets, and computers?   Are those devices more of a parent to your children then you are?  The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests limiting screen time to 1-2 hours total per day,  however, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation […]

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Why Learn Latin?

I love getting students to enjoy Latin!  It is one of my favorite subjects to teach.  However, I ALWAYS get people who say to me, “Why Learn Latin? No one speaks it!”  That is true, Latin isn’t the native language of any group of people now.  However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the […]

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Does This Scare You?

Check out this video I came across this week…     Does this scare you? Does this sound way too familiar? Leave a comment below with your reaction, or YOUR answers vs your CHILD’S answers.  If you didn’t like the answer, CLICK HERE and I’ll help you figure out where to begin changing things today. 


3 WORST Things About Being a Homeschooling Family

I have been homeschooling my own children for over 15 years now as well as helping hundreds of families on their educational journey.  Before I start on this post, let me say that I LOVE home schooling and would never choose anything else for my family.  However, that doesn’t mean that there are not days […]