Reading Escapades & Math Explorers

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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 […]

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Working Parents & Homeschooling: 4 Myths DEBUNKED

People are always telling me that they would LIKE to home school their children but they work, so they can’t.  To me, that’s one of the laziest excuses out there.  If that is you, take a moment to really examine what you are saying.  Do you REALLY want to home school your children?  Why?  Is […]

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Who Is Your Child’s Champion?

I was just reading an article in our local paper about how students succeed, even if the reports on the schools are bad.  The local schools where I live don’t do well, especially with the new “Common Core” testing standards, and the school boards wanted to  showcase that they have former students who are doing […]

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5 Easy Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer slide happens to students every year who don’t do anything over the summer to help retain the information they learned during the school year.  On average, an American student loses 2 months of their education EACH AND EVERY SUMMER, putting them far behind students who review and even spend their summers learning new concepts and […]

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How To Make a Film Canister Rocket (The Perfect Summer Project)

One of my kids’ favorite activities to explore chemistry is to make film canister rockets. The hardest thing is to get the film canisters because most of us don’t have these laying around anymore. However, you can get them from a myriad of different places such as Amazon or Science Bob. You can use them […]

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When Is The BEST Time To Start Your Child’s Education?

Right NOW! Don’t delay to even read this if your child is interested in learning something. One of my favorite philosophies about education is from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, and they say that learning starts from birth. From the moment they are born, our children are learning about the world around […]