Using Natural Phenomena in the Homeschool Science Classroom

Using Natural Phenomena in the Homeschool Science Classroom

Teaching science ideas in general, the process of photosynthesis for example, may work for some students, but often it leads to decontextualized knowledge that students are unable to apply when relevant. Anchoring the development of general science ideas in...
Why We Chose Dual Enrollment for Homeschooling High School

Why We Chose Dual Enrollment for Homeschooling High School

For some time, my daughter and I had been butting heads over algebra. While I could solve the problems myself (err, most of them anyway), I wasn’t able to explain the mathematical reasoning behind my strategy. It wasn’t long before I began considering the...
Worldschooling: Bringing the World into Our Homeschool

Worldschooling: Bringing the World into Our Homeschool

When we first started homeschooling, the most compelling reason was because we wanted to individualize our children’s education. As a former classroom teacher, I also wanted to shield them from the pressure of and emphasis on standardized testing.  As they grew...