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I’m Tired and They’re Bored: How to Use Virtual Clubs

I’m Tired and They’re Bored: How to Use Virtual Clubs

It’s no secret, at least among homeschoolers, that socialization is not a problem. I remembered chuckling and nodding my head in agreement when one parent responded to the perennial query “What about socialization?” by stating, “Oh. Yes. We have way too much of that....

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Homeschooling: How Do I Know I Am Doing the Right Thing?

Homeschooling: How Do I Know I Am Doing the Right Thing?

Homeschooling is an opportunity to give your child a one-of-a-kind education. The responsibility is huge; instead of giving your child over to a bureaucracy of highly trained educational professionals, you are taking it on yourself. What do you know about teaching...

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How Do I Go About Teaching an Obscure Topic?

How Do I Go About Teaching an Obscure Topic?

One of the biggest perks of homeschooling is being able to take the time to explore special interest subjects that students are interested in. Being able hone in on strengths, work on weaknesses, and study at a pace that keeps learning progressing without being...

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3 Reasons Why I Don’t Assign Vocabulary Words

3 Reasons Why I Don’t Assign Vocabulary Words

I have this recollection from when I was in school of looking in the back of my textbooks at a glossary of important words, and copying down definitions to my notebook paper of lists of words my teacher had given me for our upcoming chapter of study. Now, this could...

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4 MUST-HAVES for Foreign Language Success

4 MUST-HAVES for Foreign Language Success

If you are on the hunt for a Foreign Language program for your homeschooler, make sure the four main areas are covered: reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Reading is where learning a foreign language begins! Reading Any Foreign Language course worth its...

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Freshman 101: Why Should I Take an Online Course Now?

Freshman 101: Why Should I Take an Online Course Now?

Many colleges, universities, and high schools are now offering online courses in addition to traditional classroom courses. Virtual learning offers several advantages over traditional learning. Below are five benefits of taking online courses while still in high...

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Merci: You Mean it’s Not Pronounced “Mercy”?!

Merci: You Mean it’s Not Pronounced “Mercy”?!

When I first started to learn French, I was irrationally angry with my mother. “I’m going to fail,” I boldly proclaimed. “All the other moms took French in high school. Everyone is going to be way ahead of me. You didn’t take French. You can’t help me.” Merci?...

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