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Should Mathematics Be Included in Chemistry?

Should Mathematics Be Included in Chemistry?

The debate between excluding mathematics in science and including it in science classes is becoming more prevalent as students specialize in high school based on their current interests. There are several curriculums being advertised that “brag” about the exclusion of...

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4 Ways to Help Your Student Select a Career Pathway

4 Ways to Help Your Student Select a Career Pathway

What do you want to be when you grow up?  This question is one that has been asked to elementary-aged children throughout the decades.  In elementary school it is entertaining to hear the variety of responses received.  As graduation approaches, it becomes stressful...

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Want to be More Creative & Successful? Take Screen Breaks!

Want to be More Creative & Successful? Take Screen Breaks!

How did a guy like Leonardo DaVinci get so good at so many things? As our kids read classic books and study history and literature, the people they learn about and learn from amaze us. It wasn't unusual for influential people in the past to speak multiple languages...

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What is an Executive Order and What Does it Do?

What is an Executive Order and What Does it Do?

For those of you who follow politics, it seems the term “executive order” has been heard often over the last several years. Whether executive orders are authorized by the Constitution and how many executive orders have been issued by a presidential administration are...

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Why Should My Student Take World Literature?

Why Should My Student Take World Literature?

Students often take four years of English classes in high school. An introductory course to literary analysis, American literature, and British literature can be found in most schools across the country.  World Literature is often underrepresented, however, and it is...

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I’m a Public School Teacher…And a Homeschool Parent

I’m a Public School Teacher…And a Homeschool Parent

I’m Not Against Public Education  I’ve been a teacher for decades. Until now, I’ve only taught in public schools. As I type these words, I’m sitting in a public school classroom subbing for a friend. I grew up in public school, I graduated from public school, my...

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The Importance of Doing Lab Work in Science Classes

The Importance of Doing Lab Work in Science Classes

Science is all about asking questions and making observations. Learning science should involve seeing, handling, and manipulating materials. This is what I loved about science as a student, and it is also why I love teaching science now. Labs and hands-on activities...

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Character Counts in Life and Writing

Character Counts in Life and Writing

A person’s character is defined by his or her actions. People who do kind things for others are described as givers. People who speak ill of others are called gossips.  In fact, Matthew 12:35 says, “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good...

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