Instructor’s Blog Posts
Imagine with me… You love literature. You have beautiful dreams of sharing read aloud books with your children and purchasing lovely editions of the classics that they gobble up as greedily as nachos on Friday night. You can’t wait to introduce them to all your...read more
In English II: World Literature, we span history and culture to get a glimpse of lives very different than our own. Ruta Sepetys’ work Between Shades of Gray is the story of a sixteen year old girl from Lithuania who is exiled with her family to Siberia under Joseph...read more
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...read more
Do you want to improve your ability to comprehend and think deeply about the literature you read? Mark up your book! Many students are encouraged to annotate their texts, but few know how to do this effectively. Commonly, students underline or highlight long sections...read more
How can you assess student learning in a literature class beyond papers? Creative projects! Students can use their talents, whatever they may be, to exhibit understanding and analysis in an out-of-the-box project. The projects below are a few samples from a course...read more
An important part of most courses, regardless of the subject, is vocabulary. Whether it is a list of events in history, scientific names and processes in biology, theories and operations in algebra, a list of verbs in a foreign language, or literary elements and words...read more
Jenny Cutler graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in Education, and in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education, both from Eastern University. Jenny taught in both private and public schools until she had her first child and decided to stay home with him. She ran a tutoring business during her first few years as a stay at home parent, but found teaching online to be an ideal fit for her and she made the switch in 2014. Besides teaching online, Jenny serves as the children’s ministry director at her church and is a volunteer teacher at the local homeschool co-op her children attend.
Jenny is passionate about seeing students develop a love of literature, as she believes that good books can teach both critical thinking and compassion towards others. She is a voracious reader herself and especially loves seeing students that are not naturally bookworms connect deeply with a work they didn’t expect.
Jenny lives on an orchard in rural Michigan with her husband, three children, flock of chickens, mischievous goats, and lazy old corgi. When she’s not homeschooling her children or teaching online, she can be found outdoors with her critters or in the garden, trying out a new recipe, or with her nose in a book.
YOU LIVE WHAT YOU TEACH
FROM A PARENT
HE IS REALLY ENJOYING THE CLASS
I LEARNED SO MUCH THIS YEAR
FROM A STUDENT
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TEACHING ME
FROM A STUDENT
MRS. CUTLER LOVED HER STUDENTS
FROM A PARENT