Tag Archives: Teaching Tips

Seven Ways I Keep My Kids Focused During Reading

Are you a mom whose children struggle to sit still during school? Has that made you afraid to use a curriculum that requires a large amount of reading? Well, you’re not the only one. Keeping my kids focused during reading … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Finish a Read-Aloud You Don't Like

It can be a shock when, a few chapters into a book, you and your children are yawning as the pages turn. Maybe the story moves slowly or the vocabulary seems over your children's heads. You wonder, "What is wrong … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Students

How do you homeschool accelerated learners? How do you keep pace as they zoom through books? How do you meet their thirst for knowledge? A homeschool mom emailed me recently to ask these questions. Though I don't know the particulars … Continue reading

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6 Steps to Fit in All the Subjects for Homeschooling Each Day

A common homeschool dilemma: Take things too easy and you won't finish your school year on time. Push too hard, and the kids hate school. Where's the balance? How can we fit in all the subjects? How do we cover … Continue reading

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Helpful Homeschool Tips in Your Inbox

Sonlight has close to a hundred posts, videos, and podcasts packed with helpful tools, tips, and tricks to help you on your homeschool adventure. Even if you're not a Sonlighter, these resources are a great place to start if you'd … Continue reading

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7 Virtues of Learning (and Teaching)

Virtue is moral excellence--something that is praiseworthy and positive about our behavior, character, and disposition. Learning and teaching both present opportunities for cultivating virtue. Here are seven virtues of learning and teaching: 1. Listening. At times we don't always listen … Continue reading

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Preschool Fun

This fall I'm teaching a preschool class at our homeschool co-op. When I volunteered for this class I had fond notions of eight cute little faces gathering around to listen to me read classic favorite storybooks about Curious George and Peter Rabbit and Little Bear. … Continue reading

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