Tag Archives: Teaching Tips

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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Why Is Homeschooling So Efficient?

One of our Facebook friends recently shared that her son finished the first day of Core A in 45 minutes. Most schools would barely have made it past roll call and an "ice breaker" game in that time. This radical … Continue reading

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My Goal...No More Resolutions!

A year and a half ago I was what doctor’s call morbidly obese. I knew I was overweight and I had made various resolutions over multiple decades to lose weight. I would say something like, “Starting on Monday, or January … Continue reading

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How to Teach a Love of Learning

Sonlight seeks to promote a lifelong love of learning, but what helps children love to learn and what can hinder that outlook? Let's look at some possible answers. When I asked my wife about this topic, her first response was, … Continue reading

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