Category: homeschooling

Watch My Session Today About Getting Rid of Homeschool Stress at the Homeschool Teaching Summit

  Is Homeschooling Stressing You Out? Kelly Crawford, 10:30 AM CST • A Closer Look at “School” vs. “Education” Jesus • How traditional “schooling” doesn’t work • Educating your children effectively AND stress-free Register Now to Watch for Free Need a homeschool-year-energy-boost? The Homeschool Teaching Summit (a free online event October 16-21) will bring you exclusive, Christ-centered encouragement, parenting help, and life-balance guidance to refresh ...

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Join Me for the Homeschool Summit–a FREE, Online Homeschooling Conference | 25+ Speakers Offer Practical Homeschooling Advice

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The Homeschool Advantage: Relax, You’re Already a Teacher

Are you a homeschooling mom who is always worried that you're not doing it right, measuring your methods against the conventional classroom? Researchers tell us that the ideal teaching situation is one teacher for one or a few students; so by default, the one teacher per classroom full of students is NOT the ideal, it's just ...

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Homeschooling Just Got Simpler! (Come See Our New Site)

Over the past year I have wanted to build another website/blog that was exclusively homeschooling, a place where my passion about the simple, relaxed homeschooling method can be concentrated, a place that could be an oasis for homeschooling moms. I did build that website and today it is live!!! I'm super excited and I hope you ...

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One Tragic Mistake We Make Measuring Our Child’s Intelligence That Cripples Them for Life

One Tragic Mistake We Make Measuring Our Child

Whether our children are in the school system or educated at home, we are all guilty of one blaring, tragic mistake: we measure whole, limitless, unique, creative children with a tiny, severely limited measuring stick and they know if they don't measure up. And I believe this one mistake is crippling their potential, costing us ...

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What if Everything We Think About School is Wrong? (What is a Real Education?)

As a homeschooler, what I believe about real education contradicted by the pressure of doing what most people think school should look like, haunts me day and night. There are a few, desperately pleading education reformers out there saying the most logical things human ears have heard, but are largely ignored because, "the status quo." We ...

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How We Keep Our Children From Becoming Their Best (Without Even Realizing It)

I believe one of the most horrific, detrimental things we have done to children, which they carry into adulthood as it shapes their very destiny, is our creation of "the box" in which we regard everyone in it normal and everyone outside of it not normal. I think the traditional classroom and it's appendages of ...

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Learning Readiness? They’re Born Ready!

"You would have to lock a two-year-old in a dark closet to keep him from learning the foundational skills upon which other learning is built!" As what some call a relaxed homeschooler, I've always had somewhat of an aversion to traditional schooling, or the classroom/textbook method (even when I was a high school teacher). Please don't ...

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My New, Favorite, Christian History Curriculum (Relaxed Homeschooling)

I feel like I've stumbled upon a homeschooling gold mine. As a relaxed homeschooler with a particular concern about teaching accurate history from a Christian perspective, I labored over how to teach my children history for a long time. We had tried reading some popular history books but frankly, they bored my children (and me). (Disclaimer: we ...

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The Secret Ingredient to Real Learning (A Simple, Remarkable Trick to Help a Child Read)

As a relaxed homeschooler increasingly persuaded of the power of a child's natural ability to learn, I'm always reading the thoughts of educational reformers who have tapped into this forgotten phenomenon. The Everyday Genius: Restoring Children's Natural Joy of Learning, is the incredibly fascinating book I'm reading now, and so far, I love his ideas on how children ...

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