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A Simple Truth that Changes Everything: Learning Happens All the Time

A Simple Truth that Changes Everything: Learning Happens All the Time

A Simple Truth that Changes Everything: Learning Happens All the Time By Linda Dobson We hear it constantly, first from educators and, more recently, from politicians who have latched on to education as a "hot button" issue: We need to get children ready to learn. Some parents have discovered there's nothing one can do about children [...]

Tips from a National Spelling Bee Winner’s Mom

Tips from a National Spelling Bee Winner’s Mom

Tips from a National Spelling Bee Winner Mom By Linda Dobson In 2000, Alison Miller was one of three homeschooling children who finished first, second, and third in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Her sister Catherine was a fellow contender. Their mom, Mary O'Keefe, describes her family's learning philosophy as "knowledge is a [...]

Putting the Child Back into Childhood

Putting the Child Back into Childhood

Putting the Child Back into Childhood By Linda Dobson I know I'm dating myself, but here goes. I remember a time when preschool was almost unheard of and daycare wasn't a noun. Most families participated in "early years" homeschooling (although they didn't call it that) until somewhere around a child's fifth or sixth birthday. Until then [...]

Toward Happy Homeschooling Field Trips!

Toward Happy Homeschooling Field Trips!

Toward Happy Homeschooling Field Trips! By Linda Dobson While making arrangements for your happy homeschooling field trip, ask your host if there's anything you can discuss with your child, including vocabulary, to prepare for the visit. Places that see a lot of school groups often provide information sheets beforehand. Exchange information on [...]

Don’t Confuse Homeschooling Cause and Effect

Don’t Confuse Homeschooling Cause and Effect

Don't Confuse Homeschooling Cause and Effect By Linda Dobson There's a notion floating around out there that there's something "different" about families who choose homeschooling. Jedediah Purdy, author of For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today (Knopf) and a young man who experienced homeschooling in West Virginia [...]

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