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We want to make homeschooling your kids easier for you. 

Browse through our articles, written by our professional teachers, to get loads of tips and resources for a happy and productive homeschool.

We also share sample essays from our online writing program in our student showcase posts and occasionally share resources from our homeschool writing curriculum.

Happy reading!

Want to Improve Success in Homeschool Teaching? Use Mastery Goals

January 12, 2021

mastery goal, mastery learning, mastery objectives, homeschool, homeschool goalsWhat do you want your child to know and be able to do when a lesson is over? How will you know if they can do it? With mastery goals, you’ll have your answers. Learn how to identify and construct mastery learning objectives in this post.

Simple and Timely Writing Practice to Avoid Guilt when You’re NOT Homeschooling During the Holidays

December 15, 2020

homeschool, homeschooling, homeschooling during the holidaysWhile you’re on break from homeschooling, you can still sneak in a little writing practice during the holidays. 

At our house, we're going to revamp and bake our old family cookie recipes so that future generations can understand them. Writing an accurate recipe that anybody can follow demands a lot of attention to detail.

In fact, it’s a form of expository writing. 

9 Easy Holiday Survival Tips for the Homeschool Mom, Particularly During a Pandemic

December 3, 2020

homeschool mom, homeschooling, homeschoolAs the kids' excitement kicks into full gear, use these strategies to manage their energy, your stress, and homeschool successfully during the holiday season. Make this homeschooling holiday season as happy and stress free as possible. 

How to Evaluate Your Kids' Work Every Day and End Their Anxiety Around Tests

November 17, 2020

how to evaluate your kids work, homeschool

Tests can be nerve wracking. But some aren’t. It depends on the type of test you’re giving your kids. This post talks about three types of tests you’ll find in your homeschool curriculum, what they look like, and what to do when your kids are struggling with them. 

6 Effective Teaching Strategies To Keep Kids Focused On Their Work

October 30, 2020

effective teaching strategies, homeschool, learning stylesIt can be so hard to keep your kids focused on their schoolwork! What’s to be done?! 

This post shares 6 effective teaching strategies that address this common problem. The better you’re able to maintain their focus during your homeschool day, the more positive an experience it’ll be for everyone.

Effective Teaching Strategies to Use for Subjects Your Kids Hate

October 19, 2020

Certain subjects aren’t our kids’ strong suit. That’s ok. But out of the blue, they come out with an adamant, total resistance to a certain type of lesson or subject. What’s happening here?!

We’ve all been there. You think you’re doing everything right, and then they start behaving this way. Discover what's behind their emotional resistance, teaching strategies to diffuse it, and how to vary your lessons to help your kids achieve success. 

Homeschool Motivation Tips to Make Kids Happy and Cooperative

October 7, 2020

homeschool motivation homeschool motivation tipsEven though you’ve done everything right, some days the kids won’t listen. But once you figure out why, you can use a number of strategies to get them engaged and doing their very best. 

Want A Homeschool Style Your Kids Will Love?

September 22, 2020

Struggling to sort out your homeschool style? Read this post to better understand what homeschool style means and how to find the one that works best for you and your kids. 


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