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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!

4 Effective Teaching Strategies to Fight Off Homeschool Burnout

February 24, 2021

effective teaching strategies, homeschool burnout, homechooling, effective teachingIt’s been a long stretch of homeschooling this winter. When the kids show an uncharacteristic lack of focus, motivation, or misbehavior, try these strategies.

Are Your Kids Problem Solvers? It’s Easy With Critical Thinking Skills Practice

February 9, 2021

Critical thinking skills, thinking skills, critical thinking, homeschoolStart to teach your young kids to be independent problem solvers with simple critical thinking skills practice. Tips and links to worksheets included. 

How to Make Homeschooled Kids Better Writers Using Simple Rubrics

January 25, 2021

homeschooled kids, evaluate kids work, how to evaluate kids work, rubricsWriting is a subject where there’s no clear right or wrong answer. So how do you evaluate your kids writing and give them objective feedback? Simple rubrics will do the trick. 

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

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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.


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