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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!

Upgrade Quality of Kids' Learning Every Day With Effective Feedback

April 7, 2021

homeschool teacher, homeschool, homeschool learning, effective feedbackWhen you give your kids consistent effective feedback, they treat failure as a learning opportunity. They roll with the punches, cope with obstacles, and don’t take it personally.  They’re confident in what they can do and are open to taking on new challenges.

3 Important Study Skills Kids Need That You Can Teach Now

March 23, 2021

study skills, study habits, homeschoolOur kids need strong study habits to be successful in homeschool, college and the workplace. They're a combination of organization skills and study skills that are practiced and used regularly.

With these skills, your kids are less stressed, less anxious and more confident when they prepare for assessments. And it takes  less time to get ready.

Share the Work. Make Life Easier. How to Teach Homeschooled Kids Organization Skills

March 9, 2021

organization skills, homeschool, organizational skills, teach organization skillsYou've got so much going on. You’re organizing and overseeing your kids’ homeschool education. You organize their activities and drive them there. You organize meals for the week, go food shopping AND do the cooking.

No wonder you’re feeling exhausted, frustrated, and angry! It feels like you’re doing everything yourself.  It doesn't have to be that way.

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. 


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