Reading Detective is an excellent resource for homeschooling parents that want to encourage their children to read. This book is written for grades 3-4, but is available in other grades as well.
Many homeschool families may start with a traditional, or school at home, teaching method. This article takes a look this methodology and provides the pros and cons of this home education style.
Art is a fabulous subject to share with special needs learners. It is a vehicle for developing literacy, numeracy, communication, creativity, higher order thinking and social abilities in a positive and enjoyable setting. Give art a go with your special needs learners, who may have a hidden talent.
The Christmas traditions of Canada are inherited from England and France, primarily, but also include the German tradition of the Christmas tree, introduced in the mid 1700s, beginning in Nova Scotia. Learn more in this article and link to further information about the USA’s northern neighbor.
The Republic of the Philippines is the only country in Asia where Christians are the majority. Catholicism came from Spain in the late 1500s and while many Filipino Christmas traditions come directly from the religioius calendar and would be recognizable to all Catholics, others are home-grown.
Ten percent of children with ADHD do not respond to medications while others have difficulty dealing with the unpleasant side effects. This led doctors and parents to seek alternative approaches for managing ADHD symptoms. Discover how a dose of mother nature may do your child a world of good.
The Southwestern region of the United States is a blend of cultures, perhaps more fused than in any other part of the country. The landscape and cultures have created more of a salad than a melting pot.
If your favorite holiday is Christmas, you’re Danish at heart. It is the most popular holiday in the country and one that is celebrated for longer — not just on the 25th of December. Learn a bit more about this warm country in a cold place…
Imagine living in a place where the distances are so vast you can’t drive to your local school. Education is an essential, but how do you do it if you can’t get to your school? You use distance education, of course!
With a bit of background about greenhouse gases and carbon emissions, most students will jump at any opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint. And, in the age of the Internet, it no longer takes a huge commitment – just a few clicks!
Whether it’s a last minute lesson plan, an educational tool or a reward for your students, all teachers occasionally show a film in the classroom. Consider these three outstanding nature films for your next feature flick!
Last year I tried Modern Curriculum Press’s Mathematics Level C for homeschooling my daughter in the 3rd grade. The book was boring and my daughter lost interest in Math. I had to switch curriculum during the school year, which cost more money.
The study of phenology, or the science dealing with relationships between climate and periodic biological phenomena, offers a fun and engaging ongoing activity for your students.
Dealing with bullies can seem like an endless battle where the biggest fights erupt at the most inconvenient times. As teachers, it’s important that we have our own arsenal of ammunition that we can pull up in a pinch. Here are five essential Web sites to bookmark for your next bully battle.
Many parents are concerned their children will have problems adjusting to special education classes, but the simple truth is that their adjustment is based on the attitude they learn to adopt towards their special education classes.
This reflection piece is for teachers of literature, in a foreign language or not, either contemporary or period literature. It is also for aspiring professors of literature, for the parents of these ambitious souls and for counselors who may wish to gain some insight into the so-called ivory tower.
Discover ways to make the most of reading aloud with children! Take advantage of natural learning times to get your child ready for school success with these extension activities.