Words I Hate

Words I Hate
There are certain words I hate.  They don't seem to be important for homeschooling.  Although I know it can be useful for some people, many of these words have their roots in public schools. rubricliterary analysisumbrella organizationaccountabilitybenchmarkcredentialinclusivenorm or normativesocializationalternative educationaccreditationparent-partnershipcertifiedapprovedIn fact, to me some words just scream "Certified teacher!  Lookout!"  Some things are useful - even important - with public school children or in a brick and mortar school.  That doesn't mean they are words that...
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Guest — Lee
Here is my previous article about literary analysis and how much it stressed me out: http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/i-hate-lit... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 07:59
Guest — Homeschool Mom
Thanks for this post. I understand why you don't like those words, but would please explain to me why you don't like the words lit... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 07:33
Guest — Rebecca
WHITEBOARD (as if they're the end-all, be-all) TECHNOLOGY(see above) emergent literacy (it's called Learning to READ) MULIPLE INTE... Read More
Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:48
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Homeschool Accountability - Try a "Morning Meeting"

Homeschool Accountability - Try a "Morning Meeting"
Ooops.  They were supposed to be independent.  Instead they goofed off.Never under-estimate a teenager's ability to avoid work.  Sometimes intentional lapses, many times teens are simply focused on other things (like their hair, or their new shoes) and they forget trivial things like math assignments or research reports. It would be nice to have teenagers grow up one day and suddenly just BE responsible.  Nice, but unlikely.  It's much more common for teenagers to slowly BECOME...
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Guest — Alisha (Learning From My Kids)
One idea that we recently started to do is a morning (or early afternoon) meeting. Our whole family sits at the table just after b... Read More
Friday, 13 May 2016 13:39
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Great idea, Alisha! That's perfect timing, since everyone was there for breakfast anyway! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Friday, 13 May 2016 14:10
Guest — Lee
Dear Laura, Since you are a current Gold Care Club member, I can send you any classes that you need. I'll sent you the class on Co... Read More
Monday, 12 October 2015 15:49
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