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Learning is More Important than Teaching

Learning is More Important than Teaching
As homeschool parents, our goal is NOT to teach; our goal is for the kids to LEARN. I could have taught my kids "at grade level" and they wouldn't have learned a thing. Instead, I gave them curriculum at their ability level, and then they had to learn what they didn't already know. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If our children go to college, they will be expected to learn...
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Guest — Sarah
Thank you for this article. It is very encouraging to know that others nudge their kids into self-teaching. Joanne Calderwood wrot... Read More
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:54
Guest — Rosemary
Dear Lee, Thank you! I have been doubting our home schooling approach until I saw this article.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 13:08
Guest — Teresa
I absolutely love this! I definitely needed this as I am looking into another school year. I will remember this and put this to ... Read More
Thursday, 11 August 2011 23:51
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High School Math Ideas

High School Math Ideas
Kim wrote to suggest some math resources.  You may want to look at PLATO and MyMathLab to see if they will fit your children. Hi, Lee.  I read your article on math choices for high school students (and parents) and I would like to add another option which isn't well-known amongst homeschooling circles (yet) but is highly touted and becoming increasingly used by public high schools and many colleges (all levels). Both are available to homeschoolers;...
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Guest — Lee
JanElle, thanks for asking and being sure to source my blog! You can definitely use the quote. ... Read More
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:20
Guest — Audrey
Is MyMathLab free? I don't see my son's college text though.
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 19:14
Guest — Lois
I recently subscribed to ALEKS math for my 7th grader and 10th grader. It's an on-line course that uses a pie chart to show progre... Read More
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 06:07
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