Understanding how learning works is so important for all of us, but especially for home educators. One of the simplest things to keep in mind is: If your child is stressed, sad, scared, being scolded, or crying, they are not able to learn. Do not let your frustrations override your compassion as a parent. This video talks more about this important topic. (Don’t miss the resource link under the video)
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Learning How to Learn
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In your enthusiasm (and possibly in your fear) for doing a Really Good Job Homeschooling, it can be easy to fall into the trap of trying to recreate school at home, and becoming overly strict or rigid in your methods. I want to encourage you to embrace the opportunity you have to allow home education to capitalize on JOY. In this video I explain more about what I mean by that.
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Homeschooling is full of wonderful benefits, but even positive changes can be hard. In this video I share my thoughts about letting there be some transitional down-time and sensitivity for you and your kids as you get used to your new way of life.
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You don’t need a whole school room outfitted with a bunch of technology to homeschool. Just some simple basics will surely see you through your initial foray into home education. Here are my top tips:
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Libby app (once you have a library card, great for ebooks, audiobooks. FREE!)
Check out your local library’s website to see what is available to you as a cardholder (Great Courses, Duolingo, etc.)
My favorite HP printer
White boards (lap size) with Dry erase markers with built in erasers
My favorite laminator
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Adding homeschooling to your life changes several things about your home environment, lifestyle, and needs. In today’s videos I share my thoughts on starting point items for you to be aware of so you can start planning for how to address these new items.
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