Category Archives for K-12 education

Photoreading

This week I am attending an online seminar called “Reboot Your Brain”, which you can learn more about if you scroll down past my review of the Photoreading session I listened to by Paul Scheele, PhD, which was the session I was most interested in.Scheele’s company put together a deal for listeners of this seminar […]

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Plans for the school year

A month into the new school year, it’s time to finish this draft as I do want to share what we are doing this year.  I was going to do school year-round but opted for a break in August and it has been a good time for me to do some curriculum research and get […]

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Thoughts on ScreenTime

One of the first concerns people have when I tell them what I am doing with my children is the amount of screen time they are getting.  You’re using DVDs to teach your baby to read?  Isn’t that bad for them?  Indeed there have been many studies that suggest that our children need less, even […]

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Homeschooling with Integrity

Today I’m going to talk about pirating.  First off, I give my sincere thanks to all who are honest in their dealings with their fellow men.  I have been thinking about this topic for awhile now, and while it may not be a “feel good” post, it is one I feel I need to address. […]

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Ride on the Magic School Bus

My kids are CRAZY about this show.  We bought the complete series for Christmas, and bar none, it was their favorite item.  They prefer this show over any of our Disney movies.  And because I like it too, I let them watch it.  Well, it’s permeated our family life. How do I know? My two-year-old […]

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A Thomas Jefferson Education- My review

As my 5-year-old becomes school age and I have yet to start an earnest Kindergarten program for him, I have been researching different homeschooling methods to find what is best for my family.  This review is simply a reflection of part of that research. I first heard about “A Thomas Jefferson Education” by Oliver DeMille […]

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Review- The Well-Trained Mind

“The Well-Trained Mind, A Guide to Classical Education at Home” By Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer. My oldest is kindergarten age, so I have been revisiting popular homeschooling methods in an effort to find one that will fit my own homeschooling style, as well as meeting the needs of my children.  I have heard […]

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Overall Education, Depth vs Acceleration

Two threads inspired this post, http://forum.brillkids.com/general-discussion-b5/we-can-do-by-moshe-kai/msg91624/?topicseen#new andhttp://forum.brillkids.com/homeschooling/which-homeschooling-method-are-you-thinking-of-or-are-currently-using/msg91619/?topicseen#new. Actually, they inspired a lot more than this post, I’ve been reading and re-reading a lot of homeschooling books lately, and charting out the next chunk of our education.  The people at BrillKids really inspire me. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  My husband recently […]

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