Mike Holiday, Author at Homeschool Base

About Mike Holiday

I like technology, teaching, programming, hiking, and strawberry jelly filled doughnuts. I'm a pretty passionate lifelong learner. I went to school for that "math stuff" everyone seems to hate!

I'm a Christian and a homeschooler. Please don't confuse that with being close-minded. I like to think that I am very accepting. I love my children and want the very best for them.

Oxford University Will Offer Free Online Courses In 2017

Posted in High School, News, Online School, Resources on November 28, 2016

Just a quick public service announcement for anyone with high school kids. The highest ranking university in the world will be offering free online courses in 2017. Just like many other universities that are starting to offer free courses, Oxford will be using EdX. EdX is a nonprofit that offers a massive number of online Read More »

How To Teach A Child To Love Reading

Posted in Reading on November 13, 2016

I watched an amazing video yesterday about teaching your children to read. It wasn't targeted towards homeschoolers, but it is applicable. Many homeschoolers have no trouble getting their children to read (some of us are even known for it). But other parents have a more difficult time getting their children to enjoy reading. Or to sit Read More »

How To Get A Free Lynda.com Membership

Posted in Resources on November 6, 2016

If you don't know what Lynda.com is, here is a quick fill-in. Lynda.com was recently purchased by LinkedIn and is an online learning platform for a wide variety of areas. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Lynda Read More »

My 16-Year-Old's Response To Hillary Versus Trump On Homeschooling

Posted in Homeschooling on October 18, 2016
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With the 2016 presidential election in full swing, I've been encouraging as much political discussion in our house as I can. I've done my best to be as objective as possible and really encourage research, fact checks, and critical thinking. My oldest son is particularly intuitive and within a week of political discussion, he asked about Read More »

How To Find Tutoring For A Homeschool Student

Posted in Resources on October 9, 2016

How to find affordable tutoring for your homeschooler

Lots of homeschool parents want their children to get some type of 'supplemental' instruction. Having some type of additional feedback and engagement can ameliorate some of the common concerns about homeschooling. Supplemental instruction can come in many forms: co-ops, online tutoring, and in-person instruction. One of the most common ways to supplement your child's income Read More »