Sarah Tippett, Author at Homeschool Base

About Sarah Tippett

Sarah is the editor for Homeschool Base, a passionate writer, and teacher. When she isn't writing she is homeschooling her youngest son.

How to Incorporate Copywork into Your Homeschool

Posted in Homeschooling on December 14, 2017

Girl Completing Copywriting Work

A few days ago, the parents in my homeschool co-op starting discussing copywork. A new homeschool mom wanted to know more about the purpose. Here are some of the main questions and concerns she had: Why did some of us make our kids do copywork? And, at what age did we stop? What were we Read More »

Words of Encouragement for Students

Posted in Teaching on May 14, 2017

Words of Encouragement for Students

You may be a parent, a teacher, or a homeschooling parent-teacher like me. It doesn't matter who you are, one of your main priorities is to motivate your student to learn. I still remember my first piano teacher's favorite sayings, quotes, and words of encouragement. I can still hear his comforting voice, encouraging me to continue practicing Read More »

Motivational Quotes for Students

Posted in Parenting on May 13, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I've been a "quote junkie." I have collections of quotes that I use for birthdays, special events, competitions, encouragement, and scrapbooks (to name just a few). Words from great people aren't just words. They give a level of credibility I cannot. They humanize our heroes and make them relatable. Read More »

Free Harvard Online Shakespeare Course - The Merchant of Venice

Posted in High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Literature on May 10, 2017

character of Shylock in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Once again, my wonderful connection, Jenny, from HarvardX Communications reached out to me with a great course idea for high school homeschoolers. This is a new course that could be a good fit for high school students interested in Shakespeare. Shylock’s Bond is a new online course taught by Harvard’s Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities. Read More »

The Best Toys for Children with ADD/ADHD

Posted in Reviews on May 9, 2017

Chaos and toys in an ADHD playroom

We all have trouble focusing at times, some more so than others. Those of us with ADD/ADHD children know the true meaning of "focus issues." In our journey to find some natural solutions to attention deficit, we've run into all sorts of "advice." There are "best gadgets" to promote focusing, all-natural techniques, and natural remedies. Specifically, Read More »

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