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Multiple Intelligences 101: 9 Types of Intelligence and Becoming Smarter

Posted in Teaching on May 25, 2017

Your brain has Multiple Intelligences

If you wanted to see how heavy you are, you would step on a scale and read the numbers that appear. If you want to know how tall you are, you could use measuring tape. If you’d like to know how smart you are, you can take an IQ test, right? Howard Gardner disagrees. Gardner Read More »

Watch out for Fake High School Diplomas & Fake Online Schools

Posted in Homeschooling on May 23, 2017

Don't fall for a fake online high school scam!

Find exactly what you're looking for by skipping to the section you're interested in. Fake Online High Schools For many high school students, the idea of an online high school sounds like a tantalizing alternative to the traditional U.S. brick-and-mortar schools. Freedom, flexibility, and personalization! Although there are many pros and cons to attending high Read More »

Updated: List of Fake Online High Schools and Fraudulent GEDs

Posted in Online School on May 23, 2017

List of fake websites for high school education

Most people try to take the easy way out. Maybe you dropped out of high school and need a high school diploma. Perhaps you hate public school and want to have the flexibility and freedom of an online high school. There are fake high school diploma mills that entice students with promises of easy diplomas Read More »

Standardized Tests for Homeschoolers

Posted in Homeschooling on May 20, 2017

A homeschooling filling in a standardized achievement test

"To test, or not to test?" -- a question many parents face with mixed sentiments. Should I test during the year? How frequently? Should I opt-out of end-of-year testing if it isn't mandatory? Although your testing philosophy will likely be reflected in your curriculum choice, state laws are not extraneous. End-of-Year Assessments Although requirements vary Read More »

Creative Ways to Keep Kids Engaged with Math During the Summer

Posted in Parenting, Teaching on May 17, 2017

Summertime is just around the corner! Just because your curriculum is finished (homeschoolers) or your kids are out of school (public school/private school) doesn't mean your student's mathematical thinking skills should come to a screeching halt. The infamous summer backslide (that time of year when kids forget what they've learned while away from school) can Read More »