A Warning About Homeschool Forums & Online Groups

Posted in Just Starting Out on May 8, 2017

Tons and tons of light-bulb opinions

I homeschooled for more than 25 years. I made mistakes and I watched mistakes unfold. I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I couldn't leave the wonderful world of education and home education, so I now work as a homeschool tutor and consultant. Today I want to share a word of wisdom for Read More »

The Most Popular Facebook Homeschool Groups - Ranked & Searchable (Over 700)

Posted in Just Starting Out, Resources on March 23, 2017

Homeschooling Groups on Facebook

There are a LOT of Facebook groups for homeschoolers. In the beginning, lots of homeschoolers used Yahoo! Groups, but over the past few years, Facebook groups have emerged as the clear winner and dominant platform. Because Facebook knows everything about you, they actually make it difficult to discover new groups by filtering search results to match your location, Read More »

Newsflash - “Students are Bored”

Posted in Just Starting Out, Teaching on December 21, 2016

When the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) surveyed over 81,000 students in 2006, it reported that 2 out of 3 students are bored in class every day (in fact, 17 percent reported they are bored in every class).[1] … Duh! So, students are clearly not engaged, nor motivated. And why are they not Read More »

Homeschool Spanish Teacher's Guide To Choosing Curriculum

Posted in Foreign Language, Just Starting Out on October 26, 2016

It is an honor to write and share my experience with you about Spanish learning and homeschooling. A “homeschooling” parent has to be able to wear the teacher’s hat and make the decisions about what  children are going to learn and  how they are going learn.  One of the challenges I had to face every Read More »

Choosing BIG Priorities So You Can Do It All

Posted in Homeschooling, Just Starting Out on October 13, 2016

In response to my last article, For Parents Considering A Homeschool Music Program, I was asked, "...How did you find time to do everything? That's what I foresee as being my biggest difficulty -- encouraging them to do sports, music, school, extracurriculars , etc." I read the comment to my husband and said, "Should I Read More »