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What is teaching?

  • The act, practice, or profession of a teacher.
  • Leading a student or a group in the acquiring new knowledge, skills, or understanding.
  • The facilitation of knowledge – bringing out and focusing the wisdom of the group or individual, often during the creation of something new or the solving of a problem.

We believe that teachers should be facilitators.

Phonemic Awareness: Introduction and Importance

Posted in Teaching on March 6, 2017

Phonemic Awareness breaks the sentence into sound bytes

Phonemic Awareness is one of the most important factors which predicts how quickly your child will develop early reading skills. It has to do with developing sensitivity to the sound and structure and oral language. What is Phonemic Awareness? Looking at the word itself, phoneme is another word for sound. So, the word is roughly Read More »

How to Explain Racist Content in Classic Literature/Books

Posted in Teaching on January 30, 2017

I'm a member of several wonderful Facebook groups for homeschooling. Today I read a particularly insightful discussion that I want to share. I'm going to leave out names in order to respect everyone's privacy. The question that was raised was this --  How do you all handle content in older books which to modern ears Read More »

Tips For Getting Highly Spirited Children To Start The School Day

Posted in Homeschooling, Teaching on December 26, 2016

I love Facebook groups. There is a constant stream of helpful discussions. This is one of the most recent that I found insightful enough to share. A homeschool mom asked: Okay, need some advice. I have one child who is a happy homeschooler, always willing to do her work and agreeable. My other child, not so 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 »

15 Ways To Teach Your Daughter Self-Esteem

Posted in Parenting, Teaching on December 13, 2016

Does your daughter seem to hate herself? Does she think the world would be a better place without her? Your daughter may be adorable, smart, and all around amazing. But sometimes she just can't see it in herself. We have all struggled with self-worth and self-esteem issues. Sometimes our past struggles make it easier to "teach" self-esteem. Read More »

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