Teaching

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.

Whole Body Listening – Teaching Your Child Important Developmental Skills

Posted in Teaching on April 21, 2017

Whole Body Listening

Parents and teachers alike are constantly requesting that children simply pay attention. The truth is, as a child, paying attention is not simple, it is a task that requires learning through repetitive cures, and the actions of the people around them. When the child fails to comply, it is easy to become irritated and raise Read More »

The Case for Reading: My Library-Shelf Education

Posted in Teaching on April 7, 2017

Education from Just Books

I’m grateful for my bookish childhood. We watched almost no TV. On a typical day, after doing chores, math, and other schoolwork for a few hours, my siblings and I had the rest of the day practically to ourselves. I chose to fill those hours with books. And although they were usually fiction, my books played Read More »

6 Tips for Teaching Children to Love Reading

Posted in Teaching on April 5, 2017

How to teach your child to love reading

I have dyslexia. It made reading miserable for years. I only learned to read around the 4th grade. However, when I went to college, I pursued a degree in Literature and now love reading. I can’t promise that your child’s experience will be the same as mine, but I can tell you that with the Read More »

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 »

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