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.
This may seem counter-intuitive, but, yes—there are those of us who used to teach in a school and now homeschool our own children. All our teacher training and classroom experiences make for an impressive teaching repertoire—and, at times, some educational baggage—which gives us teachers-turned-homeschoolers an interesting perspective on what it looks, feels, sounds like, and Read More »
The most engaging way to increase your child’s vocabulary is to tap into the tremendous power of Latin and Greek root words. Learning just a few of these roots can lead to hundreds of new words. There are lots of books and workbooks on the subject, but now there is a fast-paced iPhone/iPad game called Wordcraft that Read More »
Posted in Teaching on September 17, 2017
Most homeschool parents are familiar with some common methods used to teach reading to their child. What you may not know is that there are also some big mistakes that you can make that will hinder your child’s progress and frustrate them making learning to read stressful and difficult. Here are some of the biggest Read More »
Have you experienced forest kindergarten with your child? It is a fun and educational way to move your classroom outdoors! Allow me to take you into my world of teaching forest kindergarten. As a mother of three, my oldest being a five-year-old, I am always looking for creative ways to help them explore their world, Read More »
Posted in Teaching on August 14, 2017
Here are more games you can play with the "Put the Mood on the Emotion Cards Game" cards. Your child will love them, and they won't even know they are learning. These instructions were developed to go with the "Put the Mood On the Picture" Game discussed in "5 Social Emotional Learning Activities You Should Read More »