The Value of Teaching Kids to Type

Posted in Teaching on July 2, 2017

children should learn to type correctly between the ages of 6 and 7.

Over the last decade, the world has become a technology driven place. It has become even more important for children to develop computer-based skills, and technology based skills earlier in life. Unfortunately for the average U.S. K-12 student, typing is not a priority in the public schools. Their curriculum doesn't introduce keyboarding until the beginning Read More »

What Does It Mean to Give a Child an Idea?

Posted in Homeschooling, Teaching on June 26, 2017

Teaching children how to understand ideas

There are some teachers that we never forget. Some teachers have a special place in our hearts. They had something that the others just couldn’t touch. As children, we didn’t recognize it, we just knew that while in their class we never felt like we were learning and we always walked away feeling kinder and Read More »

Interpersonal Intelligence: The Social Butterfly

Posted in Teaching on June 19, 2017

this girl has strong Interpersonal Intelligence that allows her to be the center of attention

Are you really good at making friends? Are you that person with whom your friends always confide? Are you great at sales? If you describe yourself as a “people person,” you have an interpersonal intelligence profile. The Progressive, Modern Understanding of Intelligence Throughout much of history, intelligence has been thought of as the general capacity Read More »

Intrapersonal Intelligence: Achieving Self-Awareness

Posted in Teaching on June 18, 2017

Gandi is a great example of this Multiple intelligences type

Of the 8 intelligence profiles identified in the 1999 edition of Howard Gardner’s book “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” Intrapersonal Intelligence is the hardest to define. Gardner is a psychologist and Harvard graduate whose theory of Multiple Intelligences revolutionized modern psychology. His theory divides the strengths of individuals into 8 categories. Although these Read More »

Fun Vocabulary Activities to Keep Your Child Interested

Posted in Homeschooling, Teaching on June 8, 2017

Learning vocabulary words from a textbook may not be as much fun

Whether your child goes to public school or is homeschooled, vocabulary is an important part of their education. Learning vocabulary words in a traditional way is not fun for kids. They need a more hands-on, active approach to this repetitive task. So, how can you make learning vocabulary fun for your child? By adding fun Read More »