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You Can Do It Alone

Since my daughter, Olivia, was born five years ago, I knew I desperately wanted to homeschool her. I was mortified at the options available in my local school system, and my daughter's safety was of my highest concern.

How I Embrace Technology in My Homeschool

Over the last sixteen years I have taught my kids using a set curriculum and also curriculum I developed. I am a planner by nature, so I order from the library or purchase supplements to our main curriculum well in advance, making notes even in the summer. Sometimes, however, questions come up that I cannot answer or cannot find the answers for in my resources.

The Two-Fold Task of Writing

In all my years of teaching experience—as a middle school English teacher in public and private schools, as a high school English teacher in the same, even as a homeschooling mother—the most common questions I receive from parents have been these: 1) How can I teach my child(ren) to write? and 2) Would you do it for me?

Being Flexible in Teaching Math

Flexibility is one of the greatest advantages of homeschooling. You can move as quickly or as slowly as necessary for each child to learn the subject. You do not need to stick to someone else’s scope and sequence; you can create our own based on your child’s individual needs interests and development. I would like to address the benefits of flexibility in the area of math.

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