Homeschool FAQ

Reluctant Learners

Posted by on October 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm

The beginning of the school year is so exciting! But there may be foot-dragging when it’s time to gather for lessons, staring out the window when there should be diligent work going on, and even a little bit of whining.

Naughty – or Developmentally Appropriate?

Posted by on October 20, 2008 at 1:28 pm

-by Mimi Rothschild Children are all different. This is one of the reasons that homeschooling is such a blessing for so many families. Teaching your children at home allows you to respond to the different needs, the varied interests, and the strengths and weaknesses of each child. But there are some things that we can [...]

Focused Mini Lessons

Posted by on November 16, 2007 at 8:04 am

By Mimi Rothschild Here’s another brilliant article to add to your collection of homeschool resources.  This article examines mini lessons, how they work, and why they’re so important for your homeschool curriculum.     What Is It?   A mini lesson is a short lesson with a narrow focus that provides instruction in a skill [...]

Think Aloud Strategy: Part 2 of 2

Posted by on November 9, 2007 at 10:31 am

By Mimi Rothschild Here’s part two of the “Think Aloud Strategy” article I posted earlier this week. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it and also about your homeschooling experience!   How Can You Stretch Students’ Thinking? Reflective journals and learning logs are a natural extension of thinking out loud. By jotting down what [...]

Think Aloud Strategy: Part 1 of 2

Posted by on November 7, 2007 at 8:08 am

By Mimi Rothschild Below is an excellent article about thinking out loud that will benefit both homeschooling parents and their children.  Learning can happen in a variety of ways.  One way to problem solve or better understand a concept is to think out loud.  Read more below.  What Is It? The think-aloud strategy asks students to say out [...]

Learning Disabilities: Glossary of Terms

Posted by on October 31, 2007 at 7:47 am

By Mimi Rothschild In case your not familiar with the different learning disabilities that educators have identified and defined, below is a comprehensive list of definitions related to learning disabilities that Dr. Jean Lokerson has put together.  I highly recommend that you homeschooling parents become familiar with the terms in this list so you can better recognize if [...]

Summarizing: Part Two

Posted by on October 25, 2007 at 11:33 am

By Mimi Rothschild Here’s part two!  I’d love to hear your thoughts and also about how your homeschooling experience is going this year! How Can You Stretch Students’ Thinking? Here are some general questions for students to consider when summarizing either fiction or nonfiction: What happened? Who was involved? What was the outcome? Is the [...]

Summarizing: Part One

Posted by on October 24, 2007 at 10:55 am

By Mimi Rothschild Do you know the importance of summarizing?   Do you even fully understand what it means to summarize?  Summarizing is an amazing tool that homeschool students should master because of the benefits it provides when used properly.  Learn more about summarizing in the article below.  Let me know what you think!  Thanks so much!   What Is It? To [...]

Teaching Strategies for Home School Students with ADD

Posted by on October 18, 2007 at 6:49 am

 By Mimi Rothschild More and more homeschooling parents have asked me about Attention Deficit Disorder and the best way to homeschool their children who have ADD or ADHD.  I found this list of ADD/ADHD resources online, I thought I’d share it with everyone. “Excerpted from Teaching Strategies: Education of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Effective classroom [...]