Homeschooling and Special Needs Students

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 [...]

Children’s Books About Disabilities

Posted by on October 29, 2007 at 1:42 pm

By Mimi Rothschild Check out the book list below, it’s specifically geared towards students with disabilities.  I only included part of the list, you can click the links to find more great books!  Let me know what you think and what you discovered.  I’d love to hear some of your recommendations! This list has been sorted by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Home Schooling Virtual Schools are Meeting the Needs of America’s Students

Posted by on July 20, 2007 at 2:59 pm

By Mimi Rothschild Virtual schools, cyber school, online academies. These terms seemed foreign to most Americans ten years ago, but with advancements in technology and the deterioration of the public school system, virtual schools are growing in popularity. The Tucson Citizen documents the growth of virtual schools in Arizona. Below is what some Arizona students [...]

The Benefits of Home Schooling Special Needs Students

Posted by on June 20, 2007 at 10:07 am

By Mimi Rothschild One of the most appealing aspects of home schooling is that home schoolers receive all of the teacher’s attention, instead of sharing it with hundreds of students. Home schooling is especially effective when the parent is able to devote the majority of their attention to a home schooler with special needs, like [...]