Homeschooling Trends

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 [...]

The Light at the Beginning of the Tunnel

Posted by on March 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

  By: Michael C. Broome Home schooling is not only a right of each and every American, it is also a joy with blessings that many home schoolers wouldn’t trade for anything. Not just the children, but the mothers and fathers that give so much of their time to ensure their children have the best [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Homeschooling, a National Success Story, is Recognized by a Supreme Court Judge

Posted by on July 18, 2007 at 6:48 am

By Mimi Rothschild Michael Smith, co-founder and president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), wrote an interesting article in The Washington Times earlier this week about home schooling’s success in America. Smith is ecstatic, as we all should be, that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recognized home schooling as a viable educational [...]