Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Volume: 
35
Issue: 
1
Publication Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
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Title Category
Podcasts: A Treat for Your Earbuds

If you visit with me you’re sure to hear the words, “I heard on a podcast recently,” come out of my mouth within the first few minutes of our conversation. While in the past many folks followed their favorite blogs, there is now a sweeping move towards keeping up with content through podcasts.

Practical Helps, Media
Is Your Family Stuck in the Raging River of Busyness?

Sometimes our lives feel like we have been thrown into a rushing river. We are just trying to survive, barely keeping our heads above the water and avoiding the jagged rocks. We have little control over our direction and speed.

Encouragement, Goals, Family Life, Parenting
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?

Methods, Writing
Financial Survival for the Single Homeschool Mom

If I had a magic wand, I would use it to solve the financial struggles of the sadly growing number of single homeschool moms. Too many women are finding themselves forced to reluctantly consider separation and/or divorce. This choice leads to new, seemingly insurmountable problems, with the most critical issues being how to support yourself and your children... 

Practical Helps, Single Parents
The Simplest Truths Are the Most Profound

I remember many years ago hearing one of my relatives talk about his associate pastor in another city who was leaving to take a church somewhere else. “He’s the smartest man I have ever heard when it comes to the Bible,” my relative said.

Perspective, Practical Helps
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.

Math, Methods, Curriculum
Help Me, I’m Stuck

Sometimes it’s hard to admit that we may need help with our homeschool. Understandably, we may be overwhelmed with a curriculum choice, lesson plans, need for organization, homeschool itself or the motivation to want to teach. It is during hard times such as these that we should ask for help.

Support, Encouragement
Five Ways Dad Can Lend a Helping Hand with Homeschooling

It was early summer and our family was already thinking about the upcoming school year. Our youngest was ready for kindergarten, and my wife and I were contemplating how we could swing sending our three children to private school.

Encouragement, Fathers, Family Life
American Heritage Girls and Homeschooling

The year my son went to Alaska with his Boy Scout Troop, I earnestly began to ponder how we could offer a comparable adventure experience for our three daughters. That same year, we learned about American Heritage Girls (AHG) and helped start a troop in the area.

Activities, Socialization, Events
Asking the Right Questions

If I had a dime for every question I asked my girls throughout our years of homeschooling, we would be able to afford all the books we ever wanted! I am a big believer in questions; they are, to me, the best teaching tools at every level of learning.

Methods, Character
North Carolina House Page Program

      When I arrived at the legislative building early on a Tuesday morning, I hadn’t known anything of what I was going to do, but when one is suited up and going into an important place,   it is hard to feel like anything could be wrong.

Science and Engineering Fair Winners

Davidson Good, age eleven, and Joshua Robertson, age eleven, both of Wilmington, received exemplary status and were named winners of the International Science and Engineering Fair at the elementary level for the state of North Carolina.

In the Spotlight, Science, Events
Nine Solid Ways to Engage Your Child with the Bible

While homeschooling my three daughters, I have found it is critical to start them early learning about God and His Word. Here are nine ways to do this in your own homeschool.

Methods, Faith, Bible, Character
A Natural Opportunity for Teaching American Government

It’s 2016, and it is happening again.

It is that once-every-four-year cycle in the United States called the presidential election. Despite what your opinion might be about this round’s politicking and candidates, it creates a wonderful opportunity to teach American government.

Politics, Events, Activities, Socialization
It’s Starting Again—Thinking Rightly about Trials

It’s starting again! Yes, indeed it was. It was 9:00 am on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Summer was finally here, and with it, the 2016 NCHE conference.

Encouragement, From the President, Faith, Biblical Principles