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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.

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. The nature of our questions may change as our children grow, but the method remains true.

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