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Episode 12: Homeschool Planning and Vision

In this episode, I walked through the first few lessons in my Homeschool Planning and Vision Course. The video version of the episode is at the bottom of this post. You can use these free planning sheets to follow the process outlined in this episode: They can be printed or customized right in Google Drive/ …

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Why Use Variety in Homeschooling Resources?

Think about when you really want to learn something…. How do you go about it? You probably immerse yourself in the writings or videos of people who’ve already mastered the topic. You may find various books & articles. You likely start doing or practicing the thing or thinking about it regularly. The resources probably look …

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What if We Don’t Finish the Homeschool Curriculum?

Do you ever worry that you’re not on pace to make it through the curriculum or finish in time or cover it all… or [insert your fear about your kids’ progress or lack there of.] I’m going to say something very controversial in the homeschool world. It might ruffle your feathers. You might vehemently disagree. …

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Bamboo trees & homeschooling 🌱

Do you know about Chinese Bamboo Trees?  You must very carefully monitor their water & temperature for the first 5 years, and nothing happens. You have to water often and weed and make sure it stays at the perfect temperature… but you won’t see a single sprout. Not an ounce of visible growth.  But in …

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How Many Hours a Day Should You Spend Homeschooling?

The short answer is: much less time than traditional school. If you’re asking specifically about how much time sitting at a table, working on book work, then here are my recommendations. We’ve been homeschooling for 6 years as of this writing and our 4th kid is in kindergarten now! Hard to believe!! All 4 of …

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5 Surprising Reasons to Use Memory Work in Homeschool

If you want to master calculus, you have to understand basic math first. If you want to be a brain surgeon, you have to take Biology 101. If you want to be a concert pianist, you have to be able to find middle C & play your scales. Learning the fundamentals is the first step …

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Creating a Realistic Homeschool Schedule for Your Family

Today, I’m going to explain how to think about and create a homeschool schedule that will work for your family. The freedom and flexibility in homeschooling is a wonderful thing, but the flip side of that same coin is it can feel like a daunting task to plan out exactly what your homeschool might look …

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