Just two weeks ago, we dropped Jason off for his first year at the University of Mary Washington. He transferred in as a sophomore to pursue a History degree.
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My homeschooling journey has continuously given me many opportunities to shift how I view things related to learning. One of the bigger shifts has been that of seeing Jason's huge interest in video gaming as an "obsession" to instead seeing it as a "passion."
As most folks who read my blog know, right-brained learning is a topic I talk a fair amount about. Mainly because understanding right-brained learners has made a huge difference in how I approach homeschooling my boys. I was first pointed in the direction of this learning style by my dear friend and mentor Cindy Gaddis. I can not tell you how much her knowledge and friendship has helped me over the years.
Needless to say, I am incredibly thrilled that her book on right-brained learners, The Right Side of Normal, has been published and is available for purchase! This has truly been a labor of love for Cindy and I am so excited that she is able to share her knowledge and passion with the rest of the world.
We love comics around here. Webcomics, comic books, graphic novels, you name it. I remember growing up with so many favorites…Garfield, Family Circus, Bloom County, B.C., Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois, Dick Tracy and yes, even Nancy. Of course, my all-time favorite comic was Peanuts. I not only read it religiously in the newspaper, but collected the books and absolutely devoured them. I still have many of the books, although they have now yellowed with age. I am just not willing to give them up
A few weeks back, The New York Times ran an opinion piece titled Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits. In it, the author takes aim at “psychological witchcraft” — educational theories that “developed in part because of sketchy education research that doesn’t offer clear guidance.”