In the comments on my last post, Christine dropped a not-so-subtle hint that she would love to read more right-brained learning posts. And she is right, I have not written too much about that or about our homeschooling lately. Maybe because it is summer? Not sure. But I do have a couple of posts that I wrote on the Homeschooling Creatively email list that I have been meaning to use as a jumping off point for a blog post. I figure that this is as good a time as any.Read More
Back in May, I presented a new talk at the VaHomeschoolers Conference, “Encouraging Reading in Late and Reluctant Readers,” based on an article that I wrote for the VaHomeschoolers Voice.Read More
Just realized that I had not updated the Books We Love page in awhile, so I just finished adding several titles. There are still a lot of books that I want to add, but at least it is more up-to-date than it was. I don’t list all the books we read, but I do list the ones that we all enjoy and that I would highly recommend.Read More
She gives examples of times when her children used techniques to improve their skills that could on first glance be dismissed as "cheating" but in reality were very effective methods of improving specific skills. Whether it is tracing a picture, copying a storyline, reading a book that is "too easy" or using the answers to figure out how a problem works, it can be easy to write off these activities as "not real learning."