8 Ways to Make Practicing Math Facts More Fun {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. When parents ask what they can do at home to help their children improve their math grades, here’s one of the things that I always tell them:  Make sure your son or daughter has memorized all of the…

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10 Learning Games for Everyday Car Rides {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. The amount of information that students are expected to learn before they are in junior high continues to expand. The most successful students are those whose parents take the time to work with them. You may wonder…

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The Benefits of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: The first time I became aware of homeshooling was when I was in college studying to be teacher.  I recall thinking that it was a ridiculous idea.  When I started having children, however, it became a lifestyle choice that I could see merit in.  Still,…

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20 Ways to Make Spelling Homework Fun {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. With school now in full swing, homework needs to find its way back into many families’ routines. You can find tips to help you alleviate homework headaches, but let’s look specifically at ways to review those weekly word…

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How to Start Their School Days Peacefully

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: Have you ever wondered how a teacher keeps 25 children moving calmly through the day?  Chances are she’s trained her students to use procedures.  Instead of treating actions as behaviors, which have positive or negative consequences, a good teacher organizes the classroom so that students…

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You Can Do It, Too {25 Homeschool Families Share Their Stories}

It is definitely the month for launches and promotions, and this one is too good not to share with you! You Can Do It Too! is a new ebook featuring a series of interviews with 25 homeschool families answering questions of ‘Why do you homeschool?’ ‘What does it look like?’ ‘How do you find what…

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How Much Should You Tell the New Teacher?

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: With a new school year about to begin, some parents find themselves asking “How much should I tell the new teacher about my child?” For some, it’s easy; your child’s education has been smooth sailing. For parents who have weathered a few storms, though, the answer…

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Back-to-School Printables: Lunchbox Notes & School Year Signs

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: The back-to-school season comes with all sorts of different emotions... excitement, fear, anticipation, eagerness, anxiety. And those emotions aren't just for the kids! It's hard for many parents to make the back-to-school transition. There are lunches to pack, homework to oversee, and…

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