Customize Your Homeschool Using a Textbook Table of Contents

I have a love/hate relationship with textbooks. On the one hand, they’re dreadfully dull and lifeless. On the other, they often contain lots of great information; the problem is in how it’s presented.

I think most people have a very narrow view of how a textbook should be used: Read it, complete the review questions and vocabulary, take a test.

Ugh. Can you say b-o-r-i-n-g?  Continue reading “Customize Your Homeschool Using a Textbook Table of Contents”

15 Homeschool Mistakes That Take the Spark Out of Learning

Are you homeschooling because you felt like sending your kids to school would take the spark out of learning? I completely agree with you because, to me, the harmful effects of compulsory schooling on children are obvious.

With that being said, it’s also crucial to point out that the same thing can happen in a homeschool setting, unless you are careful to avoid these:  Continue reading “15 Homeschool Mistakes That Take the Spark Out of Learning”