Posts Tagged ‘ Home Education Magazine – HEM ’

Homeschool Revelations

Homeschool Revelations

Defining homeschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree on what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the same with homeschooling. There’s a generally accepted...
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The Roots of Homeschooling

The Roots of Homeschooling

In her editorial for the July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, HEM publisher Helen Hegener explains the roots of the homeschooling movement in the U.S., beginning with John Holt’s astute observation in How Children Learn, “… the human animal is a learning animal; we like to learn; we are good at it; we don’t...
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Math Lessons

Math Lessons

In the current July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, in her article titled Math Lessons, homeschooling mom Cheryl Trzasko writes about the lessons she learned as a child, while sailing around the world aboard a yacht with her family for two years: “Sometimes days, or more than a week, would pass between math lessons....
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Can Kids Teach Themselves?

Can Kids Teach Themselves?

In her column for the current July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, Can Kids Teach Themselves?, Linda Dobson explores an unstated assumption about children, that is, whatever wonderful attribute is noticed in a child, it has been taught: “The assumption is a result of what I’ve termed ‘school mind’ in some of my writing....
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Making History Relevant

Making History Relevant

In the current July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, Laura Weldon’s article, Making History Relevant, explores many different ways to bring dry, dusty history to life for your kids – and for yourself: “Each of us is the product of history. Our lives today are evidence that our ancestors survived unbelievable odds stretching back...
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