Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling ’

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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HEM Networking

HEM Networking

The HEM Networking discussion group on YahooGroups is sponsored by Home Education Magazine (HEM) for networking and communication within the online homeschooling community. All topics of interest to homeschoolers are welcome and encouraged; the usual rules of common sense and courteous interaction should be applied when responding to other group members. Founded in 1999,...
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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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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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