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Get my full 1-hour interview for free! Helping Children & Families Thrive Within the New Education Paradigm As a family therapist and consultant, I am committed to helping you and your family find what works best in your individual and unique situations. Michelle Barone You’ll also receive the Finding Your Way newsletter with articles,...
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Ambleside Online

Ambleside Online

Ambleside Online is a curriculum guide and booklist designed to follow Charlotte Mason’s* method of homeschooling. Each year/grade has a list of books to lay out what resources will need to be collected or purchased, and an optional weekly schedule based on a 36-week school year to break the resources into smaller increments to...
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Learning Styles & Methods

Learning Styles & Methods

Learning styles and methods in homeschooling is the subject of a new post at the American Homeschool Association site: When families begin homeschooling, they often start by exploring how children learn, and familiarizing themselves with the many different educational methods and the different learning styles of children. These articles and resources provide a wealth...
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365 Things to Avoid…

…While Homeschooling is a fun and clever new Facebook page for homeschoolers with a sense of humor, and it serves up great doses of common sense. Recent posts have included these things best avoided: • Forcing a reading program on a preschooler. Life’s too short, and your sanity is too valuable. • MAKING them...
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Rachel Barton Pine

If you don’t know her already, I’d like to introduce you to Rachel Barton Pine.  Rachel is one of the best violinists I’ve listened to in a very long time.    You can visit her website where metal meets classical here. Rachel was unschooled and the skills she  learned while homeschooling have helped her to...
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HearthSong

HearthSong

HearthSong. HearthSong – Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving Barbara Kane founded HearthSong in 1983 because of a growing conviction that, “..too often, in our culture, children are pushed to grow up too fast. I started HearthSong to make a statement reinforcing what parents themselves know is true, right and healthy–that childhood is a...
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Cast Iron

Now that we raise chickens, we have a nice abundance of eggs on hand that the kids enjoy. That lead me to re-evaluate the pans I use to cook with. After some thought, research and conversations with my mother in law, I decided to try cast iron. My pans were reasonably priced (bought the...
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Learning Styles

I have a love-hate relationship with learning styles. I find them fascinating to read about, but I also think they can stymie the natural way that children learn if we allow them too much importance. I share Wikipedia- Learning Styles as a simple tool or resource. I think John Holt summed it up best...
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Homeschool Methods

When we first started out homeschooling, we explored a variety of educational methods that might work for us. Before you explore the list of methods below, I suggest you first read Considering Methods & Styles of Homeschooling by Lillian Jones. After investigating all of these, remember that YOU know what works best for your...
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African-American Unschooling

African-American Unschooling Africentric Homeschooling Resources Karibu! African-American Unschooling is the Internet resource for African-American Homeschoolers with an Africentric approach to learning all the time. African-American Unschoolers encounter math, science, reading, writing, art and history in the Real World because real living leads to real learning! The African-American Unschooling Web Site: * Provides a point...
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