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5 Reasons You Should {& Should Not} Choose Delight Directed Learning






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5 Reasons You Should and Should Not Choose Delight Directed Learning

Do you know what delight-directed learning is? You can read all about it in a previous Homeschool Methods and Approaches post by my friend, Marcy.  Today, I’m going to bring you something that’s a little bit on the lighter side. Reasons why you SHOULD consider delight-directed learning as well as reasons why you should NOT consider delight-directed learning. This could also be titled ~ Reasons Why You Should Run Far, Far Away from This Unpopular Homeschool Method. 1. A nice {Read More}



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Charlotte Mason using Heart of Dakota






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Our homeschooling adventure began in the fall of 2010 after three years of public school attendance. I prepared to bring home a rising 3rd grader, rising 1st grader, and new kindergartener… all while keeping two preschoolers busy. I researched the different methods of schooling as well as prayerfully considering my children’s personalities. After careful consideration and planning we began that fall as a Classically Eclectic homeschooling family. In a few months weeks I was completely overwhelmed and discouraged because of {Read More}



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{The Love Of} Classical Education






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classical conversations

 Hello friends! Though I’m taking a summer break from blogging, I’m delighted to be able to share with you a little about my homeschool experience using classical methods. Last week, I had the privilege of attending a Classical Conversations 3-Day Parent Practicum. During the practicum, I viewed a ten-minute video on St. John’s College, a liberal arts university with two campuses (in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM). Instead of selecting a major and taking classes that focus on that {Read More}



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Special Needs Homeschooling {As A Military Family}






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military family

I was asked to blog about what home schooling looks like for us – a military family with special needs children.  For starters, we are able to plug into different therapies that are recommended and suggested for my boys because of their needs.  One particular type of therapy is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  The recommended ABA therapy is 40 hours per week.  Don’t worry about reading that again because it wasn’t a typo…LOL! A full-time job is 40 hours per {Read More}



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What Is Eclectic Homeschooling?






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WELCOME to my summer blog series: Homeschool Methods & Approaches  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the months of June and July, you will hear from several different homeschool bloggers about the methods and approaches they use to teach their child(ren). It is my hope that you gain insight, encouragement, and confidence by reading what these tremendously faithful women have to share.  I am honored and excited to introduce to you: Kathy, homeschool mom of two precious children who blogs {Read More}



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Homeschool Notebooking {At All Levels}






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Notebooking at All Levels

WELCOME to my summer blog series: Homeschool Methods & Approaches  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the months of June and July, you will hear from several different homeschool bloggers about the methods and approaches they use to teach their child(ren). It is my hope that you gain insight, encouragement, and confidence by reading what these tremendously faithful women have to share.  I am honored and excited to introduce to you: Jimmie, who blogs about over at Jimmie’s Collage about {Read More}



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Homeschooling {4 Boys} Using Unit Studies






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WELCOME to my summer blog series: Homeschool Methods & Approaches  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the months of June and July, you will hear from several different homeschool bloggers about the methods and approaches they use to teach their child(ren). It is my hope that you gain insight, encouragement, and confidence by reading what these tremendously faithful women have to share.  I am honored and excited to introduce to you: Megan, a blessed mother of 4 precious boys. You {Read More}



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