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Discovery Education

Discovery Education. Imagine this: “Thousands of videos and other resources for…Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages…and more!”

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Parenting and Teaching Those Who See The World Differently

—Delana H. Stewart 10 Great Websites for Parents and Teachers  Educating Kids with Learning Disabilities Perhaps you are homeschooling a child with a learning disability. Maybe you are teaching in a school overseas and there is no special needs’ program in your school.  Here are some sites you (and your students) may find particularly helpful…


Pick Ten

A world without internet. A world with limited resources. If you had to homeschool your children in 2014 and only had ten books (or non technological resources) to use, which ten would you choose? The inspiration for this idea came from a recently Freshly Pressed Post called: “If You Could Save Only Eight Books.” On…


11 Tips for Homeschooling a Child with Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder—11 Homeschool Tips Because of short-term memory problems, easy brain fatigue, and the effects of noise and visual stimuli on the child with APD consider the following: Use of repetition to learn things. Teach in smaller increments, but with repetition. Use a multi-sensory approach (including gross motor and fine motor skills). Avoid programs that…

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Top Rated Home School Blogs

Need resources, inspiration, encouragement, assistance in home schooling? Check out these other top rated Home Schooling Blogs!     Diamonds in the Rough Living Montessori Now Four Little Thiiiings Kartwheels Kids Projects Where Imagination Grows Enchanted Homeschooling Mom Advertisements


Overview of Homeschooling in America

Great infographic on the history of homeschooling in America, performance and outcomes. Source: TopMastersInEducation.com Advertisements

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Homeschooling a Child with ODD

I received a question yesterday from a mom wanting to know how to homeschool a child with ODD. This can be quite challenging, particularly if the child does not respect or get along with the parent doing the homeschooling. In many cases, it is better if a child with ODD is schooled outside of the…

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Starting Kindergarten: Ready or Not

Delana H Stewart If you have a pre-school child and she or he will be starting kindergarten this fall, here are some articles that could be very helpful. Also, if you have a child that has a birthday later than September 1st and you are contemplating whether or not to formally start this child in…

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7 Secrets to Finding the Best Homeschool Curriculum

—Delana H. Stewart A colleague sent me this little e-booklet last year, and I finally got around to reading it. Carletta Sanders of Successful Homeschooling does a good job of helping families think through a variety of concerns when searching for a good homeschool curriculum for their children.   Carletta breaks down the different methods…

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The Right to Choose Your Children’s Education

—Delana H. Stewart It is not normal for me to sign a petition, nor to recommend to others to sign a petition. I usually stay away from things of a political nature. But today a friend shared with me an article about a family from Germany who seeks asylum in the U.S. because they desire…

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Is READING the Key to the World?

By: Delana H. Stewart Through the years of educating children (my own and others) I have learned that reading is only one key to the door of learning. Our job as  parents is to help our children discover the key or keys in their lives by which the doors of life can be unlocked. As…

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Joy and Contentment

How This Affects Us as Parents and Educators —Delana H Stewart Why did you accept this job or this teaching assignment?  Why are you home-schooling?  Why aren’t you home-schooling?  Why did you put your son in national school?  Why didn’t you put your kids in national school?  Why did you choose that curriculum? Wrapped in…

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5 Pros and Cons for Homeschooling Older Adopted Children

—Delana H. Stewart The Education of Older Adoptees, Younger Adoptees, and Biological Children While this post will focus on the homeschooling of older adopted children, it may have some applications to biological children, foster children, and children who are adopted as infants. For the sake of this article, “older” adopted children will mean those that…

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Are You Taking Care of Their Hearts?

increased activity increases life expectancy and produces many overall physical, psychological, and social benefits. Physical activity can help children and adults with controlling weight, reducing blood pressure, raising good cholesterol, reducing the risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer, as well as helping children gain self-confidence.

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Surviving Mid-Year Struggles with School Choice

By: Missy B As parents, we all face a time (sometimes more than once) in our parenting years where we struggle with making the right schooling decision (whether kids attend a national school, international school, or home-school). I know I shed my share of tears over the issue of whether or not to pull one of…

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Surviving Mid-year Homeschool Burnout

Every year between November and January, many families experience schooling burnout. Make sure you take a good break and renew your strength for the second semester.


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2011 Popular Posts on The Education Cafe

Top Ten Posts for The Education Café for 2011 are: Five Basic Types of Curriculum 5,335 The five basic types of curriculum are Traditional, Thematic, Programmed, Classical, and Technological.  The most-used curriculum can be found within these broader categories… 2. Online Textbooks for Middle School and High School 3,891 Some texts are free and there are…