The Homeschooler’s Balancing Act: Grade Level

The Homeschooler’s Balancing Act: Grade Level How to Manage Your Child’s Progress By Courtney Duke Graves If there’s one question a homeschooled kid can’t easily answer, it’s what grade they’re in. Sure, your six-year-old is reading at a third-grade level and can identify every species of dinosaur known to man, but a math lesson designed […]

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Navigating the “Phonics Versus Whole Language” Debate

Navigating the “Phonics Versus Whole Language” Debate Which Method is More Effective Did you know the way you teach a child to read could incite people to label you as an ideological extremist? It may sound too ridiculous to be true, but there is a politically driven and very real “reading war” among educators that […]

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Teaching ESL students

Teaching ESL students Advice for parents and educators Teaching is hard, period. You know this whether you’re a public school teacher or a homeschooling parent. You take on an enormous workload, pull long hours with little or no compensation, and always need to present yourself with a fresh face, whether you’re truly happy or not. […]

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Reaching out to struggling students Options for parents and educators Homeschooling’s not easy. In some ways it’s the hardest thing in the world. Having sole responsibility, not just for a person’s upbringing, but for their education as well—it’s pretty daunting. And yet you can ameliorate most problems in homeschooling with a little help from the […]

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Developing a Work-life Balance in Homeschooling Practical Solutions for a Persistent Problem If you read a lot of homeschooling blogs (and I do!), you’ll notice one thread of complaint come up again and again: homeschooling parents consistently have a hard time separating the work of education from their lives outside of teaching. Either they’re letting […]

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Integrating New Students

Integrating New Students: A Guide for Educators Giving Confidence to Children in Homeschool Co-ops and Traditional Classrooms Any teacher can tell you how hard it can be to introduce a new kid to the classroom mid-year. And any parents who have been through it will talk at length about the anxieties it stirred up in […]

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Cutting Through Overcomplicated Classrooms Advice for Teachers In Public Schools At YesPhonics, we typically write about issues around homeschooling and parenting. We’re not narrowminded, though, and today I thought I would write about something a little further afield: problems facing teachers in the public school system. As you’re probably aware, public education has a lot […]

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Allaying Fears About Friendships in Homeschooling

Allaying Fears About Friendships in Homeschooling Advice for Undecided Parents Homeschooling is ipso facto appealing to a lot of parents. The opportunity to get out of the conventional school system, the chance to spend more time with your kids, and the creative fulfillment of coming up with a curriculum of your own design can all […]

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Dyslexia: How Phonics Helps Overcome Learning Disabilities Strategies and advice for educators with dyslexic students Even if they’re very mild, learning disabilities can be a serious challenge for an educator. Whether you’re in charge of a class or just in charge of a single child, it can be extremely difficult to get students through their […]

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Dealing with defiant teenagers Using active listening and philosophy to solve chronic opposition. Whether you’re a homeschooling parent or a teacher in a conventional school, you’ve probably dealt with a lack of enthusiasm from time to time. Nobody always wants to do their work, and that goes for kids as well. Especially if they’re teenagers—teenage […]

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