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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learning styles

10 Phonics Games for Kids to Build Reading Skills A Creative Approach to Word Retention and Reading Comprehension Let’s face it: following a workbook can get dull, and not every child learns best by copying letters and sounds. At YesPhonics, we know that learning is multisensory, and that every child learns differently. Last month we […]

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The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play Time for Children Background and Strategies for Parents and Teachers Kids can fall behind in reading for a lot of reasons. Some of these reasons are more or less biological—dyslexia, for example—but others have to do with the environment that they find themselves in. When kids get are taught poorly in […]

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motivate students

Creating Structure to Motivate Students A Guide for Parents and Teachers Unmotivated students can be a huge problem for educators. It’s far from easy to teach kids even when circumstances are good, and with the added difficulty of cajoling students who would rather not do the work in the first place, teaching can become an […]

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homeschooling motivation

How to Stay Motivated when Homeschooling Advice for parents Do you ever find yourself, as a parent and an educator, getting burned out? I predict that the answer is yes, and you’re not alone. Many, many parents around the world have trouble staying motivated in their homeschooling routines. While doing research for this post, I […]

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philosophy for children

Organizing a Homeschooling Co-Op How to Spot and Solve Disagreements Before They Derail You Starting a homeschooling co-op can be extremely rewarding. We explained how co-ops can help your kids form friendships in an earlier blog post, but it can helpful in all sorts of ways. A co-op can give your kids access to classes […]

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philosophy for children

Philosophy for Children: A Simple, Cost Effective Way to Improve Child Education End Bullying by Closing the Achievement Gap The most common thought process most people have is that children don’t have the ability to think critically until they’re twelve years old. But I’d like to make the case that children are actually very receptive […]

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spanking

Spanking: Busting a Myth and Increasing the Learning Ability of Children Debunking an Ineffective Parenting Strategy, and Offering Alternatives Parenting can be extremely frustrating, as can teaching, and if you’ve chosen to homeschool your kids the stress of doing both is a lot to take. If the frustration gets to you, it can be tempting […]

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English as a second language

Teaching English as a Second Language Think to Spell, Schwa, Word Markings, ESL, and Free Learning Tools If you’re looking for a great way tot teach your English as as second language students, starting with our Mnemonic Phonic Technique is a great start-this free tool teaches the 72 Orton phonograms and the 45 sounds that […]

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