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Encouraging Creativity in Education

As a rather “academic” person in my approach to education, this TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson is something I need to watch regularly. A few things we do (with varying degrees of success) to encourage creativity: Limit screen time- there is nothing that will suck creativity from a child than being endlessly entertained. Avoid […]

Why we LOVE Classical Conversations

As we began homeschooling several years ago, I looked around at all the different homeschooling methods, and found that the one that resonated with me the most was the classical approach. One of the great programs available to support a classical approach is Classical Conversations. Here’s why we love it: Community It is no fun […]

Anyone else have days like this?

If you give a mom a muffin, She’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it. So she’ll pour herself some. The coffee will get spilled by her three year old. She’ll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks. She’ll remember she has to do some laundry. When she […]

Mini Vacation

We’ve only been doing school for a couple of years as my guys are still fairly young, but my preference is still to school year-round. I just don’t see any real reason to arbitrarily stop in the summer, especially since we live in an area where we can fry an egg on the sidewalk in […]