Why Memorize Poetry?

Why Memorize Poetry?

Why do we memorize poetry? Why do our students participate in Recite Nights? Isn’t memorization just “kill and drill?” an educational past time that should be drown out by now? Absolutely not! When you set out to achieve something, the first thing...
Make Great Books Great Again

Make Great Books Great Again

Why care about reading? Why care about reading the Great Books? What exactly are the Great Books? What value do they bring to life? What am I missing out on? In classical education, you hear a lot about The Great Books. Many classical schools even have a statement...
The Danger of Rewards

The Danger of Rewards

Have you ever walked into an elementary classroom and saw the stoplight hanging on the wall with every student name clothes-pinned on red, green or yellow? Having a great day? Pinned on green. Having an ok day? Pinned on yellow. Having a bad day? Pinned on red. What...
A Better Approach to Middle School

A Better Approach to Middle School

​Have you ever heard a parent say, “My middle school child turns everything into an argument. They rebut everything!” Some good news exists – it’s completely normal, and even better, we can teach them how to channel it! Developmentally, your...
Challenging Your Gifted Student

Challenging Your Gifted Student

One of the definite advantages of homeschooling is that education can be custom tailored to the child. While there are many benefits to a school community, if your child is outside of the normal range of cognitive abilities for their age and grade, there are times...
The Best of Home AND School!

The Best of Home AND School!

Did this past year of school, in whatever form it took, wipe you out? Did the long, chaotic schedule of traditional school, lots of evening homework and rushing about cause too much stress on your family? Did the lack of structure, the desire for a break, and just the...