Wednesday, 17 October 2012 01:00
The number of American children that attend classes within their own home rather than public or private schools is climbing at a steady rate every year, with a 74% relative increase over the eight-year period between 1999 and 2007, according to the National Center for Education statistics. These rising numbers indicate that the face of education in the United States is changing, with more parents opting to teach their children at home with every passing school year. If you’re among the growing number of parents who have chosen homeschooling over the traditional public or private education models, these 30 blog entries can offer you some valuable hints, tips and ideas for ensuring that your children get the most from their home-based education.
Monday, 15 October 2012 01:00
While the term “governess” began to fall out of style over the latter two-thirds of the twentieth century, the position is enjoying something akin to a modern resurgence today. Working parents that seek the homeschooling experience for their children but aren’t able to manage the task due to their own strenuous schedules are in search of nannies that can double as in-home teachers, causing what was once considered an archaic career path to gain popularity. The reasons for choosing homeschooling over public or private school educations are as varied as the families that make such decisions, but here are 10 of the reasons why you might want to consider this arrangement for your own children.
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:00
One of the problems that parents and elementary school teachers encounter regularly is children’s resistance to learning and understanding math. Whilst reading is ordinarily encouraged with the aid of colorful flashcards and interesting storybooks, the traditional way of teaching math has tended to rely on repeating math facts and learning by rote. However, the good news is that there is now a new way to approach math tuition using math manipulatives, or tools that encourage hands on learning.
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 15:40
What are your memories of school? Fond ones? or do you not remember that much at all, except how bored you were, or how your teacher just did not understand you needed extra help? Well this problem is way more serious today - our kids are leaving school with the lack of simple skills and are suffering also from self esteem problems and have no clue what they are going to do with their lives. Sir Ken Robinson shows us why in this fascinating video - it's because their creativity outlet is squashed by mainstream education.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 04:54
After 3 decades of sabotage, protest, murder, boycott, and public education by both sides, we’ve arrived at some sort of encouraging solution on the clear cutting / forestry practices used by industry to destroy Canada’s boreal and temperate rainforests. An 8 year campaign that drove hundreds of millions of dollars away from forestry company profits,
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