by Joyce Herzog
Want a tool to help your little one learn numbers? How about a 123 Learning Box?
This box is just the thing to pull off the shelf for some one-on-one time that has great learning potential. If you have several children, there is lots of potential to engage each of them with something right for their level.
Common Mistakes and Some Options for Parents
by Andrew Pudewa
We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: Frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps nowon the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include:
- What to correct and how to give a grade?
- How much help is too much?
- Isn’t the assignment clear enough?
- Why don’t students find their own errors?
By Hal and Melanie Young
There are days when we look at our sons and think, "If they were in school, they'd be on so many pillsthey'd rattle when they walked." At one point before our oldest graduated, Melanie was teaching six boys aged eighteen to six. Was it noisy? You bet. Active? Quite. Chaotic? Oh boy. It still is.
And guess what? They still learn, and they do quite well on outside measures like the SAT and ACT, AP exams, and other standardized tests. And our oldest moved comfortably into one of the most challenging colleges in the country.
by Allison Gentala
Spelling. Ah, spelling. My least favorite subject.
When I spell a word out loud, I think of that scene from Anne of Green Gables where Anne is the only student who can spell Chrysanthemum. C-H-R-Y-S-A-N-T-H-E-M-U-M. Even in the movie, it seems so dry. And yet, we all need to know how to spell.
by John R. Erickson
I grew up in a little town in the northern Texas Panhandle. Nobody in Perryton had ever become a writer or, as far as I knew, had even thought much about it.
I did very little writing until I went to college. At the University of Texas, I did well in courses that required essays, and I took some classes on writing. During my two years at Harvard Divinity School, I enrolled in a year-long class on fiction writing.
However, I have come to realize that the best instruction I received on writing did not occur in a college classroom or come from someone with a doctorate in English literature.