How Planners Can Change Your (Homeschool) Life

“Holding thoughts in your head is like trying to grasp water.”  Ryder Carroll   There are tons of memes that mock all the collections of a homeschooling family: insects, feathers, animals of all kinds, eggs, markers, beans—and those are the “tamer” sets of would-be science and math knick knacks.   I don’t know that I’ve seen a […]

Justice pon di Road: A Book Review

I was asked on last year to develop a curriculum for a charitable organization.   Specifically, I was asked to develop a curriculum that would get its audience to prayerfully consider sponsoring a child in an underdeveloped country.    So I became a student for weeks and months—a student of other cultures, other rituals and traditions, and […]

Graphic Organizers 101

Graphic Organizers 101 brought to you by HEDUA Blog I’ve only been aware of graphic organizers within the last decade or so. You see, I don’t ever remember using a graphic organizer in school back in the 20th century. Oh, I might have seen a Venn diagram back in high school, but that’s about it. […]

The ONE book you couldn’t live without

Yesterday, I met a group of moms for a lunch and play date at a nearby park.   This group was a bit different in make-up in that the organizers of the lunch were not homeschoolers.    Our kids have been fairly active in a local church ministry where the youth minister meets with a different group of […]

Helping a Reluctant Reader to Enjoy Books

I’ve been busy leading a mini-workshop at church for the past couple of weeks.   With Dad gone and our church a bit far from home, the kids have had to tag along and busy themselves while I’m teaching.   A dear member and  friend noticed that the girls occupied themselves with books, and began her lament […]

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