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Good Habits

#1: The Habit of Conscious Decision-Making Identity statement: I am aware I am in control of my decision-making. I plan ahead for things that matter most, and my conscious priorities dictate my schedule and choices. #2: The Habit of Finding the Best Solution, not just...

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Learning Styles

Understanding learning styles is critical to understanding how parents can best help their kids thrive. ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEARNERS Active learners tend to retain and understand information best by doing something active with it—discussing or applying it or...

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Instructional Design Suggestions

Instructional Design Suggestions Distance learning, online learning, remote learning, and mobile learning are extremely popular today. Today’s online learners, however, are extremely e-savvy. Therefore, when it comes to picking an online course, their expectations on...

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Basic Skills

Basic Skills Basic skills are acquired abilities. Unlike breathing or blinking, we are not born with them; they must be learned. Furthermore, skills can be lost through disuse. They require drill or practice in order to perfect them. Does that make you think of flash...

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Elementary Lesson Plans

Smart Skills we offer: Enhance Creativity Problem Solving in seconds Storytelling & Writing Applying techniques to do maths faster and easier Learning a Foreign Language Ideating via drawing and sketches, etc   New batches start every week   # Course...

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Argument Against Homeschooling

This argument describes the threat homeschooling poses to children and society. It lays out some reasons Homeschooling is attractive. Parents can now keep their children at home in the name of homeschooling free from any real scrutiny as to whether or how they are...

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Response to Homeschool Critics

Response to Homeschool Critics In a recent University of Arizona Law Review article, Elizabeth Bartholet, a Harvard law professor, claims that the “homeschooling regime poses real dangers to children and to society.” Bartholet’s legal argument is that homeschooling is...

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Argument for Homeschooling

When I told my 13-year-old homeschooled daughter that I would be participating in an upcoming debate with the Harvard professor who recommends a “presumptive ban” on homeschooling, she asked incredulously, “Why would anyone want to prevent people from homeschooling?”...

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Is College worth it

The college income premium is the extra income earned by a family whose head has a college degree over the income earned by an otherwise similar family whose head does not have a college degree. This premium remains positive but has declined for recent graduates. The...

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Build a Homeschool Network

Build a Homeschool Network You are an overwhelmed homeschooling parent. Maybe you have just moved to a new place. Your kids are lonely for friends. You are lonely for friends, people who won’t look at you funny when you tell them you homeschool your kids. Where do you...

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Family Rules

What should be Our Family Rules This lesson we try to identify what should be the family Rules for the 21st Century. Technology  – Technologies are tools we use to solve problems. No TV or Computers in Kids room until they excel in School.  And you probably cannot...

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Skills Parents Should Teach

Skills Parents Should Teach? These are a list of skills parents should teach the next generation.  I would like to go into detail on each one of these and expand the list if needed. Integrity Respect for Self and Others Curiosity and Creativity Service and Generosity...

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5 Classroom Learning Myths

5 Classroom Learning Myths These are some of the Classroom Learning Myths we need to embrace in order to maximize learning. Throughout history, education has been about teaching the next generation to do what the previous generation wants them to do.  However, just...

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12 Simple Rules to Live By

At 68 I can now look at my life and say that I did pretty well.   Looking back on how I got to where I am, I can narrow my success down these 12 simple rules to live by. Things you should do as much as you can. Honesty with yourself and others Respect others Don’t let...

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Personalized Learning Plans

In 2015–16, the high school graduation rate reached a record high of 84 percent (U.S. Department of Education 2017). Despite the gains, over half a million students still drop out of high school each year (U.S. Department of Education 2015). High schools have adopted...

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Skills Parents Need

I was cleaning out my email inbox (something I needed to do for a long time) and I came across a report that listed the Top 12 Skills for 2012. It got me thinking what are the top skills one needs to succeed.  Using the report as a starting point here is my list....

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10 Key Curriculum for the 21st Century

What and how we learn is different today than anytime in history.  We have not changed.  The tools we need to learn and the things we need to learn, however, have changed. Most of what used to be learned in traditional K - 12 classes can be found easily with simple...

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6 "Ps" of Success

6 Pillars of Success Success is achieved by various combinations of: Propensity - Talent. Persistence - Not Giving Up. Providence - Luck. Passion - Desire. Perspiration - Hard Work. Perspective - Honesty. The critical thing to remember; The 6 Ps are in a constant...

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