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How to Create a Love of Learning {Part 3}

How to Create a Love of Learning {Part 3}

Normally I don’t share facts & figures on this blog. It’s more a personal story of my homeschooling…lessons I learned so you can do better, activities to increase a love of learning. But I came across some interesting research about instilling a love of learning that might help you in your homeschool. We haven’t talked… Continue Reading

3 Steps to Encourage Love of Learning this Year {Part 2}

3 Steps to Encourage Love of Learning this Year {Part 2}

I began my teaching career as a public school teacher, not a homeschool mom.  I’ll let you in on a little secret. I don’t think I ever finished a textbook in a single school year.  Neither did the other teachers at my school. I know!  Shock!  Horror! Many homeschool moms worry about finishing particular textbooks,… Continue Reading

How to Create a Love of Learning

How to Create a Love of Learning

With February being the month of love, I thought I’d share some ideas on how to create a “love” of learning in your family.  Over the next 2 weeks, I’ll be sharing tips & tricks that homeschool moms can use immediately to create a love of learning at home. Children who enjoy learning and discovery… Continue Reading

How to Keep Track of What Your Kids Read in 2013

How to Keep Track of What Your Kids Read in 2013

At the end of 2011 I saw a cool picture in a magazine and decided to use it as a way to keep track of what I read in 2012. Instead of putting a book back on the shelf after I read, I placed it in the corner of my room.  The stack grew as… Continue Reading

Top 10 Good Books for Teens {Teen Book Week}

Top 10 Good Books for Teens {Teen Book Week}

Today starts teen book week so I’d like to share some good books for teens. To decide the best books for teenagers, I asked my “young adult” children. One of them is still a teenager. Here’s what they suggest as their favorite teen books. Pride & Prejudice Quo Vadis Fahrenheit 451 Great Gatsby Coronation of… Continue Reading

Question of the Day — Structure in Your Homeschooling

Question of the Day — Structure in Your Homeschooling

How important is structure, such as doing the same schedule ( Math 1st, English 2nd, etc.) everyday? I think a schedule is good for kids, but there can be time for flexibility too. For instance, I read every morning to my kids.  It was our family time where we discussed whatever I thought needed discussing… Continue Reading

1st Facebook Chat with IEW – Andrew Pudewa & Jill Pike

1st Facebook Chat with IEW – Andrew Pudewa & Jill Pike

I’m so excited to invite you to our 1st IEW facebook chat.  You can register right here & it’s completely FREE.  We will continue to have a few giveaways as we launch our site: http://budurl.com/lyjk What’s an IEW chat? This Tuesday, Feb 21 Andrew Pudewa & Jill Pike will be answering  your questions about homeschooling,… Continue Reading