Tools and Resources

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Now that you have discovered your learning style and the learning style of those you mentor, you are ready to start utilizing learning styles. (If you ended up here without seeing my earlier post about assessing learning styles, please go check it out here now.) Time to drop everything that doesn’t fit with your learning style,

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Exploring the World

My heart longs to travel to far off countries, make new friends, and eat culinary wonders. Alas, this year I have to content myself with a handful of small road trips and one big airplane ride to California for Harry Potter World and San Diego Zoo.  As much as I would like to be exploring

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It is here! My book is finally published.  Several years ago, I created the first simulation for our book discussion group, Mothers Who Know. At the time, I felt that simulations were an important learning opportunity for the women in our group, but we were still trying to figure out what exactly simulations looked like

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I am so excited to announce that we will be having a homeschool conference here. The Treasure Valley Homeschool Conference will be on February 5th and 6th in 2016. Friday will be for youth ages 12-18 and will include opportunities for the youth to meet, play games, and attend some amazing classes together. Saturday is

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The Great Books and New Bookmarks

My husband and I have taken on the goal of reading The Great Books set together, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post. After some discussion, we decided to read Volumes 1-3 before venturing to read the 10 year reading plan. Volume One is titled the Great Conversation and it is an introduction to

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The Beauty and Allure of Mathematics

True confession time: I have always loved math, but I never memorized my times tables. When I was using them all the time I was able to figure out the answers, but now that I don’t work with math as frequently I can’t always get to the answer. While I strongly encourage my children and

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Transcripts for Homeschool

Transcripts can be helpful for college applications and other formal applications. They are also a tool for organizing your homeschooling plan. It can help you create a balance between subjects as a child grows older. When your child first begins to tackle high school work, it is hard to believe that you won’t remember what

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Part 1 Part 2 The following warm up activities will help your group get up and get moving. These are particularly helpful after a lunch break or if your group seems sluggish.   Tick Tock by the Clock Tell the group to pretend the room is a clock with the middle of one wall being

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Part 1 Part 3 These group warm up ideas are good for groups that want to learn a little bit more about the different members of the group. They are designed to get a group thinking and talking about things below the surface.   Thinking On Leadership Have each person write down all the qualities

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Part 2 Part 3 The following three activities are great warm ups for a group that is first getting to know one another. These warm ups do not require a lot of moving around or pretending, but they do allow groups to gain a level of comfort with one another.   Coat of Arms Have