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  1. Getting Ready for Academic Research … and College!

    With so many library resources and information overload on the Internet, finding reliable sources for a research paper can be challenging for today’s teens. JSTOR’s Research Basics for High School Students provides an easy-to-follow tutorial so your learner can save time when exploring content. This free online course has three modules, each comprised of short video lectures followed by learning activities, concluding with an assessment and the opportunity to earn a badge to share.
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  2. Homeschool Room - Redone

    Time For a Change
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    Now that I'm homeschooling middle and high school girls, it was time to change up the school room and make it a cool hangout for tween and teen gals (plus a 30-somthing mama). I spent a good part of two weeks cleaning out, rearranging, decluttering, and decorating. Here's the (almost) finished product. I'm still working on organizing the kids' desks as well as wall art, but so far it is a much-improved room. I'm actually looking ...
  3. 9 months - Time flies!

    It's been over nine months since I've written a blog post.
    Wow.
    People have babies in that amount of time.

    My best friend and I were discussing our (very under-posted upon) blogs, and as such I've decided to write a post.

    So much has happened since my last post, dated October 1, 2013. And that post wasn't a "real" post - it was a link to a fabulous giveaway. I digress. In October, I was chin-deep in my graduate studies, trying to balance
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  4. Our School Room Reveal

  5. Why You Shouldn’t Teach Your Child to Read – And What Some Parents Are Doing Instead

    We all want our kids to be [URL="http://www.studydog.com/parents/whystudydog/"]great readers[/URL] – and we spend lots of time looking for the best resources to help them learn.

    But the other day, I was talking with a preschool teacher at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School. She gave me the best reading advice ever:

    “Don’t teach your child to read. Raise a reader.”

    Aha! So that is why some kids feel like reading is a painful, boring chore… and others ...
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