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    Published on 12-01-2016 09:00 AM
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    Letís start off the holiday season right with a December to remember. This month Time4Learning is offering the members of SecularHomeschool.com a chance to win an 8-month subscription to Time4Learningís award-winning, student-paced, online curriculum for up to five children!

    With Time4Learning, students have access to all the core subjects - math, language arts, science and social studies - and the option to add on a foreign language - English (American), Spanish (Latin American), Chinese time4learning-jpg(Mandarin), Latin, French, or German. One of the many reasons parents and students choose Time4Learning is because of the ability to create a learning path that is customizable to each studentís individual needs. So, whether you are using the curriculum for homeschooling or skill building, your students can quickly progress through a subject that they are good at and dedicate more time to a challenging subject. Students achieve greater balance and maintain their desire to learn!

    Signing up for Time4Learning gives you all the tools you need for your students to succeed:

    • A secure, ad free learning environment for your students to work in
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    • Time4Learningís automated system grades lessons, tracks progress, and keeps reports
    • An activity planner that plans out the lessons for you
    • And many more homeschool teaching and parent support tools

    Head on over to Time4Learning and give it a try. With the ability to stop, start, or pause at anytime, you have nothing to lose!

    To enter this giveaway, comment below and let us know why your family would like to win a subscription to Time4Learning! You may earn up to five additional entries for this giveaway by sharing this giveaway on Facebook and coming back and commenting to let us know, by sharing this giveaway on Twitter and coming back and commenting to let us know (with your Twitter ID), by sharing this giveaway on your Google+ profile and coming back and commenting to let us know (with the URL link of your share), by sharing this giveaway on Pinterest and coming back and commenting to let us know (with the URL of your pin) or by sharing this giveaway on your personal blog or website and coming back and leaving a comment with a link to your post. (Each additional entry must be entered via a separate comment)

    by Published on 09-20-2016 02:16 PM
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    Youíve landed here because youíre the curious type. I like that. Youíve heard the term - - maybe from friends, maybe on social media, or maybe via a search engine. Now, you want to really understand. What is secular homeschool?

    Secular homeschool - a definition from a secular homeschooler

    There are many definitions of the term "secular homeschooler." According to different opinions, a secular homeschooler is:

    • all homeschoolers except evangelical Christians
    • athiests who homeschool
    • Pagans who homeschool
    • someone who uses secular curriculum
    • a homeschooler who believes in evolution
    • an anti-religious homeschooler

    I'm going to step out on a limb and say that there are probably a little of each of those within the secular homeschool community, but they still don't give us a complete definition of what a secular homeschooler is. So how about I provide my own? You can take it, or leave it, of course, but here it is:

    A secular homeschooler is a person who, whether or not they ascribe to any particular religious faith, is not homeschooling for religious reasons, but because it is the best choice for themselves and their child(ren).

    I especially like this definition because it focuses on what secular homeschooling IS, instead of what it ISN'T. It says that we are simply a group of people who understand that educating our children at home is the best option for our families, and that everything else is just beside the point.

    Why the need to differentiate?

    You may be thinking that homeschoolers are already in a league ...

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