Learn About Unschooling Options

Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom by Kerry McDonald is useful reading for anyone interested in learning more about self-directed education.

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Thomas Aquinas College New England Campus Open House

I was so excited when Thomas Aquinas College of California announced they were opening an East Coast campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, a mere hour north of my home. I finally had the opportunity to visit this past Saturday. My sixteen year old son and I attended morning Mass and then had a private tour with …

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Can You Use Montessori in a Large Family?

                                                    What does homeschooling a large family with the Montessori method look like? People I meet at homeschool events always seem impressed when they hear we use Montessori at home.  Everyone seems to have heard of it, usually through online sources, but it always seems like this far away distant thing that could never work …

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Classical Liberal Arts Academy offering 50% Off Discount

Interested in teaching your children the Catholic classical liberal arts? Classical Liberal Arts Academy is offering a special 50% discount on all enrollments with the use of the coupon code CLAA2019   From their website: At the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, our goals are very clear. We collaborate with pastors and parents to educate children …

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How to Be a Brave Learner

Julie Bogart is the well-known creator of the Brave Writer curriculum and founder of the Homeschool Alliance. In her new book, The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life, Bogart shares how to take a “kind, gentle approach to parenting and homeschooling.” In the Foreword, Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well-Trained …

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10 Things Montessori Isn’t

When we began homeschooling in the Montessori method well over 5 years ago, there were only a handful of Montessori moms on the internet.  I had to do a lot of study and research to really understand what it meant to be Montessori and how to make that work at home.   Overtime the number …

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Why Montessori?

Why do we choose to use a Montessori approach to homeschooling? There are two components to the Montessori curriculum.  There is the well developed curriculum with a fleshed out scope and sequence and some amazing materials.  The majority of the materials are still used today exactly as they were designed by Maria Montessori over 100 …

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Free Classical Learning Test 10 on September 18th

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is a collegiate entrance exam standing independent of the Common Core, accepted by 120 colleges, and tied to over 10 million dollars in scholarships! The CLT is taken online in 2 hours and students receive same-day test results.  Classic Learning Test offers 3 examinations: The CLT Proper is the collegiate entry examination (Grades 11-12) The CLT10 is the PSAT version …

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Unschooling from a Christian Perspective

In God Schooling: How God Intended Children to Learn, Julie Polanco offers faith-based Christian reasons for pursuing an unschooling approach to homeschooling. While there is certainly no one “right way” to approach education, Polanco shows how listening to God’s will for her family brought her peace as a homeschooling mom. The Scripture passage she uses …

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What Happens When You Ask Unschoolers ‘What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?’

My daughter is a baker. When people ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she responds breezily: “A baker, but I already am one.” You see, with unschooling there is no postponement of living and doing. There is no preparation for some amorphous future, no working toward something unknown. There is …

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