SPRING 2019

home/school/life secular homeschool magazine
home/school/life secular homeschool magazine
 

What’s the Most Important Lesson?

We asked homeschoolers, educators, professors, and other learning experts to share the essential learning they think no students should be without:

  • How to cope when things get hard 

  • Where to go to learn something 

  • The essential academic subjects 

  • The two must-know codes 

  • How to fail 

  • How to follow the rules 

  • You can’t skip the building blocks 

  • How to be aware of other people 

  • The value of curiosity 

  • How to do hard work

 
home/school/life secular homeschool magazine
It’s a hard truth of homeschooling — really, a hard truth of all parenting — that control over our children is an illusion.
All we can really do is create the best conditions possible that encourage our kids to make good choices.
— FROM "WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY PICKY EATER PROBLEM"
 
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home/school/life secular homeschool magazine

“If I had to give one piece of advice to other homeschoolers preparing for college, it would be: Let things be hard sometimes
for your kids.”

FROM “WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON?”

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try this at home

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  • Robinson Crusoe: 5 ways to read a novel

  • Online Classes: How to find the best ones for you

  • Writing Books: Our favorite nuts-and-bolts guides

  • Literary Science: Our favorite science + fiction

  • The U.S. Railroads: A mini unit study

  • Lucrezia Borgia: Villain or victim?

  • The Odawa People: Beyond Pontiac’s Uprising

  • Dystopian Literature: Imagining dark futures

tribe

  • Q&A How do you teach motivation without bribery?

  • College Profiler A Vermont college for self-directed learning

  • The Language Arts Coach What I learned from my picky eater

  • Book Nerd Rediscovering the joys of short stories

  • The Daily Routine How soon is too soon to think about high school?

  

reading list

New Books Must-reads for your spring library list

 

stuff we like

Fun ideas to keep your family reading, exploring, learning, and thinking this spring