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
“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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Constructing a Queen: Learn more about Victoria Regina
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
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?
New Books Must-reads for your spring library list
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Fun ideas to keep your family reading, exploring, learning, and thinking this spring