Getting Started: Beginning the Home Education Adventure Help! I’m Suddenly Homeschooling.
This week, many parents found themselves thrust into the world of schooling their children at home. Adjustments like these can feel overwhelming and impossible, but we're here to help. Susan Wise Bauer offers some simple, practical tips for smoothing this transition:
Rethinking School Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School
Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School
(as referenced on page 216 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
The United States lags far behind Europe and our neighbors to the north ...
Rethinking School Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities
Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities
(as referenced on page 37 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
Throughout this website, we offer resources for parents whose children have learning differences, learning disorders, and learning ...
Rethinking School Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge
Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge
(as referenced on page 159 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
Self-awareness is difficult—and essential for every maturing adult.
Taking personality quizzes and aptitude ...
Rethinking School State Requirements for High School Graduation
State Requirements for High School Graduation
(as referenced on page 16 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)
As you plan out your child’s high school curriculum, remember four things:
- High school graduation requirements are state-mandated. There are no ...
Math How to Teach Your Wiggly Preschooler Math
Preschoolers are a ton of fun. They’re energetic, curious, and immensely proud of their new skills and abilities. But their short attention spans and high energy levels can make it difficult to get these sweet wiggly little people to sit and focus.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t give your preschooler a great ...
Literature & Reading Teach Your Young Reader how to Choose Books
How to Use Home Library Organization to Build Vital Literacy Skills
A woman walks into a book store. She’s in the mood for an escape through an imaginative story, so she browses the fiction section. Within this section, she navigates to the fantasy aisle. Sooner or later, she is ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part II: Strategies for the Age-Grade Mismatch
If your child's maturity level doesn't happen to coincide with the (artificial) grade level that matches his age, what strategies can you use?
First, do your best to separate out the different “subjects” that make up the child’s curriculum and think of each of them separately.
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part I: The Problem With Ages and Grades
On my Virginia farm, I raise livestock; lambs and kids born on the same date rarely clock in at the same size, wean themselves, or eat the same amount of hay and grain on any given day. Daffodils bloom, baby birds fly, and puppies stop chewing on chair ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Why Do Six-Year-Olds Go to First Grade?
In contemporary education, “What grade are you in?” has become synonymous with “How old are you?” But the age grading system that shoves six-year-olds into first grade, seven-year-olds into second, and so on up isn’t remotely natural.
Nor is it based on sound educational ...