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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 ...
Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition The Newest Edition of a Homeschool Classic
Susan Wise Bauer walks us through the differences between the 4th edition of The Well-Trained Mind and its previous versions. Text! Video! Bullet Points! Everything you need to navigate the extensively updated edition is right here.
Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition Spelling Power
Grade level: 3-12
Publisher: Castlemoyle Books
Description: This one-volume spelling resource, recommended in earlier editions of The Well-Trained Mind, is designed for use in any grade (third and after). Rather than taking a workbook approach to spelling, Spelling Power ...
Programming Resources GameMaker
Like Scratch, GameMaker is an introduction to programming; the difference is that Scratch is a free educational language, while GameMaker is proprietary and for-profit. But GameMaker allows young users to actually create computer games, which can be a powerful teaching tool.