Welcome to my homeschool blog, which offers insights into loving learning, loving your family, loving history, loving homeschooling, and enjoying your life! With your cup of coffee in hand, take a break to laugh with me, to have your heart refreshed, to be reminded of how cool your kids really are, and to consider the amazing adventure of being a homeschool mom. AND, if you are interested in the History Revealed curriculum, be sure to check out my Teaching Tips!

Are you using the right learning style?

BooksWhy is it that some kids just "naturally" do well in a school setting? What happens to the ones who approach learning from a different way? And, when we homeschool, HOW do we handle all these different kinds of learners? Though this is based on an aspect of Meyers-Briggs personality types, I use more informal terms to describe four different "learning styles." Understanding this can make a huge difference in our homeschooling!

If you would like to see how this concept of learning styles can easily and naturally work in your homeschool, please check out my History Revealed curriculum.

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Word Smart — Linguistic Intelligence

Word Smart

Do you LOVE words? Do you enjoy cuddling up in a comfy chair to “escape” with a book? Do you take delight in word games, like Scrabble and Taboo? Do you happily work crossword puzzles and word jumbles, or solve riddles and create-your-own-ending mysteries? Do you find it delightful to memorize lines for the local community theater’s Shakespeare play? Do you treasure writing out your thoughts, whether in blogs, journals, or letters to friends?

All of these are indications of someone who is Word Smart! Whether spoken or written or read or played with, words are a great joy to people with a Linguistic Intelligence. Here is an excerpt on Word Smart from my book, Reaping the Harvest:

Some of the characteristics of this intelligence are:

      • enjoys reading
      • strong command of the language
      • enjoys creative writing
      • plays with the language—puns, jokes, rhymes
      • fluent memory for specific data in words (such as names)
      • enjoys making up yarns
      • thought patterns are verbal rather than pictures
      • enjoys puzzles and games that focus on words
      • likes to listen to read-aloud stories, as well as sermons, lectures, etc.
      • good speller
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Creating a safe environment for learning

The relationship between student and teacher is one of the most significant factors in successful learning. When you are both parent AND teacher, the relationship becomes even more significant! Learn what happens when your children feel "safe" to learn in this new episode of my Homeschool 101 videos.

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People Smart — Interpersonal Intelligence

People Smart!

Are any of your kids “the life of the party”? They seem so comfortable interacting with others, so at home in conversations, so happy to be in the midst of the crowd. Do you ever wonder, “How do they do that??” or, maybe, “Why do they that??”

It’s because they are strong in Interpersonal Intelligence—they are People Smart! If you have kids at home who are gifted in this way, you may have been overwhelmed by how often they ask if it would be okay to visit friends or have friends over to your house. For you, all this visiting and being with people may be exhausting, but for them, it is invigorating!

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Too Much, Too Soon

Are you feeling pressured about how much your kids "should" be doing in homeschooling? Has the hunger to learn been replaced by resistance to school? What happens when we see it from their eyes? Another episode in my Homeschool 101 videos.

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