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How long should a homeschooling subject last? Part 1 of 2

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 8:28 AM

 

If a math assignment had 31 problems, is your goal to complete the whole assignment or to stay within the time frame you allowed for math?

 

There is a huge difference between teaching to completion of an assignment and teaching thoroughly in a time frame.

 

In planning our schedules, consideration should be...

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What is Year Around Homeschooling? Part 2

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 7:55 AM

 

 

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I realized that year around homeschooling for my family meant shorter days, longer breaks, more meanin...

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What is Year Around Homeschooling? Part 1

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 8:48 AM

You would think the definition is self explanatory, but not so fast. The full meaning of year around schooling wasn't real clear to me. I couldn't start to school year around until I figured out if it was a negative or a positive for me. Does it mean giving up summer when we might think that is the time for summer fun? Did it mean schooling ALL the time? ...

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How do I fit it all in ONE day?

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 8:57 AM

In this day and age it's called multi-tasking. I really don't like that term in my homeschooling day because it always makes me think that I am not giving 100% to the task on hand. Prioritizing is a term I prefer to use because that is really what a homeschool day is about.

If you prioritize your "tasks" in order of "importance" , then you will get most of your goals accomplished.

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