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Further Thoughts on Spelling You See Dictation


Master the art of dictation in Spelling You See to help your student's confidence soar.

This is a follow-up post to Why Doing Dictation Right Matters So Much providing additional insight into one of the key activities used in the Spelling You See program. When Spelling You See debuted, we knew we had brought the most amazing program to market. Finally, a research-based program that helps students learn how to…
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Learn to Hear The Math in Music


Learn how to provide your student with opportunities to feel the math in music, and perhaps later, to hear the music in math.

(The following post is Part 4 in a four-part series on studying math through the lens of other disciplines. We believe that students thrive when they can form meaningful connections across different areas of study. Previous installments in the series have included History, Art, and Philosophy.) A pizza is divided into half, and then half…
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Make Math Engaging for Kids with Philosophy


Make Math Engaging for Kids with Philosophy

(The following post is Part 3 in a four-part series on studying math through the lens of other disciplines. We believe that students thrive when they can form meaningful connections across different areas of study. And we also know that many students who are disillusioned with math can find fresh inspiration in seeing how math…
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Make Math More Captivating with Art


Make Math More Captivating with Art

(The following post is Part 2 in a four-part series on studying math through the lens of other disciplines. We believe that students thrive when they can form meaningful connections across different areas of study. The first post in the series looks at exploring math through history. The final two installments in the series will…
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Online Homeschool Conventions (2020)


There are several online homeschool conventions that you can attend in 2020.

There are several online homeschool conventions that you can attend in 2020. If we are missing a convention, please comment below with a link. 😀 Upcoming Online Homeschool Conventions in 2020 Homeschool Connect Expo (September) Date September 23-27, 2020 Description Homeschool Connect Expo is peaceful and easy! There is no rush hour to fight, no…
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Bring Life to Math By Studying Its History


Exploring the history of mathematics shows us that math is very deeply connected to core questions and ideas that have shaped the way we think about and interact with our world.

(The following post is Part 1 in a four-part series on studying math through the lens of other disciplines. We believe that students thrive when they can form meaningful connections across different areas of study. And we also know that many students who are disillusioned with math can find fresh inspiration in seeing how math…
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Math Mistakes Are Opportunities for Growth


Your student will learn to see math mistakes as opportunities to evaluate, improve, and learn. This equips them with a skill that is useful for all of life.

When your student is making a recurring mistake, it is an opportunity to pause, and then ask together, “Okay, what parts of this are we not understanding? Is there a way we might approach this differently?” Instead of beating themselves up every time they get something wrong or make a mistake, your student will learn…
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Analytical Grammar Joins the Demme Learning Family


You told us you needed a grammar program, and we listened! And that’s why we are excited to announce that we have added the Analytical Grammar curriculum to our family of products.

Conjunctions, Clauses, and Compounds – Oh my! You told us you needed a grammar program, and we listened! And that’s why we are excited to announce that we have added the Analytical Grammar curriculum to our family of products. Analytical Grammar is a systematic approach to language mastery that goes beyond memorization, equipping students to…
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Sweden Should Trust Parents with Educational Choices


There are things we could learn from Sweden, but it turns out that freedom-loving America might have something to teach Sweden too.

It is something of a pastime for political pundits to unfavorably compare America to Sweden. Whether it’s healthcare or parental leave or early childhood education, America is often made out to be backward-minded and inept. Certainly, there are things we could learn from Sweden, but it turns out that freedom-loving America might have something to…
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You Not Only Survived, You Thrived This School Year


Wrapping up this year with clarity, reflection and a sense of accomplishment will be an effective vehicle for ongoing success

Every year for the past 30 years I have had the privilege of walking alongside families through the ebb and flow of a school year. During May and June, these conversations often reflect that parents are feeling as though they are merely surviving rather than thriving. However, I guarantee that you are not alone, the…
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