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15 Homeschool Burnout Tips from Bloggers


Homeschooling is exhausting, mentally and physically. We've collected homeschool burnout advice from experienced homeschoolers.

“The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley.” That’s Robert Burns. But maybe you haven’t gotten that far in British Lit this year, because it has just been a grind and You. Are. Just. So. Done. We get it. Homeschooling is exhausting, mentally and physically. Accept that we’re only human as parents…
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What Does Homeschooling in the Military Look Like?


In a recent blog post, the Department of Education interviewed a homeschool military family about how they balance the two.

In a recent post on the Department of Education blog, the staff interviewed a military homeschool family. The writers introduce the interview by noting: When asked to share their thoughts on the benefits of school choice and their homeschool experience, this military family did what they do every day: they turned the occasion into a…
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What This Homeschooled Chess Champion Teaches Us About Talent


Fabiano Caruana was homeschooled and is really good at chess. Like Bobby Fischer good.

Fabiano Caruana is really good at chess. The 26 year old American is a grandmaster, and he is ranked second in the world after narrowly losing to reigning Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. According to his website, Caruana has been playing chess since he was five, but it was age 10 that he began to garner attention,…
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5 Back to Homeschool Traditions


Back to homeschool traditions are all about balance, and creating a sense of excitement in your kids. Trust me, excitement is contagious. When they are excited, you will be too. When they are excited, you will be too.

Commemorating new seasons in our life is a healthy practice, for adults and children alike. Marking time with a tradition or special memory gives us a sense of excitement and ownership over our lives. The slight hiccup with back to school season is that it can sometimes make homeschoolers feel a little left out. There…
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25 Homeschool Convention Tips from Bloggers


Experienced and new homeschoolers can find nuggets of homeschool convention tips from this list we pulled together.

If you need evidence that homeschooling is a viable option for education, simply take a look at the number of conventions, conferences, and expos that are held each year to support it. If we at Demme Learning had the resources, we could be busy just about every single weekend of the year at regional, state,…
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Calendar Management Skills for Your School Year


In this blog post Gretchen will walk you through calendar management and how it might benefit your academic planning.

Over my years of homeschooling, I have found in my personal circle that we were divided into two camps: those of us who are the planners and the list makers, those of us who would prefer to be spontaneous and not plan; we like to just go with the flow. Which one are you? For…
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5 Tips on Transitioning from Homeschool to College


As a college graduate reflecting back, these are a few of the tips that I wish someone would have given to me in transitioning from homeschool to college.

Walking into the local college at 15 years old to take my first class was an intimidating experience. Having been homeschooled from pre-k forward, I had no idea what to expect in a classroom setting, especially a college classroom. As a college graduate reflecting back, these are a few of the tips that I wish…
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Fractions Demonstration for Homeschoolers


Watch as Steve Demme teaches math concepts and provides tips for making math understandable in this fractions demonstration.

Many people struggle with fractions–including adults! Steve Demme uses this video workshop to help you see fractions, which is a critical step in understanding them. He reveals unique teaching approaches that you can apply to your own homeschool program, even if you don’t consider math your favorite–or best–school subject. When you teach using Steve’s tips…
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Stewardship Math Demonstration for Homeschoolers


Watch as Steve Demme teaches math concepts and provides tips for making math understandable in this stewardship math demonstration.

What is your relationship with money? Do you have trouble managing it or making sure it’s in line with what God wants for you? There’s good news: your money doesn’t have to put you at odds with your Christian life. In this video, Steve Demme discusses how to be a faithful steward, caring for the…
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Multiplication Demonstration for Homeschoolers


Watch as Steve Demme covers ways to teach your child math with this multiplication demonstration.

Watch as Steve Demme covers ways to teach your child math with this multiplication demonstration. Too many people go through life memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, but not really understanding how to use math in real-life situations. In this multiplication video, Steve covers ways to teach your child multiplication skills that he can apply throughout…
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