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Why Isn’t My Spelling Curriculum Working?


It's my pleasure to share some thoughts about why your spelling curriculum might not be working for you the way it should, and to tell you a little about one that might.

It’s my pleasure to share some thoughts about why your spelling curriculum might not be working for you the way it should, and to tell you a little about Spelling You See. There are hundreds of things I could tell you about this curriculum, but I will stick to a few things that I think…
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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 (July) Date July 22-26, 2020 Description Homeschool Connect Expo is peaceful and easy! There is no rush hour to fight, no…
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Dear Students, Meet The Mathematicians Who Fight Disease


If your student is struggling to feel motivated studying math, have them read about the exciting ways mathematicians help keep us healthy.

(If your student is struggling to feel motivated studying algebra or geometry, have them read the following about the exciting ways mathematicians aid healthcare professionals to keep us healthy.) “Ugh! Not more lines on a graph! How will I ever use all this math I am learning?” Friend, I totally get it! Throughout high school,…
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7 Tips on How to Homeschool During COVID-19


There has been a massive outpouring of help from the homeschooling community during Coronavirus (COVID-19). We've collected tips from several homeschool blogs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; this tragedy has immediate and long-lasting effects that affect many families around the world. When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the…
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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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2020 Homeschool Convention Guide [Coronavirus Update]


Attending a homeschool convention can be a challenge. This guide is offered to help you become the victorious conqueror of the homeschool convention.

In the early days of homeschooling, parents had to order from catalogs or go to a homeschool convention to purchase materials. For encouragement, they depended on co-ops and support groups. Now, online ordering and social media have made homeschooling much more convenient. However, there are still some really great reasons that homeschoolers should attend their…
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Math Mastery and Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM)


AIM equips the instructor to assess for math mastery and assure students are ready to move onto the next concept.

I recently spoke to a mother about the current struggles her child is facing with his math education. She told me, I’m fed up; I’m not sure if my son is being lazy or if he just doesn’t care. He keeps making careless mistakes by forgetting steps or forgetting to add the number he carried.…
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Free Homeschool Activities to Do During a Quarantine


We have been helping parents teach their children at home for over 30 years and have some free resources that will help if you're in a quarantine situation.

Across the United States and around the world schools are closing their doors to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. CNN writes how ‘regular school’ parents can homeschool their kids, saying, “The most important caveat about temporary homeschooling is that it simply isn’t school.” Forbes Magazine calls it “The World’s Homeschooling Moment” and shares this…
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Homeschooling Suddenly Due to Coronavirus


If you’re planning on homeschooling short-term due to coronavirus, we’ve collected our best blog posts to help you learn how to start homeschooling quickly.

Homeschooling & Coronavirus According to a recent article from CNN, “Around 180 million students across Hong Kong and mainland China have been schooling from home.” The earliest that traditional schooling will restart is in late April at the earliest. With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to spread, and several schools already closed, we may see something…
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Questions to Ask If You’re Struggling with Teaching Math


If you're struggling with teaching math, you may relate to the questions in this blog post.

When I get something and there are instructions, I give it a quick look and I decide if I need to read them. If it looks pretty clear to me, I’ll skip them or skim them. When I was teaching the Math-U-See program in my home, some of the instructions were missed or forgotten in…
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