-by Mimi Rothschild Is it better to memorize information, or to have lots of hands-on learning so the information is fully understood? The answer is a definite â€œIt depends.â€ Human brains were designed by God to understand fully. Weâ€™re not as good at memorizing things as we are at learning them â€“ that is, at getting complete understanding [...]
-by Mimi Rothschild When you go to cut your Christmas tree, send the kids around to gather up a good sack of pine cones as well. Use them for some fun, hands-on lessons. Make a pine cone bird feeder.Â This is a satisfyingly messy project. Before you begin, do some research with your students to determine what [...]
by Mimi Rothschild What are the experiences and opportunities that reallyÂ count in building Christlike character and at the same time, can serve individual personality? How can the homeschool curriculum and homeschool program provide for such experiences and opportunities? The Christian homeschooling teacher needs not only a clear-cut purpose, butÂ we also must know his own children very well [...]
By Mimi Rothschild The longer range goal of developing in each student a Christlike character does not intend to Terri and Joe and Johnny will all be exactly alike in 10 or 15 years, anymore than they are like now. A Christlike character is not a fix to mold into which each developing personality is to [...]
-by Mimi Rothschild Children are all different. This is one of the reasons that homeschooling is such a blessing for so many families. Teaching your children at home allows you to respond to the different needs, the varied interests, and the strengths and weaknesses of each child. But there are some things that we can expect of [...]
by Mimi Rothschild Maybe youâ€™re one of the blessed ones and all of your children pay perfect attention and are thrilled to participate in all their subjects. But if youâ€™re like most, you have at least one student that makes completing math problems or writing a paragraph like pulling teeth. So what can you [...]
-by Mimi Rothschild Strategies for Teaching All Your Children Together Probably most of us have had days when we think it might be better for us as homeschooling parents if we just had a set of twins. Then we could do one lesson for all our kids, instead of hopping back and forth from one to another. On [...]
-by Mimi Rothschild When an adult meets a child, it is very likely that the first question asked will be, â€œWhat grade are you in?â€ For our homeschool students, the answer might be, â€œIâ€™m in first grade reading, fourth grade math, and everything else is second gradeâ€ or â€œI get to go at my own pace, and [...]
-by Mimi Rothschild When we think of homeschoolingâ€™s benefits, we usually think of the opportunity to provide a first-class education at much less than the cost of a typical private school, the chance each child has to work at his or her own pace and in the best way for that particular child, or the blessings [...]
Maybe youâ€™re one of the blessed ones and all of your children pay perfect attention and are thrilled to participate in all their subjects. But if youâ€™re like most, you have at least one student that makes completing math problems or writing a paragraph like pulling teeth. So what can you do to inspire that reluctant learner?
The beginning of the school year is so exciting! But there may be foot-dragging when itâ€™s time to gather for lessons, staring out the window when there should be diligent work going on, and even a little bit of whining.