Archive for the ‘Periscopes’ Category
Would you like to have enjoyment, playfulness, and connection in your homeschool? In the recorded broadcasts below we talk about the foundations needed to create that kind of dynamic family culture.
Tell the freaking truth!
Make eye contact with your kids and smile.
Pay attention to your tone of voice.
Stay connected to who your children really are, not who you want them to be.
Dialogue with your kids.
VIDEO Part Two
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Have you ever experienced the “Blank Page, Blank Stare Syndrome”? That’s where you give your child a blank sheet of paper, and your child gives you a blank stare in return.
Your kids have so much to say when you’re talking around the dinner table, but the second you hand them a pencil they clam up.
You are not alone!
Learn how to create a partnership with your child in writing in the video below.
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Has the initial high of the start of the school year faded? The math books are worn. You can’t find any pencils. The kids are bored.
What do you do when homeschool goes all wrong? We look at this big topic in the recorded broadcast below. We cover these 3 ways in depth:
Trust that home education is a marathon not a sprint.
Bonus Tip: Repair the damage.
Watch the video below to learn more.
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Jacob and Johannah in Thailand
The world needs to be known, not ignored! We discuss giving our kids a global perspective in the video below. Book Suggestions for Raising Globally Aware Kids
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, Linda Sue Park (Korea) A Single Shard
, Sydney Taylor (Jewish-American) All-of-a-Kind Family
, Pam Munoz Ryan (Mexican-American) Esperanza Rising
, Barry Deutsch (Orthodox Judaism) Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
, Jean Fritz (Americans living in China) Homesick
, Julia Alvarez (Hispanic) How Tia Lola Came to Stay
, Thanhha Lai (Vietnamese experience in verse) Inside Out and Back Again
, Beverley Naidoo (South Africa) Journey to Jo’burg
, Ralph Moody (American experience) Little Britches
, P. L. Travers (British culture) Mary Poppins
, Kenneth Thomasma (Native American Experience) Om-Kas-Toe of the Blackfeet
, Rita Williams-Garcia (African American Civil Rights Experience) One Crazy Summer
, Eleanor Coerr (Japan, post WW2) Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
, Ann Nolan Clark (Incan) Secret of the Andes
, Pam Munoz Ryan (South America, biography of Pablo Neruda) The Dreamer
, Meinart DeJong (Holland) Wheel on the School
, Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (China) Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
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Great to take with you to the library!
Sometimes it’s not easy to be a world citizen when you’re homeschooling full time and trying to pay for math and science books. You can create an environment, though, that gives children a window of insight and also an appetite for pursuing global experiences when they’re adults.
Watch the video below to learn more!
VIDEO Combine global awareness and language arts:
The titles above are available as Arrows and Boomerangs!
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What does it mean to be a home educator? In the recorded broadcast below we discuss the natural stages of the homeschooling parent. In a nutshell they are:
Following the “Method”
The “Re-Upping” Moment
Remember, this is all fluid. These are just my observations of working with thousands of families. You may or may not comport with all of them.
But the takeaway: It’s totally worth it!
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