curriculum

High School English

When I went to college, I quickly found that the high school English classes I took were not normal. My professors in college were never content with my writing (nor should they have been; I was–and still am–paying them to help me improve!) but were consistently surprised at some of the material my high school… Read More High School English

curriculum

Living Books vs. Twaddle

When I first started researching homeschool curricula, I encountered Charlotte Mason. I remembered hearing about her philosophy from a friend a year or two before, so I read a book about her concept (though admittedly I’ve learned since that many CM adherents prefer her own writings, which makes sense) and later found a site for… Read More Living Books vs. Twaddle

parenting

Why Homeschool?

As a college student on my way to becoming a teacher, I sure wasn’t going to homeschool my own kids. In fact, not only did I think most homeschooling parents were probably crazy, I knew they weren’t qualified to do their jobs. Fast-forward to having a couple years of teaching experience behind me, plenty of… Read More Why Homeschool?