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Homeschooling

How to Help Your Kids Succeed

I recently devoured Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith, a treatise about how our current education system in the U.S. is failing our kids. The book aims to turn many people’s ideas about high school and college education upside down. Working hard, getting good grades, and jumping through all the…

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Homeschooling, Travel

Partial Nudity Was Only the Beginning

Acting Like Tourists Yesterday afternoon, we took the family for a stroll. We’d spent a few days of self-imposed imprisonment in the house while we worked and schooled, and each of us felt the need for an outing. First off, we walked from our house toward Santa Ana, our closest church and square. I paused to read the Latin at…

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Homeschooling

Contradictions

Sometimes words can be meaningless. Even words that promise freedom. The other day, we visited Monticello, the Virginia estate of our beloved forefather, Thomas Jefferson. Designated as a world heritage site, Monticello was an amazing learning experience for our homeschoolers (and me). We have been voraciously reading the history of the United States, digging up everything we can find to…

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Homeschooling

Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow

“When I’m here, teaching people about the Battle of Gettysburg, it doesn’t seem at all like work, even though I’m getting paid.” This from George, the guide who drove us around the battlefield. “I started off with an accounting degree and soon realized I didn’t want to be an accountant. Then I took over my family’s business. But my real…

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