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Home Education

Researching homeschooling methods and preparation: Reggio Emilia and project based learning.

Marbles Rolling: Homeschool: Let Go or Be Dragged Roscoe's interests have rapidly taken on a life of their own. Some days I wonder where this homeschooling gig is taking us, but I can't help but marvel at his enthusiasm and joy for learning about the world that he inhabits.

A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.

The Secular Homeschool Community - Secular Homeschool Support Groups by State

Is Your Child Ready to Read? A Checklist. Marcy Axness provides a list of various ways you can tell if your child is ready to read, and gives advice for fostering reading readiness.

Where can you find over 100 free unit studies? Boy Scouts! The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program offers great merit badge materials to its Scouts, which my older sons used on their way to achieving their Eagle Scout ranks.

Setting Children Up to Hate Reading... There is a mistaken idea of what young children should be able to do—what is age-appropriate. Here’s a list of what “typical” children know upon entering kindergarten...

“Unschooling has always been sort of code for being secular,” explains Patrick Farenga, who runs the unschooling website “It’s about understanding that learning is not a special skill that happens separate from everything else and only under a specialist’s gaze. It’s about raising children who are curious and engaged in the world alongside their families and communities.”

Marbles Rolling: Preparing for the Homeschool Year. Project Based Homeschool.

Marbles Rolling: Homeschooling Insecurities, finding confidence in the process

Marbles Rolling: Homeschooling Part 4: Looking Forward to Kindergarten

Marbles Rolling: How we came to Homeschooling Part 2: Saying yes to the boldheart life, saying yes to homeschooling

Marbles Rolling: Our Journey to Homeschooling Part 1: Let me begin at the beginning.

The Living Earth School. Homeschool programs nature studies in Virginia, Charlottesville nature programs natural history survival skills for homeschool students