As part of my Masters of Education, I took a Teaching and Learning Theories class. I wanted to see what a homeschool scenario would look like if you applied leading Academic Teaching and Learning Theories from Education Psychology to it. I learned how to make my first screencast, video and prezi with sound. Admittedly, it’s a bit rough, but I’ll get better.
In her magical children’s book Oliver the Overachiever, author and illustrator Karin Mesa does a spectacular job of introducing fun new vocabulary words. …The message is clear – it is okay to let loose one’s ambitious nature and strive to truly honor oneself by displaying one’s true colors for all to see. For only then can being oneself, no matter how different, become the norm and not the exception.
There is no doubt that if every child went through school filled with wide-eyed wonder for the things he or she studies, we would have a world of geniuses.
To determine whether a particular piece of homework is “beneficial” or “dangerous,” try running it through this list of questions to see how it plays out:
The end goal of any educational program is to teach children to become confident adults who can use critical thinking for success in life and through their chosen professions. Finding ways to link that learning to real-world experience cuts out a middle step, showing the practical application of concepts.
A solid curriculum is key to a sound education, but learning doesn’t take place just inside the classroom. Studies have shown that experiential learning — either in conjunction with classroom lessons or as part of on-the-job training — can contribute to future success in college or in the workplace.
Cut the Rope rivals Angry Birds, without the fanfare.
This was a mind challenge for any age I put in front of it. It required Problem Solving skills and a utilization of basic physics.
This is a great “break” between Home School classes, or for the coveted “Computer Break” you might give your school kids. It is innocent and challenging.
Parents, Students, Home Schoolers and those just seeking knowledge! A website exists with over 60,000 FREE somewhat professionally-produced ‘HOW TO’ videos and guides. It claims to provide expert solutions and step-by-step advice on all topics under the sun. It had something for each topic I searched for.
Hello YouthMUSE Fans and Home Eductators!
I have been out for most of the summer doing Educator training and working at my new digs The Delphian School in beautiful Sheridan, Oregon.
I am back on-line and will start to send you a few new sites and ideas for inspiring your children.
My first link is to the website Children’s Technology Review.
Children’s Technology Review is a monthly PDF newsletter — modeled in the spirit of Consumer Reports — designed to summarize products and trends in children’s interactive media. There is no advertising content, in any form.
I’m going to be sharing with you a very simple and exciting Preschool Curriculum Plan that I have developed for my own toddlers.
I’m a former Middle School teacher, turned stay at home mom, and although I know how to develop curriculum I wasn’t sure I knew anything about “preschool” curriculum…well I was wrong and the Internet is full of FREE preschool information, handouts and activities!
My goal is too not only teach about “things” but also think about what we do as a family throughout the year that I can relate to with my kiddos.