Education Blog Posts

Hate History?

  Do you hate History? Did you watch the clock tick off each minute as your teacher droned on? Did you suffer through dry readings,

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Get Your Museum On…

Summer, beaches, baseball, museums…yes, museums. It is a great time to take the family to the museum. We have made two museum trips so far

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fun, easy writing lesson

Fun Writing Exercises

Fun writing exercises, that resemble games, are a great way to pass the time while we are ‘sheltering in place’ during this pandemic. While children

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My greatest homeschooling fear

My Greatest Fear

My greatest fear when we began this homeschooling journey was not that the boys wouldn’t get into college, or even that I would miss some

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Let a Child Lead You

Color in art is…complicated. While working on writing a clear, somewhat comprehensive article on the subject for my curriculum, I’ve struggled far more than seems

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Molly's Pilgrim

Molly’s Pilgrim

True confession, when I read this book out loud to students I cry. I cover it well, but every time it gets to me. Part

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Resources Shakespeare

Shakespeare Resources

  In a previous article I made the case for teaching Shakespeare to your students. If you haven’t read that article you can find it

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shakespeare's england

Shakespeare’s England

The ability to place Shakespeare, the man, into his historical context can enrich our reading and understanding of his plays. While dealing with universal themes

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Why teach shakespeare

Why Shakespeare?

I admit, I’m one of the nerds who loves Shakespeare. I was introduced to the Bard in Jr. High in a drama class, and was

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Why teach geograph

Why Geography?

We live in a crazy and exciting time, the world is changing… daily. When I wrote up my Philosophy of Education, and looked to the

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