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Article: Raising an Autodidact on Purpose

Here are some simple steps to raising children who are eager and excited lifelong learners! Raising an Autodidact on Purpose

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Article: 11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More.”

What would happen if American schools stopped assigning homework? Or if children had the same elementary school teacher for six years in a row? What if class periods were longer (to allow more time on a topic) and the school days shorter with more breaks for stretching and contemplating? Besides looking a lot more like homeschooling,…

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Don’t Make Them Wait Until 40

I turned 39 last month. Only one year from now I will have officially reached “middle age.” And finally, FINALLY, I feel I’ve discovered who God made me to be. I feel like I’ve found myself. I feel like everything in my life has been leading me to this first Lifeschooling Conference. The hand of God…

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Article: How Would Jesus Teach

So often we forget to look to the greatest example for direction on all areas of life. Jesus was the Great Teacher. So, just how did He teach? His methods were a lot simpler than ours! How Would Jesus Teach

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Article: A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

How well do you think the average public school is doing to prepare our young adults in the areas this article mentions? How well are homeschoolers doing? There used to be a significant difference and I believe there still is a difference. However, that difference is fading. We need to remember what is really important…

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Article: Homeschool Co-ops Turned Private Schools

I have been disturbed by the number of co-ops popping up and the increasing ridgidity (is that a word?) of them. Didn’t we leave “Egypt” behind? Isn’t the age-segregated, academically-driven (rather than spiritually-driven) culture of school, which disrupts family life and demands so much, the very thing that birthed the homeschooling movement? The increasing popularity…

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Article: Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

This is another great article that really touches on some reasons why lifeschooling is so important. Children truly do need time to just be children! Time and again we are told that children learn best by playing, yet we continue to focus on academics and put them in school at younger and younger ages. Simplifying…

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Article: Are We Starving the Hearts of Our Children?

  A friend sent this article to me and I wanted to share it with you, as it is part of the heart of this conference. Our children need time to be children! They need time to experience life, to take it all in. If we are not intentional about putting margin into our lives…

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