Category: Lifeschooling

Lifeschooling is All About the Child
Lifeschooling is All About the Child

Our Lifeschooling journey started at the beginning of my third year in my dream job. I loved being a teacher… Helping kids succeed, discovering their passions, and the best part was seeing their faces when they finally got something that was a struggle for them. But this year was a bit different. I entered that school…

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One Size Fits All Homeschool?  
One Size Fits All Homeschool?  

One size fits all boxed curriculum never worked for my family. Oh, we still bought it. We sliced through the pretty packaging and struggled through the first quarter of a school year. I always found myself cutting and pasting pieces to where they worked for each individual. Soon, my once stellar study plan, looked like…

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Music and Creative Writing in Our Lifeschool
Music and Creative Writing in Our Lifeschool

I love the term lifeschool. I love it because as an educator of over two decades, and as a homeschooling mom, I know that child-led learning and “learning from life” is the best way for children to learn. It’s also the best way for us to teach! Imagine a homeschool environment that is full of…

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How Lifeschooling Creates Lifelong Learners
How Lifeschooling Creates Lifelong Learners

There have been many benefits that have come from the way that we’ve chosen to homeschool. I could talk about the relationships we have as a family, the great moments that we’ve spent learning together, and the opportunities for fun and learning that my kids have had that they would have missed out on had…

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Homeschooling, Lifeschooling, and Raising Big Dreamers

What do Longbowmen have to do with Homeschooling? I’ve heard it said that it takes four generations to create a longbowman. The explanation was that because it takes so much skill and physical ability to become a truly great longbowman, you spend years learning from your father, your grandfather, and your great grandfather before you…

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Biblical Goals For Successful Lifestyle Homeschooling

Biblical goals for successful lifestyle homeschooling, should be the foundation on which we build our homes and our daily schedules. Homeschooling itself is NOT enough. We have to remember the reason we are teaching our children at home, keeping in mind that it is a lifestyle of discipling our children and preparing them for the…

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Teen Gift Self-knowledge
Give Your Teen the Gift of Self-Knowledge

All teens are gifted. However, the gifts need to be discovered. Give your teen the gift of self-knowledge.   Sometimes I irritate people when I say that all teens are gifted. They would prefer an idea of giftedness that makes some people privileged and the other people not:   • My teen is intellectually gifted….

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future fashion designer
Encouraging Your Future Fashion Designer

By Amanda Jensen, Weird by Choice When it comes to God’s “giftings” my children’s interests and skillsets are as different as their breakfast choices. One prefers traditional eggs and toast, one vanilla yogurt with granola, another begs for the most processed option available in the grocery aisle and another keeps it simple with a daily…

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unique gifts
Unique Gifts

A child is a gift from God; Psalm 127:3 says, ”Children are a gift from the Lord;they are a reward from him.” Children are our reward and with that reward comes a responsibility as well. I love the depiction found in Psalm 127:4, where it equates our children to be “like arrows” in the hands…

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Letter to a New Lifeschooler

If there is one thing I could talk hours about, it’s homeschooling/lifeschooling! It’s a topic that never gets old to me and I absolutely love expounding on all the benefits and helping newbies break out of their preconceived ideas about education. So it was such a blessing to me when the topic of homeschooling came…

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