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Structure and learning in the homeschool environment

I have been thinking a lot about this recently as I prepare to include my son in more formal learning. My daughter thrives on being given as much independence as possible. My son thrives on structure. I am trying to find some sense of balance, a happy medium. Then I found this question (spelling in the original): The formality and…

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Mom signed my diploma and…

Addressing homeschool stereotypes tends to be about as effective as explaining to a child why the sky isn’t really blue.  It is a matter of perception rather than fact, and our own perceptions about the world rarely allow themselves to be challenged by anything as annoying as actual reality.  I understand this is parody.  And I can take a joke. …

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Church related school diploma not worth paper it is written on

I think the educational bureaucracy in Tennessee has gone just a little over the edge recently. It apparently does not like church related schools very much, even if these represent one of the ways to homeschool a child outlined in Tennessee law. From the Tennessee Home Education Association (emphasis mine): Cindy Benefield with the Department of Education told a graduate…

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