Academics at Home
Learn about learning as we explore topics in pedagogy, and expert teaching advice to address specific needs.
Why Do We Study History and Social Studies?
Whether you are a homeschool parent or providing after school enrichment for your children, you are no stranger to the common question, “Why do I have to study history?” A main tenet of education is that children grasp and retain concepts better when they feel that what they are learning is relevant. Students may believe […]
Engage Your Child’s Curiosity With Inquiry-Based Learning
Everyone has different reasons for homeschooling, but a common thread is a desire to inspire children to love learning and become lifelong learners. “Inquiry-based learning,” or IBL, is one of the best ways of achieving this goal. Its child-directed, investigative core is why methods such as Montessori and unschooling are so popular. Continue reading to […]
Strengths and Challenges of Teachers in the Homeschool Classroom
According to several homeschool studies, a growing number of educators are homeschooling. In a Hanover Research study, commissioned by Time4Learning, 36 percent of the 976 survey respondents said they were employed in K-12 education. Why is that? Teachers are increasingly challenged by shifting state requirements, staff shortages, and increased demands for virtual instruction, all while […]
Jamie’s Journey: From School Principal to Homeschool Mom
As a child, Jamie Gaddy always dreamed of being a teacher. She followed her dream and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. During her career as an educator, she taught everything from preschool to junior high school. During that time, something caught her attention. “I noticed that a lot of my fellow teachers […]