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The Top 5 Benefits of Blended Learning

As homeschoolers, we’re already wired for “alternative education.” We know that our school journey will look different than most, with more flexibility and an individual approach that ensures our children get just what they need. That’s why blended learning is such a great fit for homeschoolers. It takes the best of traditional learning and “blends” […] READ MORE

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Live Online Classes with Bridgeway Academy

One of the things we love about homeschooling with Bridgeway is the option to interact with other students and have a teacher through live online classes called Learning Labs! There are a lot of great age-appropriate options, so there is definitely something for everyone. I found this option gave my sons the opportunity to learn […] READ MORE

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The Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum Part III

We’re continuing our Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum series to help you find the best of the best homeschool writing curriculum for your learners. In case you missed them, check out our previous posts including Part I on what to consider when choosing the best homeschool writing curriculum and part II with our best homeschool writing […] READ MORE

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The Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum Part II

Finding the best homeschool writing curriculum to fit your child often presents a challenge to even the most seasoned homeschooling parents.If you read our last post on what to consider before choosing homeschool writing curriculum, then you know it’s not all about what you want, or even what your child wants! To find the best […] READ MORE

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The Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum Part 1

Writing. For some the word brings joy, others dread. Writing and teaching students to write is polarizing, often beloved or dreaded by students and teachers alike. Learning to write well and communicate in written word is critical, but it can often cause battles that derail learning. So, how do you tackle teaching writing in a […] READ MORE

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Is Online Homeschool Best for Elementary Students?

There is no doubt that online learning is on the rise, among both primary and secondary students. The benefits to embracing today’s technology and having students log-in online for school are indeed valuable: flexibility, accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and more. But is online homeschooling the best choice for elementary students?  Is it a good fit for young […] READ MORE

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You Don’t Have to Accept Common Core

Common Core Standards and the curriculum designed to implement have been quietly developing over the past several years with many parents completely unaware of what was coming. But in 2013 when the first states began to implement new testing to determine whether schools have been successful in implementing those standards, the public suddenly become all […] READ MORE

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Common Core, Testing, and Your Rights

No doubt you have heard the uproar surrounding the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS. We’ve discussed previously the realities of the “newest thing” in education and its negative impact upon our school systems and nation. Though a majority of states have not fully integrated the standards into classrooms and standardized testing, the preliminary results […] READ MORE