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Dayla Learning’s High School Writer’s Workshop Series on Outschool

I've been doing private tutoring for writing for a very long time. In fact, I started doing one-on-one tutoring sessions for high schoolers when I was still a high schooler myself! Since then, I've gotten training in Writing Centers to help individual writers express themselves more clearly. I worked in my universities' Writing Centers as… Continue reading Dayla Learning’s High School Writer’s Workshop Series on Outschool

How We Homeschool

It’s Okay to Buy That Homeschool Book/Project/Whatever You Love “For Later”

Look. I have Marie Kondo'd with the best of them. I have a low tolerance for clutter and want clear surfaces. I have very little sentimental attachment to objects and passed along boxes and boxes of baby clothes with nary a nostalgic tear or longing pain. But I do have a tendency to stumble upon… Continue reading It’s Okay to Buy That Homeschool Book/Project/Whatever You Love “For Later”

How We Homeschool, What's Working Now

What’s Working Right Now: Morning Baskets

This post is part of the What’s Working Right Now series, a series that attempts to give quick, practical tips for real-life homeschooling problems that can be adapted to fit in wherever it will make life easier.  The Problem: Mornings are hard. I know they're hard for everyone (okay, not EVERYONE. We all know at least one… Continue reading What’s Working Right Now: Morning Baskets

Writing

Metaphors for Avoiding Writing Overwhelm (with Free Handouts!)

We talk about "writing" as if it's a single skillset, but that's not accurate at all. The things that go into writing are incredibly varied, and chances are that any given individual will excel at some of them and struggle with others. Helping writers to separate out the different parts of the writing process can… Continue reading Metaphors for Avoiding Writing Overwhelm (with Free Handouts!)

How We Homeschool

Operation Make the Homeschool “Classroom” Usable

A few weeks ago, I shared a video on my Facebook page giving a tour of my "classroom." See, we moved into this house about a year ago, and I was very excited to have an extra room right off the dining room to serve as a homeschool classroom. I had visions of how amazing… Continue reading Operation Make the Homeschool “Classroom” Usable

What's Working Now

What’s Working Right Now: Loop Schedules

This post is part of the What's Working Right Now series, a series that attempts to give quick, practical tips for real-life homeschooling problems that can be adapted to fit in wherever it will make life easier.  The Problem: I am stuck right in the middle of a lot of homeschooling philosophies. I can't quite get… Continue reading What’s Working Right Now: Loop Schedules

What's Working Now

New Blog Series: What’s Working Right Now

I have been an educator in some form or another for about 15 years now. Whether it's been doing one-on-one tutoring sessions in Writing Centers, completely designing my own college classes from scratch, working with colleagues to design curricula for an entire college district, or creating activities for my own elementary-aged homeschooling daughter, there are… Continue reading New Blog Series: What’s Working Right Now

Online Classes, Outschool Classes

New Classes for December 2018 and January 2019!

Are you looking to end the year with a burst of great humanities classes or to start the new year off with a solid plan for reading, writing, and philosophy? I've got several newly-listed classes ready and waiting for your learners! One-Time Classes Are you looking for a class to see how you like online… Continue reading New Classes for December 2018 and January 2019!

5 Grammar Rules That Really Matter and 5 That Don't
Writing

3 Punctuation and Grammar Errors That Really Matter (and 3 That Don’t)

When people find out I teach English, by far one of their most common concerns they ask me about is how to teach their children grammar. It comes up again and again in conversations both online and in person, and I understand why there is so much anxiety around this topic. After all, many adults… Continue reading 3 Punctuation and Grammar Errors That Really Matter (and 3 That Don’t)