Outschool Classes, Reading, Writing

Announcing a New Class: Composition Using Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

I'm very excited to announce the development of a new composition class. In October, I found myself on a women's writing retreat with some amazing people. I knew that I wanted to start working on a new class, and (as I've written about before) I like to theme my classes around nonfiction books. I had… Continue reading Announcing a New Class: Composition Using Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Writing

Dreams for Dayla Learning Curriculum (A Call for Beta Testers)

Do you want to know a secret? I've got some dreams for this site. See, I've been teaching writing for more than a decade, and I love doing it. In that time, I've thought a lot about what makes writing exciting, interesting, and engaging. When people find out I'm an English teacher, they usually groan… Continue reading Dreams for Dayla Learning Curriculum (A Call for Beta Testers)

Conferences

Attending the (Right) Homeschool Conference is Worth It

I spent last Thursday-Sunday at the Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschool conference in Atlanta, Georgia. I almost didn't go to this conference, but I am so, so glad I did. I almost didn't go for a few different reasons. The first was cost. When I booked my tickets, I was a month away from the beginning… Continue reading Attending the (Right) Homeschool Conference is Worth It