SchoolhouseTeachers online learning

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I am really excited about a new online learning resource called SchoolhouseTeachers. It is a website chalked full of resources for all your homeschooling needs. It is basically an online curriculum that you can access on your computer or tablet. The brains behind Schoolhouse Teachers website are the same that produce the Old Schoolhouse magazine.

With so much information online, sometimes I end up wasting time looking for school ideas or worksheets for school lessons. With SchoolHouseTeachers you do not have to waste your time looking for homeschooling resources.  SchoolHouseTeachers has resources for all school levels even high school.

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There are a number of resources you can print out like copy work from SchoolHouseTeachers online copybook library.  You can follow along with daily lesson plans or you can search for the subject you are teaching.  Daily lessons are organized for quick and easy access in the Dailies Archive.  There are numerous articles about art, homemaking and housekeeping, and nature.  There are also a number of ebooks.

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On the iPad

I tried out the SchoolHouseTeachers web site on the iPad and everything seems to work just like on the computer.  There are no interactive features for students but SchoolHouseTeachers is an excellent resource for Teachers and parents.

Membership

One of the best features though is the fact that you can get a free year long subscription to Schoolhouseteachers.com if you are a member of Homeschool Leagal Defense.  If you are a member of HSLDA then scoll to the bottom of the page and click on the PerX member discounts to learn how you can get year long access to SchoolHouseTeachers.com.

Stop homeschooling

Sometimes with homeschooling we can get so caught up with academics that we forget to give time for our kids to relax and think.  This video is an excellent reminder that our kids do not always learn like we expect them to learn and sometimes they need to learn on their own.

This presentation is from an autistic child that is pushing the lower bounds of age when it comes to college and theories.  Jacob Barnett is a mathematician and child prodigy. At age 10, Jacob was formally accepted to the University as a full-time college student.  He is world’s youngest astrophysics researcher.

You can see from the video why some label him as ADHD and thought he should be in special education.  Thankfully his mother believed in him. You can read about how Jacobs mom helped him reach his genius potential in her book The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism.Jacob’s mom Kristine, resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. She decided to focus on what Jacob could?

This also reminds me of the song “Blessing in disguise”.  Sometimes the would looks at autism as something negative, however there are some unique blessings.