Preparing Yourself for Home Schooling by Low Jeremy
... It won't be as extensive a list as what public schools would require, but it would be wise to have your own list ready before you do your shopping. Here is a list of important things that you should always have ready on your home for your kids' home schooling supplies. You should be able to have paper readily available in your home. This should include ample supply of typing and printing paper. You should also be including other paper supplies such as steno and college-ruled paper as your ...
Parents --- Homeschooling Can Take a Lot Less Time Than You Think by Joel Turtel
... Public schools take eight to twelve years of children’s lives, yet they turn out millions of high-school graduates who can barely read their own diploma or multiply 12 x15 without a calculator. David Colfax and his wife Micki were public-school teachers turned ranchers who taught their four sons at home in the 1970s and 1980s, and three of their sons eventually went to Harvard. They co-authored a book titled Homeschooling For Excellence, which describes their home-schooling experience.
Parents' Complaints --- Arrogant Public Schools Turn a Deaf Ear by Joel Turtel
... However, the math-teaching policy for most public schools today is that all children beginning in kindergarten have access to calculators at all times to do math problems. Most school districts make important teaching-method or curriculum decisions in secret, without parents’ knowledge or approval. A parent’s only recourse is to complain to principals or school authorities after these authorities have dictated their curriculum or teaching methods, and the parent sees the damage to their ...
Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act by Joel Turtel
... As a result, millions of students may fail these tests, not because they are dumb, but because the schools never taught them to read properly or solve a math problem without a calculator. Millions of high school students with low reading and math skills now risk not graduating from high school until they pass these tests. It is important that parents know the unvarnished truth about their children’s real academic abilities, but many parents are now frantic because they see their children’s ...
Computer Training, or "Would You Like Fries With That?" by Albert Medinas
... As with traditional computer training schools, you will have to do your homework in order to get the best training for your buck. Plus—and this is key—you are only going to benefit by actually trying to learn. Many employers test computer skills prior to employment anyway, so cheating the system or attending online computer training schools with poor requirements will only hurt you in the long run. Like it or not, the computer is not going anywhere.
Emergency Lesson Plans, Real Lifesaving Tools for Teachers by Frank Holes Jr.
... Everyone gets those situations in life where an emergency has come up, and you don't have the time (or sometimes the ability) to get a good lesson plan in to school for your students. Maybe you have a family emergency or a disrupted travel plan and you just cannot get into school to leave detailed lessons. That is why it is essential for you to have an emergency lesson plan available and handy. By Frank Holes, Jr.
Back to School Savings: Six Ways to Save Money During Back-to-school Time by Jamie Jefferson
... With many schools starting in August, the weather is too hot for the fall and winter clothes that they’ll need for the duration of the school year. And if you shop too far in advance, your child could actually outgrow an outfit before it’s time to wear it. Purchase one new outfit (or new single clothing item) for that first day to heighten the excitement – and save the rest of the wardrobe budget for a few months from now. If your budget doesn’t allow for a new clothing item for each child, ...
Mathematics - We’re Counting on Help from Parents by Barbara Snyder
... Students in advanced math classes will use calculators on a more frequent basis to save time in some of the computations. Sure they could do the computations by hand, but they can get to the heart of matter more quickly with a shortcut. The bottom line is that teachers don’t want students to take that shortcut until they have an understanding of how to do the mathematical operation (the long way) without the calculator. 5) Consider the two subjects in which student most often have homework ...