Homeschooling Resources for Families in Red Oak TX2018-07-29T01:45:02+00:00

Homeschooling in Red Oak – Resources for Newbies

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Despite what politicians tell you the number of parents choosing to homeschool their kids is on the rise across the country. If you are looking for homeschooling in Red Oak, Texas than GreatHomeschoolConvention.Com has something for you! Home schooling is very popular, however it is the selection of many families recently. There are many reasons why, one of them being the college shootings that transpire. Today more resources available to families, and there are far more planned events for homeschooled scholars, too. Have you ever considered appearing at local home-schooling events!?

You will find all kinds of public affairs, many of them sports events. There are actually affairs held where home-scholled pupils gather collectively, where there are affairs where these pupils along with their families get along with the community. Even though children are homeschooled does not mean that she or he is always found at home during school hours either.

There are also field trips and also other scholastic experiences that students can also enjoy. Additionally there is the opportunity for being outdoors, maybe studying at the library or outdoors within the park. Home-schooled students may even gather for lessons and study groups. There are a lot of liberties to home schooling, involving the truth that students can learn anyplace, not only behind the closed doors of a public school.

There are numerous facts of public schools that individuals are paying more attention to more and more. Is it safe? Of course, there are still big advantages to going to public school as things stand at this time. This can be expressly true regarding the social facets of students being amoung their friends for several hours daily. There is also a consistent cyllabus and school atmosphere expectations when it comes to conduct.

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Mentors give the best teaching and they ought be certified. Parents don’t need to be certified to be able to home school their children. That can be a downside to homeschooling. You will see the good and bad portions. Having been an educator, I choose to keep things the way they are, but there are good things about home-schooling.

It is a bit depressing the schools are so messed up today when it comes to well-being and how they are perceived. Everybody has tender memories of school. A person I am aware of and admire wants to be an educator. I once was an educator as I mentioned. And I’ve been aware of a lot of countless educators. Homeschooling can be an option, however the reasons for its augmented approval are mostly based on public schools being under a great deal scrutiny.

Something should be done to give back the notion that moms and dads can entrust their kids to public schools. We need to do a more satisfactory job. You will find a discover a disconnect anywhere, and truly, it is not really near being just about the schools themselves. It is a social trouble, of course, if you may well ask me, a faith based issue, as is everything.

Regardless, every house and family state of affairs is different, and home-schooling is a really lovely option. Although I’m an advocate for restoring public schools for their former glory, I am also one who knows home schooling is fantastic in the right kind of condition. Everyhthing needs to be set up, with all social aspects of schooling and attending events in your community. For additional information on homeschooling textbooks in Red Oak and what to expect at a Great Homeschool event visit our Homeschool Events blog.

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Why Writing Matters (Part 1)

Why teach writing to kids who struggle with it? Is written expression still important in a digital age? Written letters have largely given way to phone calls, Skype, and emails. (At the beach last month, I discovered no-one sold postcards anymore.) Teens and young adults I know have largely abandoned email to text, Instagram, Snapchat, and on to newer toys and tools.

Can’t we just let our kids dictate into a smartphone? Who needs composition?

In this series, I’ll share a few tips on how to teach writing to students with learning challenges—handwriting, grammar, and composition—but today let’s consider why.

As author and fellow GHC speaker Janice Campbell says, words matter. Written words last and so deserve more care and crafting.

Teaching composition means teaching clear thinking. I’ve seen this as I have taught composition to teens, and as I recall learning to write. In tenth grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Cooper, astonished her class of gifted students by shredding our first assignments with her red pen. “Vague”, “wordy,” “repetitive” and other painful but accurate criticism dotted our margins. Worse yet, we  all got only C’s, except for one girl who got a B. (She went on to join the staff at Rolling Stone.)

But Mrs. Cooper and her colleagues taught us to organize our reasons, have a train of thought instead of a dust cloud, and defend our conclusions with evidence and clarity.

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Writing with Heart

Do you save old letters? I do. I have love letters from our long-distance courtship. (That was back before email and cheap long distance calling.) I also have a few letters from my late father and one from my late brother. He only wrote me once, while I lived overseas, but it’s full of his humor and I cherish it.

As we teach our kids to write, we should show them how writing can build relationships and show love and respect. So we begin with short thank-you notes, because Aunt Emily deserves our gratitude for that sweater.

Kids who struggle can draw, write, or dictate short notes. Get-well cards put compassion on paper. Our children’s fan letters demonstrate respect to their heroes, and sometimes get answered!

Jody Noland helps people write unusual letters. She helps the terminally ill compose those last letters that share love, restore relationships, and affirm loved ones. Because some of us homeschool with serious illness or have children with serious illness, I want to highlight Jody’s work today.

After cherishing a few special letters from loved ones and then seeing the pain of others who didn’t have such mementos, Jody conceived a plan to help the terminally ill compose letters to those dear to them. Leave Nothing Unsaid, Jody’s book and blog, equips family members, loved ones, and friends help people think through why they ought to bother writing these letters, how to begin, and how to keep going. Thanks to Jody, people communicate in those important last months. The Atlantic Constitution featured her work. What gifts she is helping people leave their families!

Whether you have reasons as profound as Jody Noland’s readers, or as simple as wanting your children to write you when they grow up and move away, writing matters.

Do you save old letters that remind you why writing matters? Or do you have other reasons you want your children to learn to write? Please post your comments below.

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