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The Easiest Way to Understand Why Your Child Might Not Focus

This vLog is about the nature of Flow and how competence and challenge relate to crippling motivation in our kids and students.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

Raising a Politically Savvy Homeschooler

Politics is unavoidable, but how do you help your student think about all the issues? Sure we can have them study, but we can also push so hard they push back. I suggest we overcome a 'psychological dysfunction' and learn to approach debates with some maturity and perspective. It doesn't always lead to agreement, but I think it is the best path to long term health.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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Want to Harm Writing? Teach it the Traditional Way!

Frankly, we know, the more we teach kids to obsess on correctness in grammar and writing...the worse they write and the less motivated they are (oh no...did I end with a verb thingy?).

If you want to grow a fine writer, then help them find their voice. Here's a starter kit of the point!

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

Want to Harm Writing? Teach it the Traditional Way!

Want to Harm Writing? Teach it the Traditional Way!

Why Homeschooling Needs the Arts

In a STEM focused age we can miss the value of Fine Arts in our educational process. We homeschooled 5 all the way through to college. They all, in varying degrees, had instruction in painting/drawing, music, and theatre (going UK on the spelling). The important lessons involve beauty and the creative process, and we wouldn't trade the impact on our home.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

The Shortest Course on Logic (Ever?)

The aim of this vLog is to share the most essential aspects of logic. Basically, it comes down to "If..then", "Does it Follow?", and "Bad premise..."

These are the important things to keep in mind and practice to be rational in the world. It isn't everything, but it is plenty (for homeschoolers, adults, liberals, and conservatives) 🙂

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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Education: Know-How is Better than Knowledge

We way over-value knowledge these days, whether it's for game shows or to impress the crowd. The real key in the quest to become self-teachers (the only real kind of education) is to gain the skills that empower. The dictionary is a spot-on illustration. Whether you homeschool, teach, or just want to be a great parent---this is the mindset you really must have down to your bones.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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Want Mature Kids? Dump the Rules and Add ________________!

Yes, we need rules for little ones. But as they age, rules don't help grow wise-and-mature young men and women. In this quick video I explain why building principles into your children is far more important than getting keeping them under the rules of the house.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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