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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​

Resources:

"How to Have a Happy Writer" Mini-Course?​

The #1 Tip for a Less Stress Homeschool

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 a Better Reader? Read Out of Order!

One of the great secrets of excellent readers is that they don't feel compelled to read every word in order. Instead, they know how to look for the pattern first (before they 'read'). This short video tells enough to change your mind, and your student's life as a reader!

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

The #1 Tip for a Less Stress Homeschool

Well, we all can get stressed, but there is a surprisingly obvious way to take our stress level down. Now, it isn't always the easiest thing to do, but over time every day can become less stressful. Why not take this to heart and realize that it's time to kick stress out of your homeschool?

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions