Tag Archives: education

It's Okay More Homeschoolers Are Behind in School

A 2012 study shows that homeschoolers were [at least] twice as likely to report being behind grade level than non-homeschoolers. Statistically, then, as homeschoolers, we're two to three times more likely to be behind than our publicly educated peers. Wait. … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Helps You Help Your Kids

Let’s talk about an encouraging reality today. You are already doing the most important thing to help your children succeed in their education. By simply caring about and being involved in your children’s education, you help them thrive. Most educators … Continue reading

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The Gift of Play

It's just another day of school. You know, math, reading, slaying dragons, building forts and climbing trees. Sound like your typical classroom? Today I want to give us all permission to let loose a little and PLAY. (I thought about … Continue reading

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Where do the world's needs intersect with your skills and passion?

Twenty-five years ago, it all came together. I learned about a serious need in the world. I saw that I had the skills to help meet that need. And, I noticed God building a passion in me about all of … Continue reading

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Welcome the Opposition to Homeschooling

Don't let me forget to tell you about how wolves change rivers. But first... I'm on my way home from a family trip. There are nine of us on this flight, so I'm across the aisle from my wife and … Continue reading

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Don't Stay in School - musings on education

If you haven't see the educational video Don't Stay in School, check it out: I enjoyed the song. It's catchy, creative, asks some solid questions, and points to frustrations to which millions of people can relate. Myself, included. But even … Continue reading

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Why Get an Education?

We seem to agree that "an education" is important. But why? Why go through the trouble of being educated? Put another way: What is the purpose of education? [For this post, I'm going to set aside the more basic questions … Continue reading

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