This month marks the 100th edition of the Homeschool View. Filled with teaching tips, news, spiritual encouragement, and more, our monthly newsletter helps homeschool families make the most of at-home learning. We hope that through the years you’ve taken away things from these stories, perhaps pieces that stayed with you or inspired you to think or teach in a new way.
For this 100th edition, we invite you to look back at the most popular and influential moments in the history of the Homeschool View.
1. The Duggar Family on Homeschool Organization
With 19 children, this Christian homeschool couple has plenty of practical experience that may give you ideas for your homeschooling routine. Although she’s the first to say she’s still learning, Michelle Duggar openly shares insights in an exclusive interview with AOP.
2. Homeschool Snowboarder Wins First Gold Medal at 2014 Olympic Games
“WOW!! I just won the Olympics!! Bringing back the first Gold here to the USA! Love seeing all the support from everyone YOU RULE!!” tweeted AOA alumnus and snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg after winning the first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
3. What Colors Help Children Learn?
Colors are part of our language and culture, and they have a big impact on what and how we learn. Not only do colors send signals to the brain to make us hungry or calm, but they also have the power to distract a child or enhance a child's learning potential.
4. How to Speak Your Homeschooler’s Love Language
Children sense love in five basic ways: words of affirmation, gift giving, quality time, acts of service, and physical touch. Do you know which of these love languages speaks loudest to your child's heart?
5. How to Homeschool Multiple Children
Teaching several kids at home can put a strain on parents’ patience in the struggle to get the family focused on the day’s assignments. You can successfully homeschool siblings, however, by applying a few tips and tricks.
6. Tebow Bills Gain Ground on Equality for Homeschoolers
Thanks to Tim Tebow Bills, homeschoolers can try out for band, football, music, theater, and more at public schools. While supporters say the bill gives all students equal access to activities, some homeschoolers have voiced concerns that the bill would increase government regulation.
7. Time Management for Today’s Homeschooling Parent
Since you only have 24 hours to eat, sleep, shower, homeschool, and relax, how do you get it all done? Become more efficient with your time by incorporating these essential time management, organization, and planning strategies into your homeschooling.
8. Seven Family Rules to Help Homeschoolers
Created with God’s guidance and the entire family’s input, a set of daily living standards promotes harmony, enhances homeschooling, and establishes a strong statement about your family. Here are seven suggestions to get started.
9. Homeschoolers Get More Sleep
If you’re concerned that your school day starts late or that your child sleeps in, don’t despair. One study shows that homeschoolers are happier, healthier, and perform better academically and socially because they get more sleep than their public and private school peers.
10. Seven Ways Dads Affect Homeschooling
When it comes to homeschooling, do you ever wonder what a father’s role is supposed to be? Although I made plenty of mistakes along the way, I learned the tremendous importance of my active involvement as a homeschool dad.