Tag Archives: Reference/Reviews

6 Education Resource Websites Every Homeschooler Should Know About

old-letters 200There are gajillions of education related websites out there. Some focus on the ins and outs of homeschooling. Others provide subject content, science, history, foreign language, you name it-it’s there. And then there are the ones on how to teach the content. Some are amazing, others not so much. Some are current, others are populated with dead links. It’s really overwhelming. You can’t possibly keep track of them all. Continue reading »

Homeschooling Methods: Waldorf

library 200Waldorf is an education system developed in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner in Europe. The basic premise of a Waldorf education is the rejection of materialism and embracing the spiritual aspects of humanity. The Waldorf method addresses the three aspects of humanity as defined by Steiner, physical, emotional, and thinking often referred to as the hands, heart, and head. Steiner believed that the education system spent too much time on the “thinking” at the expense of the “physical” and “emotional.” Continue reading »

Portfolios for Assessment and Instruction


Portfolios are scarcely a new concept, but renewed interest, fueled by the portfolio’s perceived promise for both improving assessment and motivating and involving students in their own learning, has recently increased their visibility and use. The definition of a portfolio varies some, but there seems to be a general consensus that a portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that tells the story of student achievement or growth. Continue reading »

College Athletic Recruiting Resources: Books

baseball-player 200The following are books about the college athletic recruiting process that I’ve actually read. Just because I didn’t particularly like a book doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t work for someone else. I think the whole process is hit or miss–getting the first book is the important part. Once you have the book, you start to realize what you don’t know and can go from there. Continue reading »

Three Homeschooling Resources I Wish I Knew About Earlier

light 200 There are a lot of excellent resources out there for homeschoolers. It would be impossible to list them all and foolish to try. After all, what works best for one child may not work for another. But that’s generally the point of homeschooling, there’s no one answer to every child’s learning needs. Continue reading »

Homeschooling Methods: School at Home/Structured

lego 200This is the traditional school transplanted to the home. It’s what you generally think of when someone says “school.” Families will select a curriculum that covers all subject areas, often with teacher plans, quizzes, and tests. These families will often have scheduled “school days” and even subject periods. You may hear this referred to as “school in a box.” It provides the generally expected documentation of student achievement with tests and grades. Parents have structured feedback as to whether or not the children or learning. Continue reading »

10 Education Resources in San Antonio Every Homeschooler Should Know About (part 2: 6-10)

Some education resources are obvious, some are under utilized by homeschoolers, and some just don’t make the average homeschooler’s radar.

6. Scholastic Warehouse Sale

Every December and May Scholastic has a warehouse sale for Book Fair volunteers, school employees, and teachers–that includes homeschoolers. Everything is discounted up to 80% and there will be thousands of items less than a dollar. Continue reading »