Personality Type and Learning Style – I loved this article because it’s written in plain English, specifically for homeschoolers. It talks about how to teach each type of personality (introvert and extrovert, sensing and intuitive, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving).
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You might see you are already homeschooling along with your teacher. Keep searching that is what learning is all about. My 10 year old is taking some college classes. Life learning, it is time.
All of my children are self starters, business minded, kind and creative people.
Daniel Goleman starts out saying... "If I could change one thing in education, it would be making explicit the now implicit understanding that the emotional atmosphere of the classroom matters. It's not irrelevant; in fact, it's essential to learning. And the reason it's essential to learning, from the scientific point of view, is that the emotional centers of the brain actually can take over the centers for learning, and so our attention goes from what the teacher is saying to that thing that's upsetting us, and the failure to understand this, I think, handicaps education as a system. So, if we were to make explicit the fact that "yes" it matters that students feel safe; it matters that students feel calm; it matters that they're attentive. And they won't be attentive unless they're calm and now that we're ready to learn, we can go ahead."
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Freedom what a wonderful concept
…and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17b
Our Creator thought that freedom would be a Good idea. Do you think we missed the point? http://learninfreedom.org/Founders_free.html
Here you are on the World Wide Web, a fine place for self-education, you will find a number of educational resources available for independent learners. This Web site seeks to serve people all over the world who use on-line technology to enhance their own education. Please tell me about your experiences in learning in freedom. Let’s all learn together in freedom.
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The location and design of public schools are among the most far-reaching decisions any Pennsylvania community makes. School buildings affect the quality of education, and they play a critical role in a community’s development and quality of life.
School construction and renovation is a partnership between the state and local communities, with local school districts leading the decision process about school facilities. Through the Department of Education’s PlanCon process, the Commonwealth provides formula-based financial reimbursement for both new school construction and renovation of existing schools. This process was revamped under Governor Rendell’s leadership, and as a result, local districts received their first boost in reimbursement rates in nearly 20 years, and now have incentives to reuse existing school facilities and build “green” and cost-efficient buildings.
To read the entire article...By Dr. Gerald Zahorchak
Secretary of Education Click Here
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How do children react to violence they see on TV or Videos?
ACT—Adults and Children Together—Against Violence is a violence prevention project that focuses on adults who raise, care for, and teach children ages 0 to 8 years. It is designed to prevent violence by providing young children with positive role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem-solving. The project includes a national media campaign and training for community professionals. You can learn more at Sheepfold Education Support.
Parents and teachers need to have a presence when children are working on the Internet. We spend hours checking the links on KidsKonnect, but the Internet is a dynamic entity that changes constantly. Please, help keep
our children safe by informing us of any inappropriate links or advertisements. Our collective effort and involvement will allow children to utilize all of the great information that the Internet has to offer! Sheepfold Education Support
Listen to Audio John Taylor Gatto
Perhaps the greatest of public school's illusions is that the institution was launched by a group of kindly men and women who wanted to help the children of ordinary families level the playing field, so to speak...Or was it something else?
Language Learning Library.org was created to meet the needs of both teachers and students alike. This site will save time and frustration from the usual web search. We surfed the net so you don't have to, and compiled the most comprehensive and well organized information.
Jazzles for Teachers ***Highly Recommended***As an experienced teacher, I know it is much better to help children learn through fun than rote! So I have included just a few quotes from the thousands of teachers using Jazzles resources who enjoy making early reading readiness a fun experience." ... Lesley Beth
Character Education**Songs**Teaching Values and Morals to Children and Teenagers At SongsForTeaching.com, we listen to all of the music we recommend, selecting music that we hope you (and your students!) will find enjoyable and educationally useful. We realize that musical tastes vary and that the title of a song may not accurately reflect its ability to meet your educational needs, so we strongly encourage you to view lyrics and listen to sound clips while browsing our extensive site.
Family First Be Safe or Be Sorry Family First is the web's oldest family-friendly site reviewer! A new site is reviewed every day and entered into our database of hundreds of sites. You'll find sites for parents, kids, couples, teachers, students and much more.
Homeschooling In Israel Most homeschooling families base their actions legally on the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty and on supreme court rulings. Other families ask the Ministry of Education for exemption from the compulsory schooling law (and need to renew the exemption every year).
In many areas in Israel there are regular meetings of homeschoolers for social opportunities, common activities, and mutual support. Country-wide connection of the homeschooling community is supported by the Beofen-Tiv'ee ["naturally" in Hebrew] newsletter, conferences, and virtual community at http://www.beofen-tv.co.il/chiq
The 4th Day Alliance Is a non-profit religious organization dedicated to proclaiming the Glory of God through astronomy. We accomplish this primarily by educating the public on astronomy through star parties, lectures, and seminars, and by distributing magazines, books, tracts,and astronomy articles from a Biblical creationist perspective. However, both believer and unbeliever alike are easily enraptured by the beauty and the glory of the heavens. The difference is, we know whose glory it is, and we know who put it there.
Celtic Cross Stitch Welcome to our home on the web. Here at celtic cross stitch we produce high quality cross stitch kits and charts for beginners and experts alike. Specialising in Irish and Celtic designs, and are particularly noted for our authentic historical collection of illuminated letters and other illustrations from the Book Of Kells. Why not generate your own FREE chart using our online...
Celtic Alphabet Chart Generator the only one on the Internet! Alternatively, if you are curious as to what Cross Stitch is all about, have a look at our tutorials which will guide you through the cross stitch process.
The Young Man's Handybook Preparing Your Son on the Home Front Finally - a homestead book designed specifically for boys! They'll learn basic home skills from cooking, sewing, and laundry to planning, building, and repairing. The Young Man's HandyBook is a guide for boys 9-15 to learn a little about many subjects: simple home repair, budgeting, whittling, knot-tying, cooking, cleaning, gardening, tools, woodworking, safety, manners, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, dressing, laundry, and first-aid. Complete with illustrations and simple directions for great projects. Your grandchildren will thank you.
Connecting to Charter Schools Take a Virtual Tour Today! Charter Schools were established by Act 22 in 1997. Now in the eighth year of operations, 117 charter schools are operating in Pennsylvania. Eleven of those schools are cyber charter schools. This represents an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students. Additional data is available by contacting Charter Schools within the Bureau of Community and Student Services.
AVKO Educational Research Foundation Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic, & Oral Multi-Sensory Approach. The AVKO Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)3 publicly supported organization working with teachers, parents, tutors, and homeschooling parents, publishing materials developed by its research, and providing free daily tutoring at its local reading clinic. A non-profit organization devoted to helping teachers, parents, and researchers since 1974. ***Freebies for Homeschoolers*** Sheepfold Education Support
70,000 Certified Habitats Join the celebration of the National Wildlife Federation's 70th anniversary! Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat and encourage others to join you! Through the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program, you will learn how to restore wildlife habitat in your own yard, balcony, workplace or even your entire community. Once you create your habitat, you can submit an application and get your yard certified as one of tens of thousands of official National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat sites around the country and the world.
The Master Student The key is being able to look at the details and see the patterns. You can use the Discovery Statements in Becoming a Master Student to do that. Look beyond the specific technique you are writing about and see your whole life reflected in your response to an exercise or suggestion. Discover what that small insight tells you about how you live the rest of your life. This is an awesome book to aid in your Life Learning.