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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know ~ Book Review

Role Model As a mother of a very young daughter I am so appreciative of this book, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, by Kari Kampakis. Although people tell me “it goes by so fast,” I still have several years before she becomes a teenager.  Years in which I hope …

The getSMART iPad App ~ Realizing Your Full Potential In School and Beyond

This post was sponsored by The Motivators, Inc. Created For Students I am pleased to introduce my readers to an exciting new iPad app that can help motivate and encourage students. GetSMART assists students in creating Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely (SMART) goals. Educator Wyne Ince has created this …

Top 5 Downloadable Apps For Students

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Tesco. Tablet technology has without a doubt become the next big thing in education – and for very good reason. Tablets are versatile devices that have the ability to connect students and personalize the learning experience. They offer you a convenient way …

Teaching Children The Value Of Money

Teaching your child to save money can provide them with a life lesson they can grow with. While there are many ways to have your child save money, in an old shoe box or in a piggy bank, you could take it even further by showing them how to see …

Limiting Distractions in a Homeschool Classroom

Guest author Katie F. has several great suggestions for your homeschool classroom.  If you school mainly at home, teach classes through a co-op, or even if you have a pretty relaxed homeschooling routine, this article should be very helpful! Katie writes on behalf of calvertschool.org. It’s no secret that most …

The Value of Investing in a Music Education For Your Children

This post was sponsored by TakeLessons.com.  TakeLessons provides private music teachers, arts instructors and academic tutors throughout the United States. I was compensated for writing this article; however, my opinions are based on personal experience and research, and are entirely my own. Für Elise Last week I walked in to …

Seven Degrees For Creative People

Some people go to college with the sole intention of landing a well-paying job, and others seek new mental challenges with no particular career path in mind. Most creative types shun the rigidity of business, law and science programs and are quick to choose broad majors like English or Visual …

The Value Of Teaching and Learning Cursive Handwriting

Should Homeschoolers Focus on Cursive Handwriting? This guest article is from Zaner-Bloser, publisher of research-based reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and vocabulary programs for teachers and homeschoolers. Read on to find out about the free printables available on their web site, and a discount code for a premium program. Homeschoolers face …

How To Get Children Interested In Music

Image by woodleywonderworks Learning a musical instrument could give your child a powerful head start in life. Guest author Dolly Garland presents wonderful ideas for encouraging children to learn and enjoy playing a musical instrument. Music has been linked to mental growth, including developing the language processing abilities of the …

How To Perform Well On The SAT Test

This guest article is brought to you by Camille from Barron’s Test Prep. Time for Practice Tests Everyone has different learning styles and ways to best remember information. But one of the keys to performing well on the SATs, no matter your style, is to practice, practice, practice. Test. Studying …

5 Simple Engineering Projects For Kids

Great ideas from guest author Robert Wallace to help stimulate your child’s interest in engineering. Engineering is the practical application of math and sciences. Engineering is also a career poised with tremendous growth and earning potential. Because of this, it is important to get kids interested in sciences and engineering …

Infographic: The Art of Teaching Students How to Do a Science Fair Project

This informative guest post and infographic from Teacher’s Guide to Science Fair Projects will help both classroom teachers and homeschooling parents prepare their students for their next science fair. (Click on the image for a larger view.) Learn the steps required for teaching students how to complete a science fair …

Infographic: Prepare for Tomorrow Today – What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

How many times do you ask this of children?  It’s fun to hear their creative (and sometimes very serious) answers.  And it is an important question, especially as kids face completion of high school and start thinking about what comes next.  This infographic and article from When I Grow Up …

Try Fun Science Experiments At Home With These iPad Apps

Guest author Matthew Young recommends several iPad apps to easily incorporate science into your home education. Every student who graduated from high school would have done any of these experiments: the exploding volcano, the miniature hovercraft, the homemade electromagnet, homemade plastic or the soda-and-Mentos geyser. Just because you’re not cooped …

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Can Teachers Tell How Much Time You Spend on a Paper at School?

This featured guest post is brought to you by Paige One. The short answer is yes – they can. Of course they can’t narrow it down to the exact number of hours, days, or weeks you spent on your paper, but there are a lot of signs that can allow …

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How to Write an Excellent Personal Essay

This featured guest post is brought to you by Paige One. Even if you’re currently a young student, it never hurts to plan ahead and become inspired early to writer a personal essay that’s outstanding. After all, from college and grad school applications to writing good creative nonfiction, the personal essay …