The Myth of the Unsocialized Homeschooler

The Myth of the Unsocialized Homeschooler

I love having teen bloggers guest post on my site! This is a post by 16 year-old Audrey on the Myth of the Unsocialized Homeschooler. One Sunday at church, my mom introduced me to a lady with whom she was chatting. I greeted her in a robust, friendly manner. She smiled and said, “You’re a homeschooler, aren’t you?” The myth of the unsocialized homeschooler: The rumor continues to spread that homeschoolers aren’t properly socialized. The woman I mentioned above certainly was not falling for the lie, but many people do. To the world’s eye, the best way to … [Read more...]

25 Art Projects Inspired by Famous Artists: Post-Impressionism


Here are 25 art projects for kids inspired by famous artists from the post-Impressionism time period. Art projects are inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Cézanne. I really enjoy teaching without a textbook, and was randomly inspired to create this post full of hands-on art projects inspired by famous artists! There are few better ways to learn than with visuals and hands-on experience. Vincent Van Gogh for Kids Vincent Van Gogh was born in March 1853 in the Netherlands. Van Gogh enjoyed light and used loose brush strokes. Towards his later … [Read more...]

7 Secret Spy Codes for Kids with Printable List


From the Spy Kids trilogy to Nancy Drew, kids love adventure, secrets, and mystery! Try these 7 secret spy codes for kids: Morse code, pigpen, phonetic alphabet, tap code, substitution ciphers, letters for numbers, and American sign language. These codes can work for a variety of ages. They can be made easier for younger students, and more advanced for older! You can also incorporate history, social studies and even government into some of these! 1. Morse Code Morse code was invented in the early 1800s by Samuel Morse. It is a method made up of dots and … [Read more...]

Free STEM Websites for Grades 6-12: Upper Level and High School

40 Free STEM Websites for Grades 6-12 FB

Check out these free STEM websites for kids: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They are designed for grades 6-12, and I have personally used many of these resources to help me get through school! As technology is ruling our society, STEM has been growing over the past few years and computers are more important than ever. Free Science Websites For Grades 6-12 Biology Corner From worksheets to videos, Biology Corner has resources for biology, AP biology, and anatomy. (This is from a secular perspective though) Khan Academy Khan Academy is … [Read more...]

Top 15 Quotes on Education

Education Quotes

I love the power of education; it can inspire you, and inspires all other professions. Here are my top 15 favorite quotes on education, ranging from the minds of genius Albert Einstein, to Greek philosopher Aristotle! Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. -Albert Einstein The world is my classroom, each day is a new lesson, and every new person I meet is my teacher. -Craig Harper Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. -Aristotle The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it … [Read more...]