“I tell my students, you do not enter the future – you create the future. The future is achieved through hard work.” ~ Jaime Escalante
Category Archives: Homeschooling
For many – THIS is the one singular option that is available. It is not for everyone, as there may be family and/or other issues which would prevent this option – however – think back – at one point in time – our parents were teaching us at home – from the very beginning. In the early days of this nation – all of the teaching was done at home. If one has concerns for the future of their children – THIS is where you SHOULD be looking.
First, let me explain my qualifications for answering this question. I am a fully certified teacher in two states. I have credentials for teaching K-6 general education and K-12 special education. I have a BA in special education and a Master’s in Learning and Technology. I am currently a 6th-grade teacher in a public charter school and teach leadership and STEM. But my most important qualification for answering this question is that I homeschooled my own children for 24 years. (I did not teach outside of that during those years, but I did start a private cottage school and ran that for 7 of those years). You want to know why your grandson gets finished with assignments in such a short amount of time. It does not take as long in homeschool with 1 on 1 learning. There is no better learning situation than 1 on 1. You do not have interruptions like you do in a classroom. We were always finished with our core academic schoolwork at home in about 1.5 – 3 hours depending on the subject. Keep in mind, I have twins with autism as well (which is why I had the cottage school) and my other two sons had/have dyslexia. Continue reading →
I’m not a teacher, but I may be able to offer an opinion. Every time the government gets involved in anything, they screw it up. In this case, it’s because the public school system is required to keep kids working at the same rate. (I think the current fiasco is common core, which was preceded by No Child Left Behind.) These programs do more to hold back most students than they do to help less advanced students keep up. The kids who suffer the most are the ones who should be allowed to work far ahead, but that doesn’t fit into the system’s agenda, and teachers are already swamped with kids who need much more help. ~Joyce the Trucker
This will be the first of a number of Homeschooling videos for this day – and THIS one brings up some of the most important reasons for Homeschooling, which sets the ground for the balance of today’s videos.
We will also return to our regular scheduled postings, but we feel that it is MOST important to get parents and grandparents to begin looking in New Directions. ~ Ed.
I have home schooled my grandchildren now for 4 years. We are going into out 5th year. We pulled her out because we realized at the end of 4th grade she could not multiply or divide very well. She knew how to do it but when I asked her what 2×2 was it took her literally 5 minutes to figure it out. On top of that my daughter went in before Christmas break to make sure she was doing OK. Teacher told her she was doing great. After Christmas break report cards came out and she failed social studies.
Yeah, yeah – we know – school has already begun for the year – but we are reading of more and more examples of teachers spying on children at home through Zoom. It seems to make more sense to remove the children from the “system” and educate them at home.
“WHAT? But, just ho is going to do that? I mean, I have to work.” Well – it seems to me that you made another choice at one time in your life – to have and raise children… then WHY do you allow someone ELSE to raise that child?
Let’s get it done – and take this nation and our children back! ~ Ed.
The adherents of public schooling in this country have always had a messiah complex. They have always sought to make that educational institution (so called) that they adhere to and promote appear to be the sole method of improving the lot of mankind. No longer are we supposed to lean on the Holy Scriptures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to show us the way to better the lives of people. We are supposed to now jettison that outmoded belief and replace it with the latest pronouncements of the public school educrats.
In his book Idols for Destruction, published way back in 1990, Herbert Schlossberg observed this messiah complex in the public education system. He stated: “From the time they began in the United States, the public schools have been intended to be a social force. Beginning with Horace Mann, they were supposed to promote the socialization of diverse peoples, end crime and poverty, and in general solve the political, economic, and social problems of the entire society. Muggeridge recalls that his father’s socialist vision included a society in which the population would be transformed through education.” Continue reading →
As long as so many children are at home due to the Plan-demic of the Century – let us make it fun and easier for them… and who knows – you may just find that your child will have a great time learning how to read, write and speak properly – ALL of which will make them better kids and adults as they grow up.
YUP – keep ’em out of these awful Indoctrination Centers. You will happy that you did – and someday – even they will understand – especially when they must interact with the children of Fred G. Sanford (DUMMIES!) ~ Ed.
A superb and easy to understand program. We strongly urge you to open this video directly on You Tube and study all of the comments and the tremendous support toward this much needed program for our children… for YOUR children. ~ Ed.
Due to the current circumstances, we’ve received more questions about homeschooling than ever before. Some schools are pushing back start dates and parents that are now working remotely are starting to consider alternatives to traditional school. Maybe not forever, but perhaps long enough to take a few long RV trips and expose their kids to new places that will also enhance their overall education. For even more information and updates, check-out the homeschool blog HERE: http://keepyourdaydream.com/homeschool
As a homeschooling father, I am no stranger to explaining our family’s choice to home educate our children:
“Yes, they have plenty of socialization with other children.”
“Yes, we teach all the subjects.”
“No, you can simply buy the curriculum and it tells you what to do.”
By now I have the answers memorized. You can imagine my cringing, then, when reading Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s recent article in Arizona Law Review, calling for an outright ban on homeschool and the curtailment of private schools as well! Continue reading →
I was one of those “weird” homeschool kids. At least, “weird” seems to be what the all those cookie-cutter questions I received between kindergarten and 12th grade inferred. “Aren’t you afraid that you won’t be able to socialize with your peers?” or “Is it possible you are missing out on a ‘normal’ childhood?” were ones I heard regularly. Continue reading →
BARNYARD WITH SHEEP (AMERICAN SCHOOL, EARLY 20TH CENTURY)
By now you’ve probably heard of Harvard Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, whose name catapulted into the public’s view when she called for a “presumtive ban” on homeschooling. Ironically, her call for a homeschooling ban came right when the entire nation was forced to homeschool due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue reading →
Hate Crimes against White Students on the Rise (And this was in 2019)
A teacher for Hays CISD, south of Austin, Texas was arrested Friday afternoon after she beat the hell out of a 15-year-old girl in a classroom. Sadly, like most of these attacks, it will go unreported by the large corporate cable news networks because it doesn’t fit the agenda and it would be inconvenient to show what’s really going on in public schools throughout the United States.
The latest incident was caught on cell phone by students in the class, as CISD teacher Tiffani Shadell Lankford brutally attacked the girl.
Hate Crimes against White Students ignored & covered up by the Media and Public School Systems throughout the United States!
In schools throughout the United States, white students are being targeted in brutal hate crimes that go mostly unreported, and shockingly the terrorists thugs often go unpunished. In fact, schools throughout the United States have changed their disciplinary policies specifically to protect minority students from suspension and expulsion. Continue reading →
Working-class parents without college degrees aren’t capable of overseeing their own children’s education, according to comments State Sen. Jeanne Dietsch (D-Peterborough) made during a House Education Committee hearing on Tuesday.
Dietsch was speaking on behalf of a Senate bill that would repeal a law allowing the state Board of Education to create an alternative program for granting graduation credits, which became Learn Everywhere.
“This idea of parental choice, that’s great if the parent is well-educated. There are some families that’s perfect for. But to make it available to everyone? No. I think you’re asking for a huge amount of trouble,” Dietsch said. Continue reading →