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Final Grades: A Definitive Guide for Homeschoolers

“Relax. Look around. Make a call.” ― Jocko Willink, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win May… that time when you can almost…

How to Know Exactly What Saxon Math Level Your Student Should Be In

The finish line is near. There are far more lessons on the left side of your student’s Saxon math book than on the right. Whether…

Need Help Staying Motivated? A Ridiculously Simple Tip

Oh, the dream day. You wake up after a full eight hours of sleep. You enjoy coffee and breakfast in peace and greet your students,…

3 Approaches to Finishing a Saxon Math Book

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad…

10 Powerful Ways to Celebrate Your Student

What would your kid say if someone asked them, “Is your mom/dad/teacher proud of you?”    Do they know? Do they really know?   I…

Two Ways to Reward All that Hard Work in Saxon Math!

“If you try to do your best, there is no failure.” –Mike Farrell Saxon math is such a great curriculum. The math students it produces…

Become a Math Facts Master

Ever wonder why sometimes, your student just isn’t having it with math? Why no matter what you try, they just seem to fight the work,…

Club Month! How to Build Grit in Kids

Reading? Writing? Math? Nicole, what’s really the most important thing for my child or student to learn?   My answer?   None of the Above.…

3 Ways to Energize Your Teaching in Winter

Captain’s Log. Winter, Day 1,578,325. The crew is restless, complaining of too much work and too little sun. Energy levels are much higher than output…

Grading: 4 Reasons It Matters

“Celebrate what’s working. Correct what’s not.” –Anonymous Grading. UGH. Grading. It may be one of the most toilsome chores of teaching. I get it. Grading…

Math Facts: 5 Surefire Reasons Drill Team Works

Have you ever had that moment where it became crystal clear that there was a Big Thing you just HAD to do, as though your…

Math Facts: Why Memorization Matters

“The loftier the building, the deeper the foundation must be laid.” —Thomas a Kempis   Aren’t skyscrapers amazing? They tower over the skylines of amazing…

Five Simple Ways to Stay Focused Despite Holiday Distraction

A funny thing happens around this time of year. The twinkle lights, Christmas trees, and wreaths go up, and BOOM! Our motivation goes down.  …

Seven Great Ways to Teach Gratitude

Imagine the year 2040. Where do you see your child? Are they happy? Are they employed, making money? Do they have friends, a family? Are…

Gratitude: The One Sure Way to Make Life Better

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis   Hey there! How’s it going? It seems like gratitude is the…