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Richele McFarlin

Your Kids Should Start Coding Early and Here’s Why

By | Curriculum Helps

With coding now predicted to become the new measurement of human literacy, is it ever too early to develop this transferable skill? There are good reasons to believe that children that explore coding early can advance more in complex thinking and thus set themselves up for future success.Guest Post by Yasser Jilani, COO and co-founder of Code With Us, a fast-growing edTech Silicon Valley organization.

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Helping Your Students Choose Computer Science Careers

By | Curriculum Helps

Please enjoy this article written by: Chris Yust is President of CompuScholar, Inc.  He has 20+ years of experience as a software engineer and has spent the last 10+ years developing computer science and digital literacy curriculum for middle and high school students.

“Is there any future in computer programming? Aren’t all those jobs overseas now? Is it a bad idea to encourage my student’s interest in a computer science career?”

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Homeschool Tips When Mom Needs a Sick Day

By | Homeschool 101

Homeschool moms are used to balancing math quizzes, making dinner, and taking a sick child’s temperature. Chaotic days are simply a part of the homeschool life. Homeschool moms play janitor, cafeteria lady, and teacher. So what happens when it’s mom who needs a sick day? Here are some tips to help moms recover and rest while learning still goes on. Read More

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How to Choose the Right Homeschool Science Curriculum

By | Curriculum Helps

Please enjoy this article written by the author of Science Shepherd, Scott Hardin, MD

A little over ten years ago, our family entered the dreaded search for a suitable higher-level homeschool science program. As a physician, I had strong convictions about what made a science course “right”, and, although there are a lot of solid programs available, I did not find one that was as straightforward as I think works most effectively for most students. So, I wrote one. We’ve now been homeschooling for over 20 years, and that science program has grown into Science Shepherd. Read More

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Learn From The Past. Explore The Future.

By | Curriculum Helps

Helping your kids learn from the past and explore the future is a tall order sometimes, isn’t it? 

Raise your hand if:

Your best ideas come in the shower. Your kids feel like they know they are right, but no one will believe them? People in your family get grumpy when doing difficult science or math problems? 

Guess what! Your family has something in common with three very famous scientists!  Read More