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Curriculum Meltdown

Curriculum Meltdown: Stop, Drop, and Roll

  Curriculum meltdown. It happens to best of us. Maybe it’s a slow fire that crackles and hisses, leaving a trail of ash behind. Or maybe it’s a five alarm fire that rages and roars. In either case, you’ve found yourself in a curriculum that isn’t working, doesn’t fit, or …

Doctor Who Mnemonic for Long Division

Doctor Who Mnemonic for Long Division

Doctor Who Mnemonic for Long Division Looking for a good mnemonic for long division? For some reason, long division is a thorn in the side for many kids when they first learn it. My 13 year old is still having trouble keeping all the steps straight. It’s a little harder for …

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Homeschooling High School Geography

  Homeschooling High School? Need to teach geography? Over the past two months, I’ve written a trio of posts about homeschooling high school geography, over on the Bright Ideas Press blog. I can’t repost them on my blog, since I wrote them for Bright Ideas Press, but I can point …

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Back to School 2016-2017: 11th, 8th, 5th Grade

*Posts contain affiliate links.* I can’t believe summer is over. I am unusually unready for the start of the school year–and my favorite season of the year (fall.) I don’t mean I’m not ready with curriculum or books or an organized school space (though, I’m not exactly prepared there, either.) …