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Project Inspire Homeschool

The Myth of an Inspire, not Require childhood

The Myth of an Inspire, not Require childhood

A concern I hear a lot about letting go of conveyor-belt education, is that kids will struggle with college admissions and requirements if they are...
How to teach kids to Work Hard, without killing their Love of Learning

How to teach kids to Work Hard, without killing their Love of Learning

I ended my last blog post Why Does a Love of Learning Matter? with this:  So help your kids fall in love with learning instead of simply giving t...
Why does a Love of Learning matter?

Why does a Love of Learning matter?

Why shouldn't we just give our kids a list of assignments and checklists and make them do the work required?  Why don't kids love learning whate...
The Climb - Every path leads to the top

The Climb - Every path leads to the top

Susan stands at the base of a mountain. Before her a wide, straight staircase climbs up steadily. There are students marching up single file in gr...
What Does Inspiring Math LOOK Like?   

What Does Inspiring Math LOOK Like?   

Inspiring math is all about noticing, playing with and creating with shapes, patterns, numbers, proportions and more.

How to Inspire a Love of Math

How to Inspire a Love of Math

Math seems to be the biggest hurdle for most homeschoolers who want to inspire and not require their kids to learn.

“How do I get my kids interested in math?”

This is one of the top questions I get asked about homeschooling.

My Strewing Strategy

My Strewing Strategy

Strewing  - a term coined by Sandra Dodd - means simply leaving interesting things out for your kids to discover on their own terms. A simple way t...
When Unit Studies Don't Work

When Unit Studies Don't Work

Have you ever prepared a great unit study on a book you read to your kids, like Little House on the Prairie? You've got it all planned - you will make a corncob doll, build a little covered wagon, create a salt dough map of the US with their travel route on it, and then memorize the words for one of Pa's songs.

It took hours, bu you have all the supplies you need, including printed instructions and everything is laid out and ready to go.

You get started reading, and...

A 10-Year Old's Favorite (FREE) Audio Books

A 10-Year Old's Favorite (FREE) Audio Books

I don't know how I would homeschool without Librivox, it has been such a huge part of our learning. If you are not familiar with Librivox, it is...