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  • What Are the Different Types of Teaching Philosophies?
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    What Are the Different Types of Teaching Philosophies?

    Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I had no idea that there were different teaching philosophies. Yet now that I have learned about the different methods teachers use, I can see the influence they have had on my life and the way I homeschool my kids. So what are the different types of teaching […] More

  • Why Do Teachers Hate Hoodies?
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    Why Do Teachers Hate Hoodies?

    As an adoptive mom of biracial children, I’m not too fond of hoodies. I seriously feel like they make kids look like thugs and gang members. And in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, plus living in the South, I find myself getting fearful as my 8-year-old starts to look more and more […] More

  • What Are the Different Types of School Clubs?

    34 Types of School Clubs

    When I was in high school in the 80s, there weren’t nearly as many clubs as today. I remember being involved in the art club and the ski club, but at my school, that was about the extent of my interests. However, nowadays, there are so many different things kids can experience in an afterschool […] More

  • What Is the Most Difficult Aspect of Teaching Today?
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    What Is the Most Difficult Aspect of Teaching Today?

    If you ask a teacher what the most challenging part of their job is today, you will likely get a barrage of responses that are extremely different from the responses just three years ago. It used to be that teachers were struggling with the many distractions, such as kids checking their phones for text messages […] More

  • How Do Homeschoolers Graduate?
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    How Do Homeschoolers Graduate?

    I’ve almost completed my first year of homeschooling my 5-year-old. It was very challenging and, yet, I’m considering homeschooling my 8-year-old next year as well. As I look into the homeschool future of both my children, I can’t help but wonder how do homeschoolers graduate? The most important thing you need to know is the […] More

  • How Do Homeschoolers Make Friends

    How Do Homeschoolers Make Friends?

    This year I started homeschooling my special needs son. The one thing he struggles with the most is what he needs to experience the most – socialization. Yet it wasn’t working for him at school, and I found myself getting called to pick him up early almost every day. After several weeks of calls, I […] More

  • Why Do Teachers Leave the Profession?
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    Why Do Teachers Leave the Profession?

    My son started pre-kindergarten in the middle of the 2019 school year. He was in a children with special needs class, and I loved his teacher. He loved his teacher. Everything seemed to be going so well, and this was before the pandemic. Then, just a few months later, his teacher left. I was heartbroken, […] More

  • What are the Different Types of Bullying
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    6 Different Types of Bullying

    When I grew up in the 70s, bullying didn’t need to be defined. Usually, one or two kids hung around the school waiting for the nerdy kids to walk by, and they would jump out and tease them and maybe knock their books out of their hands. I wouldn’t say it was harmless, but it […] More