The Importance of Books in Education

I am going to base this entire post on one premise that I feel is indisputable: Reading quality books is the foundation of education. You can't educate a child without books, and any person (child or adult) who is not reading books is not furthering his or her education. If a student had access to … Continue reading The Importance of Books in Education

Gap Year: Homeschool Hacks for Temporary or new Home Educators

When you try something new, typically you have to learn the hard way what works and what doesn't work, but it's always nice when someone can give you some pointers to ponder. Maybe some of these hacks will work for you. If you have any to add, please do so in the comments. Schedule Your … Continue reading Gap Year: Homeschool Hacks for Temporary or new Home Educators

Gap Year: How to Plan a Homeschool Schedule

I’m writing a short series of blog posts to help out those parents whose children are taking a “gap year” of homeschool rather than attending school or doing a virtual school program during the COVID19 pandemic. I homeschooled my children in Missouri for five years and now school them through a university-style private school that … Continue reading Gap Year: How to Plan a Homeschool Schedule

Gap Year: How to Keep Homeschool Records in Missouri

I'm writing a short series of blog posts to help out those parents whose children are taking a "gap year" of homeschool rather than attending school or doing a virtual school program during the COVID pandemic. I homeschooled my children in Missouri for five years and now school them through a university-style private school that … Continue reading Gap Year: How to Keep Homeschool Records in Missouri

The Habit of Normal: Creating a Livable Home Life During Quarantine

We are all living in the first week of the "new normal." I don't know if it has sunk in for most of us that this is not a two-week quarantine but more likely a two-year situation that will involve intermittent times of varying degrees of social distancing. Two years is the length of time … Continue reading The Habit of Normal: Creating a Livable Home Life During Quarantine

Rare Female: Being a Minority on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has been around since it was first published in 1944. With its four pairs of dichotomies, the self-reported MBTI does a pretty reliable job sorting people into 16 personality types, enabling laypeople to discuss their personality traits with a common vocabulary. First, A Little History of Psychology Swiss psychologist Carl Jung formed … Continue reading Rare Female: Being a Minority on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator