Keeping Unit Studies SimpleI often talk with homeschooling families struggling with their transition from a packaged textbook program …2006-07-01 00:00:29
Home Schooling Basics Part II: The PacePlanning lessons begins with targeting specific objectives (the concept or skill we want learned). Then …2005-07-01 00:00:28
Homeschooling Basics Part I: BalanceHow do we decide what to teach and at what pace? Having opted out of …2005-05-01 00:00:46
Strategies for Teaching Kids with Special NeedsAlthough every child is unique and specific needs vary, there are a number of recommendations …2004-11-01 00:00:02
From Avoidance to ConfidenceIs there something your student finds too hard? If so, he probably tries to avoid …2004-07-01 00:00:07
Why Your Child May Have Trouble Staying FocusedAhh, spring is in the air…and thoughts wander. Maybe that’s all that’s behind your child’s …2004-04-01 00:00:41
How Do Homeschooled Kids Become Responsible?Not long ago, a parent told me that during his Internet search into homeschooling he …2004-03-01 00:00:26
More Tips for Teaching HandwritingHandwriting questions continue to fill my mailbox, so here are a few tips that I …2003-08-01 00:00:53
The Quest for the Perfect CurriculumThe hunt for that perfect curriculum is once again in progress. Surely there is one …2003-05-01 00:00:08
Making an Alphabet BookMaking an alphabet book is a simple activity that helps develop reading readiness in young …2002-11-01 00:00:44
Tips for Tutoring Middle School MathAs a math tutor, I frequently work with kids having difficulty staying focused. Even when …2002-08-01 00:00:58
Developing Classification Skills in Young ChildrenBusy schedules make it easy to overlook suggested reading or math readiness activities simply because …2000-10-01 00:00:25
I Think, Therefore I…Fill in the Blanks?Students generally try to complete an assignment with as little effort as possible. Therefore, even …2000-06-01 00:00:46
Toys That TeachYoung children can learn a great deal as they play. Following are just a few …1999-12-01 00:00:44
Introducing Word ProblemsWhy do kids that have no difficulty with computation suddenly become totally confused when given …1999-08-01 00:00:26
Getting Ready to HandwriteEnjoyable activities that develop hand-eye coordination pay off later when young children learn to write. …1999-07-01 00:00:03
Exploring the Sense of TouchLet your children explore and make discoveries about their senses. Not only will they develop …1999-06-01 00:00:23
One Stop Shopping, or Eclectic Education?The homeschool shopping season has begun. Here are a few tips to keep in mind …1999-05-01 00:00:56
How to Teach HandwritingThere are three components to handwriting, whether a child is learning to print or write …1998-11-01 00:00:15
Help! My Child Can’t SpellSpelling is a regular part of the language arts curriculum through eighth grade. So why …1998-07-01 00:00:44
Fringe Benefits of the IEP: Individualized Educational ProgramSpecial education teachers have had to specify objectives by writing IEPs for students for years. …1998-06-01 00:00:05
Simple Techniques To Encourage Thinking Skills in the YoungHere are a few simple ways to encourage the development of problem solving skills in …1998-01-01 00:00:58
Instilling a Love of LearningWhen I was fresh out of college and bursting with ideas for helping children discover, …1995-01-01 00:00:31
About Design-A-StudyDesign-A-Study was founded in 1988 by Kathryn Stout. After eight years of teaching in public …1988-01-01 00:00:56