The above is a segment from an interview with Tamra Skye and Cassaundra Keith. Learn more about the Homeschool Quickstart class, which includes a section called Socialization and The “Real World.”
Stimming is a natural human thing to do. We often rock a baby to offer comfort, and people enjoy sitting in rocking chairs and swings. Sometimes people will rock gently back and forth while sitting or standing. Other ways people stim are jiggling a foot, twirling hair, clicking a pen, or drumming their fingers on… (—Read more—)
So often, new homeschoolers will try to create a schedule that is very similar to the traditional public school system that they are used to. They decide that learning must happen Monday through Friday and even try to create schedules such as 8 AM mathematics and 9 AM science and so on. However, learning… (—Read more—)
We often worry about getting behind, and we celebrate getting ahead. But what does that mean? Many of our measurements for “on target” were set by norms – where you have to have some people above average, and some below average, because that’s how norms work. Other goals were arbitrarily set, just because somebody decided… (—Read more—)
Many things can interfere with your ability to accurately measure how well your child has mastered a concept. Becoming aware of how different variables can interfere with this is your first step in countering this problem. Let’s look at a couple of examples of how assessment structure can potentially undermine its accuracy.