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Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been a college education professor for over 17 years. Education has been an integral part of her life in both the classroom and as a principal. Six children later found her dissatisfied with traditional schooling and homeschooling became the better fit. She is also a pastor’s wife, remote project manager, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children (ages 11-17) in southern Georgia. Jamie loves to share about her homeschool experience and help other homeschoolers find success. Connect with her at [email protected]

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Rising Middle Schooler? How Does an Online Middle School Work?

Are you thinking of exploring an online school? Is this the correct time? You are probably undergoing a feeling of excitement, confusion, and anticipation, all at a time. A number of questions might be surging up in your mind. Will I have a schedule? Do I have to go to class? How will the parents […]

How to Help Your Teen Choose an Instrument

Guest post by Jennifer Hughes Adolescence is a difficult time for anyone. It’s a time of great character change, social pressures, and of starting to find one’s place in the world. For many teens, the ability to express these difficulties by playing a musical instrument is immeasurably rewarding. Though your child may be discouraged for […]

3 Simple Homeschool Planning Strategies To Prevent Burnout

The total amount of homeschoolers has doubled in the last 20 years. This means that twice as many parents recognize this approach to learning as effective, and more importantly, they have found what works for their children and were able to create an effective environment for homeschooling. However, does this mean that homeschooling is easy? […]

12 Best Online Tools to Perfect Foreign Language Learning

Learning a new language is an adventure that tests your patience and dedication, but if you persist, it rewards you handsomely in the end. Whether you’re the type of person who struggles with languages, having trouble concentrating while you study, or you don’t experience these issues, but you’re looking for new effective ways to practice […]

7 Effective Ways to Help Students Cope with Stress During Studies

  Stress is something common and every human experience it during his lifetime. However, it is your perspective on the situation that can change the way you perceive stress. Students can easily be stressed by the chaotic schedule or by the assignments they have to do. And as a student, it is hard to be […]

8 Ways to Help Your Homeschooler Prepare For Standardized Testing

Homeschooling is a great way to have more proactive involvement in your child’s education. But depending on the circumstances, your teens may be required to take some form of standardized tests. Or you might just want a better understanding of where they’re at academically. Either way, you’re no doubt wondering how you can prepare for standardized […]

Top Proof Writing Tips for Teens

Teenage writers often struggle to self-edit the things that they write, especially at the beginning of their writing process when they’re still unfamiliar with editing rules. It can be challenging to proofread and edit because teens feel passionate about each word they chose and they don’t want to admit it could be improved. Writers who […]

How to Find the Right Topic for Your College Admissions Essay?

 The element of the college application process that many students find to be the most stressful is writing the admissions essay. Yes, the admissions board will be judging your general understanding of and aptitude with the English language, as well as whether you have anything interesting or original to say, and you’ve only got this […]

6 Winning Ways to Take and Pass the TOEFL Test

Guest post submitted by Susan Craig TOEFL and TOEIC tests are of immeasurable importance for international students looking into an exchange program, or to permanently study abroad. It’s a tool used by academia to gauge a student’s language level. How to pass TOEFL is actually quite easy if you follow these steps.  Look Online for […]

Encouraging Teens with Community Service Volunteer Work

Special thanks to our contributor. Children’s early experiences can help to shape the caliber of adults they become. It is partly this knowledge that can lead parents to opt for a homeschooling approach to their kids’ education. You want to have a hand in ensuring your children receive a rich and varied education, connecting with […]