Learning From The Materials You Already Have

Tips On Managing A Classroom As A Volunteer

Looking for volunteer work and have knowledge in a certain niche? You may want to consider teaching a class. There are all sorts of volunteer opportunities as a teacher: life skills classes, Sunday schools, tutoring, special interest classes at the library, etc. If you've never taught a class before, it will benefit you to educate yourself on some basic classroom management skills. Here are some tips to help. Start off Small if You Can Read More 

Abandoned And Closed Schools: Haunting Scenes And What To Do With The Furniture

When school districts shut down schools, there are a number of reasons why. Maybe the buildings are not safe anymore. Maybe things are too old and do not work right. Maybe there is an extremely low enrollment and the oldest schools are no longer needed. Whatever the reason, it leaves behind buildings filled with classroom furniture and old classroom supplies. Walk through these abandoned schools, and you almost get a chill looking at the empty, quiet rooms filled with old ghosts of vanished days. Read More 

3 Ways To Get Your Active Toddler Interested In Books

Preschool is an important time to introduce children to the basics of literacy. They should gain an appreciation for books and stories, become familiar with the alphabet, and even begin writing simple words. But if you have a high-energy toddler that doesn't want to sit still for story time, how are you supposed to instill these important basics? Below are three ways that you can engage your toddler in the world of books. Read More 

Tips On Keeping Track Of Your Online Marketing ROI

One of the first steps to increasing revenue at any company is to invest in marketing efforts to get the word out about the company's products and services. Keeping track of the return on investment in marketing campaigns is one of the most important tasks in gauging how well a particular marketing tactic is working. It can sometimes be complicated and confusing to accurately track ROI for online marketing tactics. Tracking marketing success via the Web often takes some technical know-how and creativity. Read More 

4 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Choosing, or creating, a homeschool writing curriculum means knowing what's best for your child, your family and your own educational philosophy. Before you buy the latest lesson plan guide, ask yourself a few key questions.  Doing so helps you to select a curriculum that meets your needs, boosts your child's development and meets educational standards. 1. Are you going to use a ready-made version? Your state's homeschool laws dictate what you need to include in terms of a curriculum. Read More 

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Learning From The Materials You Already Have

Those library books look incredible in your family room, but have you really taken the time to understand what they say? For years, I looked for interesting and unique ways to teach basic concepts to my kids, only to discover later that they were already in our house. I want you to take advantage of the learning materials that you already have around your house, because you might be surprised with how helpful they can be. To help you out, my blog contains loads of helpful information about books and supplies you might need. I know that if you can make education a priority, your entire family can benefit from it.