The Value of Civility As the year progresses and classmates get to know each other, discussions become more free-flowing, relaxed, and casual. This is a good thing! As shyness melts away, students begin to engage more readily in conversation and debate, exchanging ideas, opinions and knowledge in class and on forums. This kind of interaction
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The End is Near! We are almost there! The school year is coming to an end and summer break is in sight! Our homeschool family definitely takes a summer break from school, especially since our kids are older now. When our family was younger and we were still having babies, we would school year-round to
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Photo by Liam McKay on unsplash.com By Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS is a Catholic homeschooling mother of six who has homeschooled since 1998.  She is the founder of Celtic College Consultants and has served college bound teens all across the US since 2004.  Students in her recent classes were offered over
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Photo by Debby Hudson on unsplash.com By Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS is a Catholic homeschooling mother of six who has homeschooled since 1998.  She is the founder of Celtic College Consultants and has served college bound teens all across the US since 2004.  Students in her recent classes were offered over
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Activism for Homeschooling On Thursday, April 25th, I had the opportunity to practice activism for homeschooling by attending the public hearing on California Assembly Bill 2756. This bill would have posted the private information of every California home schooler on the California Department of Education’s public searchable database. While I expected a large turnout to
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Photo by chuttersnap on unsplash.com By Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS is a Catholic homeschooling mother of six who has homeschooled since 1998.  She is the founder of Celtic College Consultants and has served college bound teens all across the US since 2004.  Students in her recent classes were offered over $225,000
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originally appeared at  http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2015/01/trasancos-online-catholic-education/ on January 14, 2015 Introduction I should explain my background before hypothesizing. I taught high school chemistry in a Texas public school in the 1990s for two years. I was 21, three years into a biology degree, and had taken no education classes because I had no plans to teach. But science teachers were in
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The Renewal of Spring It’s that time of year again! The changing of the clocks, more daylight, the planting of seeds, spring showers, birds chirping, the blossoming of nature, all point to a new fresh start! During the spring season, it is easy to reflect back to when we were first starting on our homeschool
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We Are the Easter People! We at Kolbe Academy want to wish you and your families a very blessed Easter season! After a Lent of sacrifice, prayer, and almsgiving, we sincerely hope that you are enjoying the peace and love that comes from knowing that our salvation is at hand! As Pope St. John Paul
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