There are certain standards that we should try to achieve at each level of a child’s education. First and foremost would be working toward the completion of the material in the course plans for the subjects taken. When first beginning home schooling and for some students, this is not possible so we have to remember
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A homeschooling friend of mine chooses some “mottoes” every year, which help inspire her and also help her evaluate her homeschooling during the year. The value of mottoes is that they are short and memorable, and can be pondered often . St Ignatius seemed to value mottoes too, since many of his educational and spiritual
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There are over 2,000 4-year colleges and universities in the United States.   It is quite a daunting task to begin selecting which of these colleges is the best fit for the student.  It can be difficult to get a feel for the true mission of a college or university before a student enrolls, but considering
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Another strategy important in memorization is finding patterns, or categorizing. Again, a typical math book will introduce multiplication facts in an orderly sequence — 1’s and 2’s first and then on from there. This helps the child find order in the material, which cuts down on the effort in acquiring the knowledge. Once the child
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Recently, my fourth grader succeeded in cutting in half the time he takes to complete a multiplication speed drill, while my seventh grader managed to come close to beating his father’s time in the same drill. Both were justly happy about their accomplishment. By being able to compute multiplication facts quickly and easily, both will
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