How do you raise a writer? Make writing meaningful and fun.

How do you raise a writer? Make writing real, meaningful and fun. LisaNalbone.com

Here is a recent question from a homeschooling mom of a 6 and 8 year old. “ I think I have the other subjects figured out, but how do I work on writing? They really don’t like writing.” My take: First: Relax and make writing meaningful and fun! At these ages all you really need […]

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How Can I Teach my Kids if I’m Not a Teacher?

how can I teach my kids if I am not a teacher? LisaNalbone.com

But what if I’m not a teacher? I often hear this question from parents.  When we began homeschooling, even though I HAD a credential,  people constantly asked, “But how will you teach high school when you are only an elementary teacher ?” I know how intimidating it feels.  Don’t let it stop you. Breaking news: […]

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Book Review: Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

front cover of Punished by Rewards, book review at LisaNalbone.com

This book makes me want to get on a soapbox and shout: read this! Think! I want us to take a look at how we use praise, rewards, power, control and coercion, even inadvertently, on a daily basis.  I want us to have the courage to take steps to make changes that will truly help […]

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Thiel Fellow Closing Ceremony: Questioning the Experiment

Thiel fellow Closing Ceremonies: Questioning the Experiment

As a parent of a  2011 Thiel Fellow, I was excited about attending the closing ceremonies for the group. This first group of fellows were guinea pigs–quite fortunate guinea pigs–who had forged the program along with the foundation staff.  They had been supported financially, skillfully mentored, and emotionally bolstered for two years. Most importantly, they […]

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