How do you raise a reader?

How to raise a Reader? lisaNalbone.com

Some parents have asked me how I got Dale to love reading, how did we end up raising a reader?  Looking back, I see that what really made the difference was sharing a love of reading  that began long before thinking about teaching him to read. I  vividly remember those dreary rainy days when Dale […]

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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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10 Attitudes to Spread the Love of Learning

10 Attitudes to Spread the Love of llearning at www.LisaNalbone.com

  Even when you choose to unschool, as a parent you will have moments when you are the teacher. Don’t worry if you don’t have a teaching credential. The critical elements that make a great teacher are often not taught in college, nor are they required to earn a teaching credential. So, you may be […]

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Why We Dared Leaving the System to Leap into Learning Beyond School

Why did we dare to leave the system and leap into learningbeyond school at LisaNalbone.com?

Why did we start homeschooling?  What kicked us over the edge of fear into being willing to try something different? To go against the grain? It wasn’t just one thing. (It never is, is it?) Of course, there was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back,” but if I only cite the straw, then […]

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Review:Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners by Lori Pickert

Resource Review of Project Based Homeschooling, Mentoring Self-Directed Learners by Lori Pickert at LisaNalbone.com

There are so many things I love about this book. From page 7, When we talk about project-based homeschooling, we are moving beyond knowledge and skills and probing underneath for the machinery of learning. We are thinking less about the specific facts that will be learned (radius of Mars, exports of Peru) and more about […]

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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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What do great conferences have in common with the City of Light?

Overivew of the city of Paris at night with Eiffell Tower lit in blue.

And why should conferences be on your priority list for learning resources? Because conferences provide inspiration, connection, and if you allow it, transformation. A  conference story: The year we started homeschooling I attended the HSC.org Adventures in Homeschooling Conference in Sacramento.  Carrie and I went together since we were both new and a bit scared […]

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