Each student has an ideal ecosystem in which to learn. For public school students, it’s often a classroom for eight hours per day sitting in quiet with 30 other students. For online homeschool students, the learning environment is not a classroom but a living room or a study. It then becomes the parent or guardian’s responsibility to help each student find his or her best learning environment. It’s the student’s responsibility to honestly (and respectfully) communicate what variables in the environment are and are not working for them, all the while doing the schoolwork to the best of his or her ability.
Everyday technological capabilities grows at an exponential rate, and so does our need for reliable, efficient, and safe internet connections. Over the years, online learning has also developed and became one of the main learning platforms. With a huge pool of customers, Internet Service Providers have come up with different internet connection options to provide to users, including students enrolled in online private schools.
Are you a Californian who recently decided to start homeschooling? Maybe your family wants more control over the content of your student’s education. Maybe your student is an athlete who needs a more flexible school schedule. Maybe your student had a tumultuous year at school and you are just looking for a better option. Whatever the reason, your decision to homeschool is the first step in a journey. We would like to help you along your way.
I love Jesus. There is no doubt in my mind. I also love people, and I know that Jesus calls us to share His love with others every day. Even so, sometimes I get distracted. From paying bills to watching sports, grocery shopping to reading a good book, there are a thousand things to compete for my attention.
A new year is now in full swing, and I am sure that there are a number of New Year’s resolutions that we have already failed to keep. The anticipation of a New Year is always exciting, and we get caught up in the possibility of self-improvement. We think that a new year will bring a new version of ourselves, or a new life, or a new whatever. But when we wake up on the second of January, we soon realize that it is just another day, and we are still the same as we were the day before.
Parents have both a great responsibility and opportunity as they build a home to create an environment that is nurturing for their children. The home is at the center of children’s lives, especially when they are young. It is the place where they learn important values and behaviors at an early age, and it is the place they return to at the end of the day. In order to foster a positive atmosphere in the home, parents need to be strategic in how they encourage communication, growth, and well-being.
With so many devices available to use in today’s world, it’s important to know which devices will work best for your student’s online schooling. Ignitia is compatible with most computer systems, tablets, and smartphones. However, not all devices will work as well as others.
Now that the holiday season is over, many of us are focused on getting back into the swing of things at school and making good on our New Year's resolutions. Even though each winter is filled with holidays, one stands out from the rest. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on Monday, January 15th this year, is a very important holiday in the history of the U.S.
Have you ever thought of your kitchen as a science laboratory? For many parents, getting children involved in science at home presents a unique challenge. Parents can feel that they do not have the equipment or the knowledge to do science experiments at home. What they need to realize is that the kitchen is their very own home science laboratory!
Many parents ask themselves at one time or another, “How can I set a good example for my child? When is a good time to start? Does it really make a difference?” As Christian parents, we know that God has given us children to teach and direct in His way. It is a great responsibility, but where do we begin?
If you have been wondering how to get started homeschooling in Georgia, this is the article for you. If you have considered homeschooling or enrolling your child in an online private school, you will find that this blog will supply the information you need to get the process started. There are a few steps that each family should know regarding homeschool and online private school regulations in the state of Georgia, but it is very easy for most families to meet these standards!
If you don’t know much about browsers, your world is about to change forever. The browser you choose will dictate your Internet exploring experience. For an online private school student, choosing the right browser can be the difference between a great day of learning, and watching a page load for several minutes.
There was one summer when my mother sat me down to review what I should have learned in school the previous year. I don’t remember what words she used, but I do remember the emotions; she was rather upset when she found out I could not spell my name. We then practiced the multiplication table and I redeemed my illiteracy with a flawless recital of the multiplication table from two all the way to nine. In my defense, she never made me practice writing my own name, while I had to constantly recite the Korean song that sings the multiplication table (you can see an example here, although the one I had to sing was much duller and more tedious).
The Bible is one of the best selling and most influential books of all time. It has inspired movies, television shows, literature, art, education, healthcare, politics… the list could go on and on. The Bible has such an impact on our daily lives and culture that it is hard for us to imagine a world in which it did not exist. Yet even with its great influence and inspiration, the Bible has been, and continues to be, highly controversial.
As a Christian educator, I believe that it is the parent’s, rather than the state’s, primary responsibility to take an active role in their child’s education. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). W. H. Peterson, in his article regarding religious education stated that a child is not the mere creature of the state; those who nurture a child and direct his or her destiny have the right, coupled with the parental duty, to recognize and prepare their child for life (Petterson, 1968). This is very important because parents should have a choice when selecting a school that meets the academic and developmental needs of their child.
I have often wondered what was different about Mary. How did God choose her to be the mother of Jesus? What was in the heart of Mary, the peasant girl from Nazareth, that made her worthy to give birth to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
You might be sitting with a cup of coffee in your hand as you feel overwhelmed by all of your failed attempts to keep your homeschooled child motivated. I understand; I feel your pain. When a child is born, we as parents have all these visions about that child, and we can imagine how the future should unfold. We can see them graduate from a dream college, and start an amazing career. Then the child starts preschool or kindergarten and our sand castle starts to fall apart. The well-planned path becomes bumpy, and the ride is not so enjoyable. You are exhausted and don't know what to do.
If you live in the state of Tennessee and have been considering homeschooling or enrolling in an online private school, you probably have noticed that there is a lot of information that can be confusing. I encourage you to read this article to help guide you through the process. This is a basis for information to help your research process, but it is always encouraged to contact your local board of education if you have any concerns or need an important legal question answered.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas music is playing, trees are going up, cookies are being baked, and children are expecting to be visited by a heretic-slapping defender of the orthodox faith. Alright, you’ve probably never heard of that last holiday tradition, but St. Nicholas (apart from being the basis of the Santa Claus legend) is a big deal in the history of the church. He helped formulate one of the greatest creeds in Christendom.