Social and Emotional Support in Online Learning

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Are there opportunities for socializing in online learning? 

The critics of homeschooling argue that homeschooled students are socially delayed due to an inability to physically meet with other students; however, modern-day online homeschooling allows students to socialize face-to-face via video group sessions1. There are also numerous socializing opportunities available to students through sports, church, and extracurricular peer-to-peer opportunities within their own communities. 

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Why Homeschooled Students Need Structure

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Structure originates from the Latin word structura which means "a fitting together or building." When students work on assignments in a homeschool environment, it is important to have a set of rules. Research suggests that a student’s learning abilities improve in a structured environment. If students follow the schedule and stay productive, they may accomplish more within a smaller window of time.

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The Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling in New York

The Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling in New York

If you live in New York and have researched homeschooling you probably know one thing for sure: the regulations are numerous and complex. Parents often receive mixed messages from their local school district as to whether or not they can legally homeschool in New York. As long as the family follows the regulations, your family has the legal right to homeschool in the state of New York.

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Principles that Allow for Growth in God’s Will

Principles that Allow for Growth in God’s Will

Part 3: Helping Your Children Reach Their Full Potential

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

 

God is in control, yet we are called to cooperate in His guiding will. According to Romans 8:28, “God works in all things for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” That does not mean we must fearfully search for a single path that we think He has planned out for us in order for us to be in and cooperate with His will. That is impossible; we cannot know the full depths of His wisdom. Rather, He knows our path as we experience growth in God’s will daily.

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Realizing You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Realizing You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Part 2: Helping Your Children Reach Their Full Potential

 

“So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27).

 

God works in mysterious ways, and everyone’s combined experiences affect them in ways that makes them unique. You are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). This truth is what is most important for us to instill in our children: every person is made in the image of God, the way that they are meant to be, for their own sake, for the sake of those around them, and ultimately, for the glory of God.

 

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Showing God’s Grace and Unconditional Love in Your Family

Showing God’s Grace and Unconditional Love in Your Family

Part 1: Helping Your Children Reach Their Full Potential

Writing as one who has faced many challenges in life: low self-esteem, being bullied, sometimes being the bully, succumbing to peer pressure, and the uncertainty of not knowing what “I want to become when I grow up,” I am certain that I would not have achieved confidence and success in life without the support of my family and the unending humbling from God’s grace.

The constant motivating force in my life really boils down to how God has been in control every step of the way. It is my desire to share what I’ve learned as the youngest of eight children, to shed some light on how children might be guided to grow up to be someone they’re proud to be. 

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Fast Facts About Common Core Standards You Will Want To Know

Fast Facts About Common Core Standards You Will Want To Know

Common Core standards have been adopted by the many states and the District of Columbia. In light of their widespread adoption and implementation, you might expect general agreement on what they are, their benefits, and their acceptance. Unfortunately, the debates surrounding the Common Core standards often serve to confuse those they affect most deeply: you and your students.

Here are some basic facts about the Common Core Standards in the high school years to help you gain a better understanding of the system your school is using, and the possible alternatives.

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7 Christian Movie Suggestions For A Summer Family Movie Night

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Bringing the family together for a fun movie night can be just what they need after a full day in the sun. However, before you start getting out the popcorn maker, you need to decide on a good movie for your family. We’re here to help. 

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Advantages of Online Christian Homeschooling

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The homeschooling option1 has been one of the most popular solutions to parents for decades. It provides parents the opportunity to teach religious principles to their children. However, many parents have questions about how homeschooling would affect their child’s high school years, namely: limitations in socialization, access to specialized courses to advance their skills in subjects they love, receiving high school diploma, and being admitted to a college of their choice. This is where the onset of online Christian homeschooling shines as the best answer to meet varying students' academic needs. 

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