September 04, 2020

Kathy gives homeschool consultations: your first is free

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By Kathy Kuhl     Want to talk? Wondering what’s involved in my private homeschool consultations. While I’ve been providing them for years, it’s time to let more of you know. I give free 15-minute initial consultations by phone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and other platforms. The goal is either: for me to answer a question […]

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February 22, 2019

Setbacks? 3 Tips to resetting goals when reality messes with your plans

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By Kathy Kuhl As your homeschool continues, disappointments and setbacks are inevitable. For those in the chillier climates, the cold, damp, and ice can settle into our spirits. We may be tempted to give up. Anyone could do a better job, we groan. Should I put this child in school, some wonder—though they may not […]

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May 31, 2016

Teaching a Child with Special Needs: Book Review

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Book review by Kathy Kuhl Judith Munday’s new book is out at last: Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School. That’s good news for homeschoolers with children with learning challenges. Back in the 1990s, when I was a new homeschooler, Judi was the first expert I heard who understood homeschooling students with special […]

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May 17, 2016

Your child can solve linear equations using beans

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By Kathy Kuhl Today we’ll finish looking at bean algebra, a simple way to make algebra concrete. We’ll start using negative numbers with our bean algebra. (This 4-part series began here.) Often we rush our children into abstraction too soon when we teach math. But if our children practice at length with concrete objects, illustrate their discoveries, […]

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February 22, 2013

Lesson plans, worksheets, and more–a hodgepodge of resources

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By Kathy Kuhl I like to write my own lesson plans, but some days we want help. A friend recommends Lesson Pathways online teaching resources, which are now free. They offer lesson plans, projects, games, and activities for K-5 students. Browse their content here. If you use worksheets, you can find free ones that may […]

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January 09, 2013

Carol Barnier’s How To Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On To Learning

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 Review by Kathy Kuhl How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On to Learning: Homeschooling Highly Distractible, ADHD, or Just Plain Fidgety Kids. [See below to order] When I first saw this title, I said, “Well, my child’s not hyperactive,” and thought the book wasn’t for me. I wish I’d seen the subtitle. […]

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January 09, 2013

Heads Up Helping! by Melinda L. Boring

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Review by Kathy Kuhl: Heads Up Helping: Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working With ADD, ADHD, and Other Children with Challenges Melinda L. Boring is not the least bit boring. This homeschooling mother of three and speech pathologist has written a book filled with practical advice for teaching struggling learners. Her writing is clear and easy […]

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January 09, 2013

The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles by Carol Barnier

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Different children learn differently. Many authors have described these differences and shown us how to figure out our children’s learning styles. But homeschoolers always want to know, “How do I apply this theory to my homeschool? What now?” In her latest book, The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles, Carol Barnier provides […]

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January 09, 2013

The Mislabeled Child by Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D.

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Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources—and Solutions—for Children’s Learning Challenges Hyperion, 2007. 510 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0899-5 Review by Kathy Kuhl Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide have tackled a tough task: explaining many different kinds of learning problems in clear language with practical advice. The result is impressive. If the size—over 500 pages—puts you […]

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