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How to Gameschool Language Arts

How To Gameschool Language Arts

Gameschooling Language Arts is pretty simple. You can start with board games you already might have on hand: think Scrabble, Mad Libs, Apples to Apples, Boulderdash, Trivia, to name a few, or ones not mentioned here that have Language Arts elements such as reading, writing, storytelling, listening, summarizing, and pretending. Watch my video below about … Read more

How To Gameschool The Classics

How To Gameschool The Classics

This week, I’m on the kick of Gameschooling. Why? It’s February. This is the season for spicing up the homeschool routine because the winter doldrums can hit most homeschoolers pretty hard with boredom, restlessness, stir craziness (if you’re cooped up inside), and curriculum burnout. It’s cold out for many of us in the Northern hemisphere. … Read more

How To Start Gameschooling

How To Start Gameschooling

During the fall of 2019, I did something crazy and way out of my comfort zone. I took a full-time job as a Pre-algebra teacher AND boarding house parent at the Arthur Morgan School (AMS) for middle schoolers in Burnsville, NC. It was one of my top most challenging years teaching ever. Not only were … Read more

How To Do Outdoor Math Through Play

How To Do Outdoor Math Through Play 2

When I opened an in-person nature-based homeschool program for the residential and local multi-age kids at Heathcote Intentional Community in Freeland, Maryland back in 2010, we spent HOURS per program day outdoors. Granted, it was super easy and enticing to be out in nature on 112 acres in a beautiful wooded valley complete with a … Read more

How to Find Math in Play

How To Find Math In Play

Way back in 2010, I joined a homeschool Open Classroom program, or classroom without walls, as an apprentice to the program facilitator, Dana. Dana told me during the first month, I would deschool. At first, I wasn’t sure what that meant. I found out quickly. At first I was more of an observer of the … Read more

10 Tips for Gloriously Relaxed Homeschool Math

MathArt student, Josh, showing his tasty tessellation cookies. Do you get all worked up about math? I believe that no other school subject gets parents worked up in a fevered sweat like math does. Our modern public education systems insists on students completing a rigorous no goshbegone nonsense math curriculum. Unless you have a natural … Read more

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