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Six Steps for Decorating Your Home

Happy New Year! In January, I will celebrate my blog's first anniversary. I am very thankful for having this space to write and share my ideas about our learning environment and interest-based learning. I often share photos of my home and the ways we use our space for learning, homework, and making. It is important… Continue reading Six Steps for Decorating Your Home

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Acceleration and Enrichment for Advanced Learners

Areas of study should be based on  the learner's interests.      Over the last several years, I have been interested in learning about the instructional and schooling needs of advanced learners.  In my coursework in gifted education, the idea that most stood out for me is that learning should be based on a child's… Continue reading Acceleration and Enrichment for Advanced Learners

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A Season for Handicrafts

     During the holiday season I like to invite the kids to make and create.  Sometimes we make cookies or a cake after school while we talk about our day.  Then they are off to complete homework or play for awhile.  On weekends and when the kids are out of school during winter break… Continue reading A Season for Handicrafts