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Training the Adolescent Brain

As a professional counselor, teacher and former homeschool mom, I am hoping to present some information on homeschooling adolescents which may be helpful in navigating the emotional angst which sometimes comes with this territory.   My input comes in the form of some educational information on the struggles which teens face, but it is my firm Read More…

Handouts from CHAP 2018 Lancaster, PA

Here are the links to the PowerPoint slides I used in my sessions at CHAP: Developing Creative & Critical Thinking Skills CHAP Inspire Your Kids to Write Their Hearts Out Raising An Independent Learner Chap Standing Strong through High School CHAP

The Grit Habit

If Grit was simply will power or self-control eventually most of us would be exhausted and there would be few of us who would be able to keep up with the work.  Although these characteristics are important, for the persistence needed to be gritty we need to develop a different strategy.  The strategy of consistently Read More…

Preparing for AP English: Free Printable!

Enrolling in an AP English class can feel both exciting and intimidating. AP Language and AP Literature are great opportunities for students to leap into texts which contain interesting characters, beautiful language and important ideas. It also gives them a chance to explore those ideas in their own writing as they develop their analysis and Read More…