homeschool, Learning Resources, My Personal Perspective

What’s The Core Problem With Standardized Testing?

Standardized testing is a term, that for over the past several decades has become taboo.  But, what is the problem?  Where is the base of it?  Or does it exist at all? When Did We Institute Standardized Tests Anyway? As the U.S. gathered recruits in preparation to join the effort of World War I they… Continue reading What’s The Core Problem With Standardized Testing?

Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

When you hear the term assessment in the general public it is often associated with the term standardized, which over the years has become quite the dirty word.  No student wants to think of themselves as 'standard'. No parents want their child judged solely on the results of a single morning's exam.  And, no teacher… Continue reading 5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

My Personal Perspective

Teaching the “Unteachable”

"We are just a holding cell until they get to big people prison." I shot a look around, was I the only one hearing this?!  At each tiny table students studied with headphones, gossiped with friends, and the whizzing of the milk steamer blared loudly drowning out any sounds of nearby conversation.  I wondered what… Continue reading Teaching the “Unteachable”