Posts tagged: homeschooling

Finding the Time to Homeschool

By , May 30, 2015

Even though Aly recently left college (see Aly Graduates!) I still think a lot about homeschooling, unschooling in particular. A while back I wrote a rather long piece about finding time to homeschool, a major concern for many parents considering taking a more active role in their child’s education. It offers a simple test to see how much time you really need to match most public education.

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Shy Ghosts Dancing in the Classroom

By , September 26, 2014

(It would have been more entertaining for me, though far less accurate, to call this post “Shy Ghosts Dancing on the Desks.”)

Yesterday I visited a group of homeschoolers to read and discuss one of my short stories from Shy Ghosts Dancing: Dark Tales from Southeast Alaska.

A friend teaches the class on reading and writing, and asked me to provide an example of how setting, the forests and water of Southeast Alaska in this case, adds atmosphere to a ghost or horror story.  She’s using the book as one of her resources. Continue reading 'Shy Ghosts Dancing in the Classroom'»

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