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Our NEW SEA Homeschoolers webpage domain is now live! Please bear with us while we transition to our new home.

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An Eclectic Approach to Becoming a Writer

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It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.

– Ernest Hemingway

A question that I often come across on homeschool forums is what can you do to help  a struggling writer. I had a struggling writer for many years, and now that he is 16 and thinking about college he is debating majoring in writing…

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The Best of the Best The Graphic Novel Buyer’s Guide

graphicnovel2Graphic novels are fun to read, because they can go into more detail than a normal book. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This doesn’t necessarily mean graphic novels lead to more creative thinking on the part of the reader, but because graphic novels use words and illustrations to progress through the story this does away with the need to describe visual things using words alone. The meaning of the author and illustrator is much less up to interpretation. Therefore you better understand the experience specifically designed for you by the creators of the graphic novel. If they want you to feel scared, for example, instead of taking an entire page to describe how frightened the characters are and how gloomy and dark the world is, the author can have a single frame in which the world is dark and gloomy with the characters looking scared…

 

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Learning Through the Holiday Season

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Looking back over the years, December has always been one of the most difficult months for homeschooling. Right around the end of November, my children just seem to lose the ability to focus on their lessons.  Unfortunately, it isn’t just the children who lose focus – my schedule tends to get a little busier this time of year too. Distractions range from shopping, baking, extra housework and decorating, to preparing for company – there is a lot to do in December…

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Service Learning Mission: Planting the seeds of compassion

Aristotle wisely said that educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. I strongly believe in this…

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A Homeschool Dad Tells About His Recent Service Project in Guatemala

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As some of you may know, service and volunteerism are part of our family’s philosophy. Blair, my wife and co-founder of SEA Homeschoolers, has previously written about this aspect of our family on her blog and here on SEA. In fact, as I’m writing this, she and our son Sean are in downtown San Diego helping newly naturalized citizens register to vote as they exit their final ceremony with their citizenship documents in hand. I was there with them last month, and it is awesome to see the excitement and enthusiasm on the faces of these new U.S. citizens. Many of them are escaping persecution or poverty in their native countries and are simply looking for an opportunity to create a better life for their children…

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HOMESCHOOLING – THE EARLY YEARS

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I have been part of the online homeschool community for a number of years, and I often come across posts from a parent who is panicked about whether their young child or children are doing enough school work. Often the posts will list all the curriculum the parent has purchased and planned for the year and then go on to discuss how frustrated both the parent and the child are becoming with their school day. Sometimes the child becomes grumpy and uncooperative, sometimes the parent feels like all they are doing is yelling at the child, and it is obvious to me that everyone is miserable…

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A Day in the Life: Emily’s Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool

Day in the Life

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Every homeschooler wants to get a peek into another’s day. We’re always curious about how other mom’s manage. Maybe your homeschool tends toward very school-at-home, or  classical, or project-based.  We all picture every other homeschool mom as being a Pinterest-worthy super-mom, but really, we’re all pretty much the same – just doing our best to educate our children as well as we possibly can…

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