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Learning Styles vs. Teaching Styles

I have heard so much about children’s learning styles and how important it is for children to learn based on them.  You read blog posts about how you can adapt your teaching to fit the student’s learning style. Did you know that you, as the teacher of your children, have a Teaching Style?! {This post …

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The Bryant Family Spotlight! I am so excited to put my family in the spotlight for you.  You guessed it!  We are the Teach Me Joy family!  This will give you a close, inside look at our family in Papua, Indonesia and how we live here. Let Me Introduce My Family Luke is my husband …

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Living Overseas makes ordering a lot of books and curriculum a little difficult.  This year I had 2 criteria when I was looking for new curriculum for us. 1. I wanted something that my older children could do primarily on their own, with minimal teaching from me. 2.  I wanted some good online choices.  Having …

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{This post may contain my referral links. You can Click Here for my full disclosure policy.} Everyone Loves Schoolhouse Teacher’s Start-Of-The-Year Sale! Start 2018 out with a BANG! This Year is the Best Yet! There are families that wait for this sale every year, and this year they will love it even more! Only $90 …

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Evaluate

How Do You Combat Homeschool Burnout? Every January I like to look at and evaluate several aspects of our homeschool.  Below are 5 questions that I ask myself to make the second half of our year dynamic! What programs/curriculum are working and what is NOT working for my family? What scheduling tricks seem to be …

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It’s fall, but not on our tropical island!  What do you do when you want to have a sledding party, but there is no snow and no sleds?!    Find a big grassy hill,  Grab as much cardboard as you can,  Load up a pick-up truck with all your friends!   {This post may contain my referral …

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This post may contain affiliate links. I remember the anxiety that began as my firstborn turned 3 and then 4!  What was the best way to educate this little guy?  We decided to put him in a private 3 day a week K4 program that was geared to getting these little people ready for kindergarten.  …

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This post may contain affiliate links. #1 The #1 Item I must have at the beginning of every school year is a good COFFEE MUG!  A regular mug doesn’t do it.  I have to reheat my coffee 5 times before I finish.  Who wants to do that?!  I have found that a good stainless steel …

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The Brinkman Adventures Radio Shows are such an entertaining and educational way to practice listening with my children, that when I heard about the new curriculum that accompanies these shows, I was ecstatic!  These Adventures go right along with what Teach Me Joy is all about.  These based on truth stories expand your child’s world …

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{My posts may contain referral links} I am very eclectic when I choose curriculum.  Even when I went with a boxed curriculum I supplemented with other things.  One of my favorite things about teaching is choosing curriculum that will fit the needs of the child.  There have been years when we started something I thought …

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