I received an email from a friend this morning: Hey, Anne, I have a question. Would your lesson plans be able to be applied to non-Torah-observant Christians? I was recommending you to a friend of ours from church who homeschools her son and wants to be able to add more Scripture to history and such.
We have a goal of providing Bible-based teacher training for homeschooling parents, as well as Bible study, marriage, and parenting. We host a free online conference every summer, and we also also teach short videos on our YouTube channel. This page lists many of the sessions we have taught. Use this page as a “teacher
There are many ways to describe how children grow into maturity. Classical education, for instance, uses the “grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric” stages to show how education needs to change as children get older. Christine Miller explains it: The Grammar Stage – learning a body of knowledge about a subject The Dialectic Stage – learning to
Why is it important to teach our children to read instructions? Why do we spend the first ten years (or so) of a child’s life emphasizing basic literacy skills, such as phonics, spelling, handwriting, and fluency in reading? Why should we expect that a child raised in a Torah-observant household would have a higher ability
There are many opinions on what things are needed in the Messianic “movement” over the next few decades. I don’t think I’m an expert on this subject at all, but I do have some opinions as a mother and as a “teacher” at HomeschoolingTorah. I get goosebumps as I think about the potential we mothers
I have naively believed for far too long that if a person regularly attends church, sings songs about how God created the world, mentions creation in prayers or liturgy, or homeschools her children, that she must therefore be a creationist. Those in the old-earth camp say they believe God created the world but that He
We are often contacted about our stance on the Common Core State Standards (or CCS). The following is our official statement: We believe that God’s Word, the Scriptures (all 66 books), are the only “Common Core” that matters. If the states pass a standard that happens to match up with Scripture, we’re in agreement with
As we’re preparing to launch our new world history curriculum (Daniel’s Statue: Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome), I’ve been really pondering what we homeschoolers should do about teaching pagan mythology to our children. Should we teach about Greek gods and goddesses? Should we include myths and stories of giants, fairies, ogres, and more? The homeschooling
Sometimes we mothers spend all our time figuring out which curriculum we should purchase for our children, or how to make lesson plans for the coming year, and we completely forget that we as teachers also need to grow and learn. Here are 10 ways that you can continually grow, ever becoming a better teacher
This post was written in 2012, before we started writing curriculum for all sorts of subjects over at HomeschoolingTorah and here at Foundations Press. You know what would be awesome? Awesome would be a camera crew going into a variety of homes on an average Tuesday morning and filming what their homeschool actually looks like.We
Just to encourage you today, here are some great quotes from God’s Word, to help you in your parenting and homeschooling. God’s Word has all we need. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2
I think families have gotten lazy, sadly passing on the instruction of their children to others. It’s fine to delegate, as long as the teacher is held strictly accountable to the mother and father. But we should be extremely careful about “delegating” the instruction of God. As Mr. Clarke reminds us, “what a dreadful account must [parents] give in the great day!”
Seriously, dear mother, have you give careful consideration to the thought that you will stand before God someday? Have you rehearsed what you will tell God about the methods and parenting techniques that you use each day?
Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible, originally published in the early 1800s, has an interesting note on Deuteronomy 6:25. It is about the most excellent summary of homeschooling philosophy I’ve ever read. I can’t stop thinking about it…
Today, we’re continuing on with our discussion from chapter 3 of Juggling Life’s Responsibilities. “According to Jeremiah 17:9, we should not trust our own judgment. Why not?” Let me give you a little background to this discussion. In my Juggling book, I wrote, “Women especially need wisdom. Each of us needs wisdom to be a
As we continue our Bible study from my Juggling Life’s Responsibilities, we see this question: “According to Psalm 111:10, where does wisdom begin?” “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding” (Psalm 111:10). “What does it mean to ‘fear the LORD’?” Since a common form