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Homeschool Teacher

a practical guide to inspiring academic excellence

Grades 1-8

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Welcome to Homeschool Teacher.

Find out how to maximize your children's learning potential, structure classes, and encourage reading and writing stamina and mathematical proficiency.

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Homeschool Teacher is a guide for families new to homeschooling, old hands looking for ideas, and parents wanting to help their children after school.

Based on fifteen years of homeschooling experience and academic research, Homeschool Teacher covers how we learn, teaching tactics, specific recommendations for subject areas, how to choose the best curriculum for your family and situation, and above all, how to make school rigorous and interesting, academic and practical.

Homeschool Teacher provides ideas on melding the best of traditional academics and child-led learning to develop an individual program that will maximize your child's potential.

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About the Author

Kate Laird graduated from Harvard with a degree in history, a good set of study skills, and a 100-ton captain's license. Her first teaching job began seven days after graduation, tutoring three children on a sailboat crossing the Pacific. That "year off" turned into twenty-five, as she worked on boats around the world, sometimes pausing to write about it.

In the middle, she taught for another two years at the University of New Hampshire, while earning an MA in English, but then didn't think much more about education until it came time to teach her two daughters. The last fifteen years have been devoted to their educations, as the family worked and traveled on the edges of civilization from Greenland to Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego to New Zealand, through the South Pacific to Japan and now in Alaska.

Free Resources

Homeschooling 101 talk

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Homeschool Teacher Blog

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Listen to my interview on "Unschool when you can, teach when you must" for National School Choice Week

Reviews of Homeschool Teacher

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© Kate Laird 2020