Why We Use All About Reading With My Dyslexic Son
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by Shawna
4h ago
We began homeschooling my youngest son when he was in kindergarten. He loved animals, getting messy and telling terrible jokes. (Five years later, he still does!) Having him home was fun, for both of us, almost all the time. The only exception was when it was time to practice phonics. We tried every single program... The post Why We Use All About Reading With My Dyslexic Son appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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Homeschooling High School: Senior Year Curriculum Overview
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by Shawna
6d ago
This is a realistic look at what we had planned vs. what we actually accomplished for my son’s homeschool senior year. For more than a full year, I shared exactly what our weekly lesson plans looked like. I also shared what actually ended up happening each week. The truth is, I planned to do the... The post Homeschooling High School: Senior Year Curriculum Overview appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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Headsets For Children With Learning Differences: An Overview
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by Shawna
2w ago
The value of using headsets for children with learning differences is significant for many learners. Let’s explore the reasons why they make such an impact and consider examples of headsets that really work in an educational setting. Over the years, I have shared many resources that have made a real difference in homeschooling children with... The post Headsets For Children With Learning Differences: An Overview appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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Homeschooling When Your Life Is Falling Apart
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by Shawna
3w ago
Is it possible to homeschool when your life is falling apart? I began homeschooling when my youngest child was in preschool. 13 years later, he is graduating in just a few weeks. Homeschooling Through Divorce His senior year has been one of the hardest, if not the hardest, for both of us. Transitioning to being... The post Homeschooling When Your Life Is Falling Apart appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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What Works In Your Homeschool?
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by Shawna
1M ago
We go into homeschooling with an idea of how it should be. Then life happens. My best advice? Do what works in your homeschool, and let the rest go. Here’s why. This year has been a lot. For example, I’m currently writing a new post with a working a title of Homeschooling When Your Life... The post What Works In Your Homeschool? appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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Common Homeschooling Challenges: From Burnout to Motivation
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by Shawna
2M ago
Hey there, fellow homeschooling warriors! ???? Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting out on this incredible journey, you’ve probably faced a few challenges along the way. Trust me, we’ve all been there. From the “I don’t wanna do math today” moments to the “Why did I think I could teach my child?” doubts,... The post Common Homeschooling Challenges: From Burnout to Motivation appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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Interest-Led Unit Studies For Older Children: A Behind The Scenes Look
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by Shawna
4M ago
At any given point in my time, my boys have one or two overriding interests each, that guide almost everything we do. For my oldest, it’s usually something build oriented. Building aquariums, building computers, building guitars – you get the idea. For my youngest, it’s almost always something related to animals or Harry Potter, or... The post Interest-Led Unit Studies For Older Children: A Behind The Scenes Look appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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Homeschool Testing When Your Child Has Learning Differences
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by Shawna
5M ago
I spoke to a mom last week about her state’s homeschooling laws and requirements. I have never been more thankful to live in California.  She was asking for direction in how to best approach the annual homeschool testing required by her state, for her son with significant learning differences. She was also a little panicked.... The post Homeschool Testing When Your Child Has Learning Differences appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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When Is It Time To Quit Homeschooling?
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by Shawna
6M ago
When is it time to admit that life circumstances or homeschooling in general isn’t working? When is it time to quit homeschooling? Over the years, I have faced several difficulties that caused me to question if it was time to throw in the towel and quit homeschooling. Every single diagnosis created a dread in me.... The post When Is It Time To Quit Homeschooling? appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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Ten Things We Don’t Do To Celebrate Christmas
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by Shawna
6M ago
I have been feeling the pressure for a while now. It was subtle at first. Like a vague feeling of stress, mixed with the whisper that I am forgetting something. Then, as the holiday season progressed, it grew. The shopping, the wrapping, the traditions, the parties – the holiday season is in full force. This... The post Ten Things We Don’t Do To Celebrate Christmas appeared first on Different By Design Learning ..read more
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