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New to Learning at Home? Start Here:

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Recently, because of the COVID-19 virus and its implications for education, I was interviewed by Matt Villano for his CNN article on How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids. The article is packed with experts sharing interesting information for parents, and he included my advice on getting kids outside (you know that is a passion of mine!).

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Learning at home? The internet is a big place!! Here’s our ever-evolving guide to the best free online educational resources. (Just started homeschooling? Read our New to Learning at Home? Start Here.) Let’s go!

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

Songs from Holocaust Testimonies Comprise New Musical Production from Yale University

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In the Nazi concentration camps of World War II, Jewish prisoners forged significant bonds and created ephemeral documents of their torturous experiences through song. Yale University's Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has produced an album, in collaboration with musicologist and musician D. Zisl Slepovitch, to honor the significance of these works: "Where Is Our Homeland?: Songs from Testimonies in the Fortunoff Video Archive, Volume 1."

The Basics of Setting Up Your Own Tutorial Business

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The  tutoring industry in the United States costs $7 billion and is growing in popularity in both home and on-site sectors, according to Franchise Help. Even with access to learning materials online, having a teacher live-in-action to conduct lessons plays a different impact on students. Thus, the tutoring industry is a good niche to break into if you are looking to set up a new venture. So, how do you start a tutoring business? Here’s what you need to know.

Why is Lifelong Learning a Vital Tool for Educators?

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Teachers, by the very nature of their job, have an instinct for learning, distilling and sharing information, and they are also the very symbol of a lifelong passion for discovering new things. “The need for imagination, as a sense of truth, and as a feeling of responsibility—these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education,” said Rudolf Steiner, yet when this need is ignited,  it never truly ends.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Finding Ease Amidst the Chaos

by Stacey Ebert / Mar 30, 2020 /
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What a strange time we’re all in right now. Half of the world is literally in shutdown or lockdown mode. Kids who only five minutes ago learned in a traditional brick and mortar establishment have been thrust (along with their teachers and staff) into a world of e-learning.

Parents and community members are dealing with fears of a virus and doing their best to maneuver through the ever-changing landscape of rules, regulations, and shifts.

Boca Raton Museum of Art: Keep Kids Smart with ART

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Boca Raton Museum of Art is launching a new series of free Online Community Art Initiatives for all ages via their social media pages, featuring the new Keep Kids Smart with ART series to help parents and their children who are home from school.

Boca Raton Museum of Art: Keep Kids Smart with ART

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Launches Frost Science@Home Digital Learning Platform

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New Free Series Offers At-Home Education, Exploration, Activities and More 

Frankenstein's Monster: What Does It Mean To Be a Person?

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I sat down at the roots of a tree to draw what seemed to be a Marguerite, a delicate white flower. I was surrounded by trees and mountain tops as I doodled away with my pencil in my well-loved notebook. As is typical with dreams, I never once questioned how these things came into my possession, or even how I had arrived at such a magical place. As dusk approached, I decided to wander further into the forest, until coming across one of the most unsightly creatures I had ever seen. 

The Creative Seed Will Encourage Creative Growth

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As a sufferer of writer's block, I was excited to read a book about creativity, The Creative Seed: How to Enrich Your Life Through Creativity by Lilian Wissink.

The Creative Seed Will Encourage Creative Growth

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