Calvert Education Homeschooling Blog

Welcome to the Calvert Education Blog. Written by homeschooling parents, professional educators, and Calvert team members, the Calvert Blog was designed to give you updates on Calvert Education, tips and tricks for educating your students, and more!

22 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The New SAT

At the beginning of March, the College Board announced that starting  in 2016 there would be some major changes made to the SAT.  As Calvert students now have the opportunity to venture into Calvert High School, you may be wondering what these changes mean for your student.  As always, Calvert will provide your student with [...]

21 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Text Speak – The New Foreign Language

A quick scroll through a teenager’s phone, Facebook, or Twitter account might leave you wondering if you have stumbled onto a new foreign language.   Many of us understand the basics: LOL, BRB, U for you, etc.  I use some of them too,  especially when my characters are limited (such as Twitter), but never, ever in [...]

18 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Writing Strategies – Choosing a Topic

A sure-fire way to produce a look of panic on a student’s face is to tell them to get out their writing journal and write about whatever they want. Sure, there are a random few that are willing to take on this task, but more often than not, the kids will just freeze in place. [...]

14 April 2014 ~ 7 Comments

Essential Calvert High School Design Elements Blog Conversations

Second in a Series: Learn, Use, Teach Calvert’s new High School is deliberately designed around an inquiry-based approach that we call Learn, Use, Teach,  expanding learning beyond a computer screen’s four corners.  We believe that this active approach to on-line learning is critical to students’ success and leads to real learning that is not possible [...]

11 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ten Reasons to Homeschool – The Lighter Side

There are many reasons families make the decision to homeschool.  Each of those reasons is just right for your family.  We also know that every family has their own unique set of reasons that make that decision right for them.  We’ve come up with a quick list with some of the lighter reasons that maybe [...]