Calvert Education: partnering with parents to educate today’s youth.

Calvert Education Blog Welcome to Calvert Education - a blog about homeschooling and virtual learning from a leader in education for over 100 years.

06 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Alternatives to MS Office

We know that there are times that you’re working on your Calvert Education schoolwork with your student and you’re guided to use Powerpoint, Excel or another Office product.  We’re aware that not every family has access to the Microsoft Office suite of tools.  We want to provide you with a list of free (or low […]

Share

04 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Creative Homeschool Teaching Strategies

As a Learning Guide, you may have heard your child question the importance of diagramming or insist that a particular story is so boring, he can’t read it. Whether the “problem” subject is grammar, math, history, or science, incorporating creative teaching techniques will not only motivate your child to want to learn more but he […]

Share

03 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Power of Memorization

Occasionally I hear from a parent who homeschools but objects to the Calvert practice of  memorization.  Looking back 16 years, the one thing I wish I had embraced more with my kids is the act of learning to memorize. Memory is a funny thing – the younger you are, the more capacity you seem have […]

Share

04 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

An Introduction to Multi-Sensory Learning

What is multi-sensory instruction? Multi-sensory instruction refers to the way information is delivered to the student. The three primary modes of instruction are visual, auditory, and sensory-motor. Visual instruction includes activities like reading a text or looking at a picture. Auditory instruction might involve listening to a lecture or a book on tape. A third […]

Share

04 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Motivating a Reluctant Reader

Motivating a student who does not care for reading or who does not enjoy reading can be a tremendous source of tension in a homeschooling family.  As parents and teachers, we find ourselves frustrated because we want to help our child, but we may not know where to start.  The tips below were featured on […]

Share