The Easiest Way to Find Free Online Classes

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One of the key elements of a self-directed eduction, particularly for older kids and adults, is the ability to choose what, how, and when to learn something. This is becoming easier every day, thanks to the proliferation of online tutorials, courses, and schools. Over the next few weeks, I plan to research these options to […]

Infographics For Kids

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Recently, I’ve been messing around with infographic websites, looking for better ways to help my OLLY app customers get started. It’s always hard to learn how to use new software, especially one with a lot of different features, and no one really wants to wade through a lot of text. I have some video tutorials […]

This Rap Song Says it All

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If I could pick a theme song for Legendary Learning, this just might be it (please note that there is some foul language, and mistakes with the transcribed lyrics, but the message is there): I’m not usually a fan of rap music, but these guys have a gift for lyrics and rhythm that make me […]

Video Interview Thursday Jan. 24th

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Would you like the chance to ask me questions about homeschooling? There will be a one hour live interview with me tomorrow at 12:00 pm (EST) on WizIQ, an online learning platform that has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Mashable, and other media sources. Here is the link for more information. […]

Getting Things Done When Everything Keeps Getting Undone

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Here we are in 2013. This is the time of year when we all look back to take stock of what we have accomplished and renew our plans for the future, right? Does this make you feel giddy or defeated? Does it feel like you got anything done last year? This is particularly hard to […]

Even Schools are Recognizing the Value of Personalized Learning

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I heard a report on my local public radio station about the finalists for the federally funded “Race to the Top” competition. According to the Department of Education website, the sixteen winning “districts will share nearly $400 million to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, […]

Bollywood Dancer or Dentist?

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I was chatting the other day with one of my daughter’s dearest friends from school – I’ll call her Padma. She was telling me how much she wished she could be a Bollywood dancer when she grows up, but her parents don’t approve. They want her to be a dentist. This is perhaps understandable. If […]

Domestic Inspiration

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When my first child was born, I was still in the Coast Guard and got to experience the role of “working mother” (although we know of course that all mothers are working mothers). It was hard being away from my baby all day, and even with my husband’s help it was hard to find time […]

If you Like Mushrooms, You’re Going to Love This

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I know I don’t normally write about what I made for dinner, but this was so good I had to share! I made this recipe for Creamy Mushroom Bruschetta with Arugula Salad using a trio-pack of gourmet mushrooms from Costco. It WAS SO delicious, especially on rye toasts! Also, the recipe is super easy and quick […]