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Articles by author: Cara McLauchlan

The Deep Connection of Reading

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“If we want them to become lifelong learners, we should encourage them to begin having conversations with the author” (Leigh Bortins, The Conversation, 61). Even though my son is in high school and a full blown teenager, I still read to him every night at bedtime....
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Drawing Out the Wonder: 5 Tools to Make Your High School Day More Delightful

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“Rhetoric is the use of knowledge and understanding to perceive wisdom, pursue virtue and proclaim truth” (Leigh Bortins, The Conversation, 38). If I had to sum up my favorite memories of the elementary homeschooling years, it would be “hot cocoa and buttered popcorn...
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What’s In Your Classroom?

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What’s In Your Classroom? The Three Essential Ingredients for a High School at Home “Homeschooling is a team sport. Our goal is not to launch our children as individuals, but to unify a family that can face the challenges and rewards of life as a team” (Leigh Bortins...
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A Life Worthy of Explanation

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“We didn’t set out with a list of reasons we would homeschool in high school; rather, we pursued a life we loved” (Leigh Bortins, The Conversation, 6). Recently, I was listening to a sermon by Pastor Francis Chan. He made a statement that stuck with me even though I...
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Reminders from God

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A Walk through Psalms: Reminders from God As our family prepares to begin the high school years and Challenge I this fall, I have been creating quite a few checklists and filling out reminders for myself. There is something about embarking upon high school that makes...
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