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  1. Big and deep conversations Something along the lines of Difficult Conversations or Crucial Conversations or Thanks for the Feedback or anything about dealing with people in a healthy way.
  2. If there is a fee, I think you should avoid it scholarship search companies but my daughter read good reviews about I do not have time right now to research this and what little google search I have done isn't yielding the info I think must be out there. Have any of you used this or rejected using it? Thanks in advance for any input you can give. Kendall
  3. I knew I had asked this before! I tried to search on WTM for it in my activity, but it didn't show up. I just did a google search for this topic and one result was the thread I started above:)!
  4. Convince me of the value of doing more than a few problems (or any) of solving 2nd order and higher order systems of equations by hand using augmented matrices. I don't want to be lazy about it, but I also don't want to do it just because it was taught for years. We are using the Foerster Algebra and Trig text for Algebra 2 Thanks, Kendall
  5. I think if you decide not to take the test you get a refund less $40. I don't like it, but at least you don't lose the full cost
  6. When I added a 4th, 5th,and 6th child to my school day (and littles underneath!) I did sometimes teach the lesson the evening before and then the next day the child could start his math without me and then during the day I was only needed if he had a question, and I could be teaching another child. It really helped when I did this. With some of my quicker kids, I didn't need to because they needed very little time with me before starting the problems. In my experience, my children much prefered me teaching them to them reading the lesson. YMMV. They did plenty of stuff on their own, but math I taught directly to them.
  7. I just teach my kids the lessons and It sounds like you could do the same, but I have heard that Math Without Borders sells video teaching for use with the Foerster text.
  8. In that situation I might start Foerster Algebra 1. He doesn't need to finish AOPS prealgebra; much of the rest of the book is material that will be covered in geometry or in algebra. You could have him slowly work through AOPS if he moves quickly in the algebra 1, which you may find that he does. This would give him the challenge of AOPS without the pacing frustration. My last few kids have done the first 7 or 8 chapters of AOPS and then done Foerster Algebra 1. It is a very strong algebra 1 text. My other children just did the Foerster text. He will find the first few chapters easy and can maybe build carefulness and reduce discouragement. When my children are missing problems, I check their work or have them check their work after every few problems.
  9. I haven't found the kind of program that does retrieval practice perfectly (see, but making your own set of index cards with the different types of problems (1 per card) and having the student cycle through reviewing them regularly has been the most effective for my children. This works with any program. Also, I don't know what topics are covered in McRuffy 5, but so much of 7th/8th grade math is just a review of grade school. Get that all solid by a regular system of review and Algebra 1 in 9th is quite possible.
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  11. I'm looking for non fiction books about anything in the 400-1600 time period. Things along the line of How The Irish Saved Civilization or biographies. I am looking for books particularly for my 10th and 12th graders, but if you have a title that's a little young I'll take that, too. I've got an 8th and 6th grader as well. Thanks, Kendall
  12. Have any of you used Building Brilliant Architects? I'm interested in the Introduction to Architecture course. Thanks, Kendall
  13. My son, who is also an older child of many siblings and was/is very good with children, would suggest or better yet the book by the same title or Easy to love, difficult to discipline has similar material by the same author (and is shorter) . As with all books, there will be a thing or two to throw out, but he has worked part time as a preschool teacher for 3 years and has gained very effective skills through this. One big thing he has learned is to view his time with the children with a focus on connecting with them rather than taking care of them. The nominal charge could pay for supplies. i agree that without payment people often don't show BUT if it is a chance to leave your child somewhere for free? I think they will show up!
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