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Alternative Education Explained

In general, alternative education is an untraditional style of education that is suited to children who don’t excel in the traditional academic classroom. Occasionally, alternative education is aimed at a certain kind of student or group of students. For example, a particular religion could be a focus or preparation for a certain career field. Parents […]

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Teaching Autistic Children is More Than Just Having a Degree

Just as the learning process is never-ending for a child with autism, this is often also true of parents who have autistic children. There are countless hours involved in learning how to properly care for and provide everything needed for a child with autism. Whether it is a daily workable routine, needed therapy sessions and […]

Why Study Anatomy?

Why Study Anatomy?

There are a vast number of television programs that deal with human anatomy and physiology. On a typical day you can watch shows about conjoined twins, little people, or gigantism to name a few. Hardly a day goes by that some anomaly of nature isn’t offered up for our edutainment. Not that I’m complaining. I […]

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Teaching Creative Writing to Children

Reading books with your children not only opens up the whole world to them, but often kick-starts their creative writing juices. For instance, after reading The Wizard of Oz, ask your children to write a story about a strange world. When teaching creative writing to children, I’ve found that using maps, props, cards, books they’ve […]

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Teaching a Child With Oppositional Defiant Disorder

To be successful when teaching a child that has Oppositional Defiance Disorer (ODD), it requires a lot of strategizing with a variety of different techniques. Not only is this type of task usually a difficult one, but it can also be very exhausting and challenging as well. However, it is important to stay focused and remain patient. […]


Home Schooling and Unschooling – An Explanation

Most people have heard the term ‘homeschooling’ but are a bit confused about ‘unschooling.’ The concept of unschooling is a new one. Both are forms of alternative education, but are based on different philosophies. Generally speaking, unschoolers believe a child’s natural curiosity will lead him to discover when and where to learn. With some parental […]