Muses, Music & Memorization

playing musical instrument helps homeschool students memorize

By Amy Barr Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are each over 15,000 lines of skillfully crafted poetry. In them, Homer introduced advanced literary techniques such as foreshadowing, dramatic irony, and metaphor, all while drawing us quickly into the plot with adventure and excitement. The artistry of … [Read more...]

THSC Fights for Child Support for Special Needs Student

Help and guidance from THSC

In many cases of marital separation, child support is legally guaranteed, and this case is no exception. However, one Texas parent threatened to remove child support simply because their daughter is home schooled and, because she has learning disabilities, she may need to be home schooled beyond 18 … [Read more...]

A Time of Preparation

hands holding a rope

Sunday morning I had the rare opportunity to sit at the kitchen table with my husband and enjoy a cup of coffee and quiet conversation before getting ready for church. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a quickly moving shadow. Upon closer inspection, I discovered a small mother cottontail preparing … [Read more...]

Do You See Me?

Leslie Stevens

“Hello.  My name is Leslie.” “Hi Leslie!” “I am a mother of a child with special needs . . . .” Do you ever feel like this?  Do you ever feel like we are all on an island where the only way to receive an admission ticket is having a child with special needs?  Doesn’t really matter the … [Read more...]

Levels of Learning

Levels of Learning

Article first published in THSC REVIEW May 2014. Home school parents talk a lot about teaching and learning. We read books, go to conferences, and attend seminars. Intuitively we know that both teaching and learning happen on many different levels, but breaking the process down can be a bit … [Read more...]