In the Pursuit of Perfection

by Rebecca Kocsis  Published in OTCS News January 2009. Used by permission from the author. I have found that as I fill out my children's report cards, I am usually tempted to assign myself a grade as the teacher. I have a pre-planned formula using my children's...
What You Are Called To Do

What You Are Called To Do

by Gena Suarez, The Old Schoolhouse®  Twenty years goes by so quickly. The magazine you are holding in your hands or reading online is the most recent issue published by a magazine company, The Old Schoolhouse®, which God allowed to "be born" two full decades ago. For...

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What is the Definition of a Homeschooler?

What is the Definition of a Homeschooler?

by Rebecca Kocsis Back in the day That’s a great question. In the olden days of homeschooling—the days of yore—the answer was easy. You could be fairly certain that a homeschool family would fall into one of two camps. There was the traditional single-income family...

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10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

by Katie Julius Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the remembrance of the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as the people waved palm branches and shouted “Hosanna!” (John 12:13), a stark contrast to the events that would occur later that week. This week,...

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Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

by Mary York I remember staring into the eyes of my firstborn for hours, days, and then years as he grew to manhood, wondering what he would be like when he was full grown. I have searched the eyes of all my children with the same curiosity. I remember many wiser,...

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Who’s Supposed to be Teaching These Children?

Who’s Supposed to be Teaching These Children?

by Deborah Wuehler, Senior Editor of The Old Schoolhouse Looking at all the mini-socialists coming out of our public education systems, it makes you wonder what happened to teaching the three R’s rather than these postmodern ideologies proven to be harmful to our...

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Preschool Prerequisites

Preschool Prerequisites

by Rebecca Kocsis I was sitting quietly with my husband before church. The wife of one of our pastors introduced me to a friend who was planning to homeschool. She hoped that I could help her friend with her curriculum dilemma.  “I have been researching, and...

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The Equality Act and Homeschoolers

The Equality Act and Homeschoolers

by John McGowan, Esq. On February 25, the United States House of Representatives passed the “Equality Act”, a law that its proponents say is necessary to prevent people from being discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The...

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College and the Homeschooled Child

College and the Homeschooled Child

by Jennifer Corgan, The Old Schoolhouse You have worked for thirteen long, hard years and have finally arrived at your destination: graduation day! It was not an easy road, but with strength and perseverance on the part of you and your child, you have finally achieved...

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The Third Time is the Charm

The Third Time is the Charm

by Rebecca Kocsis We changed curriculum three times the first year we started to homeschool. Three times. The year we started homeschooling my kids were four, six, and seven. I had mostly borrowed material from a friend that was designed for traditional classroom use....

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Avoiding the Inevitable

Avoiding the Inevitable

by Rebecca Kocsis Not so long ago one of the freeways near me was undergoing construction—major construction—for a couple of years. Because it was a major freeway it was a frustrating and painful experience for any of us trying to navigate from one part of town to the...

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