Jeanne Faulconer on October 29th, 2009

In another round of going through my inbox of articles submitted to Home Education Magazine, I’m reeling from the number of similarly named articles. Writers have worked hard on their articles for HEM, which we appreciate. But at the moment of truth, when writers “save” or “name” their files, 90% make the same choice: “HEM [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on October 2nd, 2009

Submissions to Home Education Magazine are wide ranging. Most of our content is generated by homeschooling parents, but we also get articles from non-homeschoolers. The article ”Using Writing Contests” by Thursday Bram, a non-homeschooling writer, is coming up in our November-December issue. Most submissions by non-homeschooling writers don’t get published, usually because the articles don’t reflect an understanding of the ways home education [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on September 27th, 2009

Some of HEM’s best homeschooling articles are about homeschooling methods. Others provide rich resources for learning. Others are personal homeschooling stories that will help other parents overcome challenges. We also cover legal and political issues. But none are more important to our general readership than the articles that are simply reflective and encouraging. I love to have at least one of these [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on September 24th, 2009

Writer Carron Armstrong explored resources and ideas to help younger kids learn “money smarts” in her article in the September-October 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine. Coming up in the November-December 2009 issue, Carron Armstrong tells HEM readers about great strategies, websites, books, programs, magazines, and other resources that we can use to  help our older kids and [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on August 24th, 2009

Editors, of course, pay a lot of attention to words, though some eurekas take longer to develop than they should. Reading to my youngest from The Story of Science again tonight, I realized that “matter” - the basic structural component of the universe - has its roots in the Latin word “materia,” which is derived [...]

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