Tag Archives: Encouragement
Directions and Detours | HSLDA Blog

Directions and Detours

Even though a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, it seems we very seldom take the direct route. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error before we figure out where we are going, and sometimes it turns out we’re right back where we started. When we moved into our current […]

The 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts

Do the right thing. Don’t do the wrong thing. Until recently, I’d have said that these statements were basically the same. Both express an important virtue that homeschooling parents want to pass on to their children. But my perspective changed after the 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts. I imagine a lot of households struggle with […]

Anyone Can Learn!

We recently watched the Pixar movie Ratatouille again and, as usual, our family enjoyed it immensely. The movie—the major theme of which is the motto Anyone Can Cook!—provides a positive message of encouragement and empowerment, along with a healthy dose of humor, dream-chasing, and vignettes on French cooking. As fun as it can be to […]

Regressing Toward the Mean | HSLDA Blog

Regressing Toward the Mean

I remember being fascinated by the concept in statistics called “Regression toward the mean,” which involves the idea that extreme cases (of either exceptionally excellent or exceptionally dismal results) are usually mere outliers and will typically be followed up with more average and expected results. This means that a truly stellar performance does not necessarily […]