Tag Archives: Relationships

What about Socialization?

Today let’s talk about the infamous question, “What about socialization?” It’s funny to me that when people find out we homeschool, they never inquire about substantive academics. Like, “What about math? Are you sure that you possess adequate skills to teach STEM subjects in this advanced technological age?” But people are concerned that our homeschooled […]

Hand in Hand

One of the beauties of homeschooling is the ability to custom craft a training program to meet the specific needs of each individual student. What I like about the tutoring environment is the flexibility and freedom. I love the notion of teaching the basic parameters and setting my students loose on the world to put […]

Companion Planting

After a late snowstorm unleashed its final attack at the end of an unseasonably warm winter, we decided to risk the elements and start our garden. Usually it seems that bringing out the summer clothes is the trigger for a final frost or snowfall, but in this case, when we swapped out the seasonal wardrobes, […]

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 […]