Tag Archives: Teachable Moments
Confessions of a Mother Bird | HSLDA Blog

Confessions of a Mother Bird

Daisy* was near tears. “But why can’t I do it?” she protested. “I’d just like you to be a little older first, honey,” I answered, trying to choose my words carefully. “I’m not really comfortable with you doing that by yourself.” “It’s not fair!” she exclaimed. “You’re treating me like a baby. Why are you […]

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 […]

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 […]