A Parenting Reminder from Sushi

SUSHI, SASHIMI, AND NORI – O MY!

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Listening Skills Via Charlie Brown

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING, CHARLIE BROWN!

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Applying to College as a Homeschooler, or How to Create the Persuasive Homeschool Application, Part 3

I’ll also provide guidance on how to turn what often is a weakness into a great strength.

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From Horns to Holiness

This brought to my mind how good our God is in the institution of the Sacrament of Penance.

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Parenting by Omission, or A Leg Up in Life

It is very satisfying to see the fruits of seeds planted when our children were very small…

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Perseverance in Homeschooling

When you are having a difficult time in your homeschool, try thinking of the Holy Family escaping to Egypt, or the saints who went through difficult times...

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Downtime

I love this time of year! It’s when our busy homeschool family gets a little downtime!

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Planting Seeds

I encourage you all during this new spring season to take the time to plant your own seeds of faith within your family. The Church offers the seeds...

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Activism in Support of Homeschooling in California

Live in California? Check out this post on homeschooling.

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Almost There

It’s the final push before the big break. We are almost there!

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How to Disagree with Civility

Good luck as you continue practicing the skill of artful discourse!

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Roles and Models in Education

As educators, whether we are teaching our own children or those of others, we must accept with gratitude and humility the role God has determined for us...

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Literature and Children

Literature is key to a Catholic classical education.

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Devotion to the Holy Face

I encourage you to learn more about this important devotion. If you do not already have an image of Our Lord’s Sacred Face...

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Kolbe Academy's 2018 Graduation

Check out this summary of the 2018 Graduation.

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Patricia Kolakowski's 2018 Graduation Address

So, Class of 2018, I know that whatever you choose to pursue, you will succeed.

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Charlie Mihaliak's 2018 Graduation Address

Well, your haircut is finished, and your stylist is lost somewhere between impressed and petrified.

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Jordan Almanzar's 2018 Graduation Address

And with that…congratulations Kolbe Class of 2018!!!

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Graduation 2018 Reflections from a Kolbe Family

I am writing this note, on behalf of my husband and our family, as a sign of gratitude to the Kolbe Academy staff for planning...

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Graduation 2018 Pictures

Some photos from the Class of 2018 Graduation.

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Science and a Catholic Education

The Church recognizes and blesses the restlessness of a scientist just as She encourages all those who seek Truth.

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Time Flies (Part 1 of 2)

Was God trying to tell me something?

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Time Flies (Part 2 of 2)

God Shows the Way

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Have We Prepared Him Enough? (Part 1)

Six weeks until he leaves for college, 1,300 miles from home. Is he ready? Will he miss us? Is he going to call home?

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Have We Prepared Him Enough (Part 2)

Concerned that homeschooling won't prepare your student well enough? Check this out.

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Kolbecast with Kolbe Academy Founder Dianne Muth

Learn more about the founding of Kolbe Academy.

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Kolbe Academy Online Conceptual Framework

Kolbe Academy Online is “dedicated to forming the whole individual – mind, body and soul...

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Con-cen-TRA-tion!

Con-cen-TRA-tion! Id-i-od-i-A-tion!

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A Tool of my Trade

As busy homeschooling parents, we need all the affordable, truly useful tools to save time and help us get that homeschooling job done!

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How Standardized Testing Can Help Your Homeschooling

If you do decide to take the standardized testing route and your children grumble, feel free to put the blame on me!

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Destination Unknown: Interview with Kolbe Academy Alumna Hope Forsyth

Hear from a Kolbe Alumna and about how homeschooling with Kolbe has helped her in her law career.

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The Noise of Boys

What a wonderful sound, the noise of boys.

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Read the Bible This Year - New Year's Resolution Before the New Year

And now I must confess, in truth, I have never read the entire Bible.

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Porcupines and Temperaments

Why does knowledge of the temperaments matter?

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College Matters

Contrary to popular opinion, 18 is not the magic flip switch that turns off childhood and turns on adulthood.

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Counting My Blessings

May God bless you, sir, for your kindness to us today.

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Steps Towards Redeeming the Time

In time, my daughter will likely forget our walks–those happy highways where we went. But the lyrics will, I hope, always be with her.

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Educator Spotlight: Latin Teacher Dr. Jordan Almanzar - Exploring the Lost Continent of Latin Literature

To become closer to God in their daily walk, that’s probably the main overarching focus, along with giving them this great classical education.

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Student Spotlight: Interview with Kolbe Academy Student Meghan Rohatgi

Student Spotlight: Interview with Kolbe Academy Student Meghan Rohatgi

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The Grass is Greener on My Side of the Fence

The grass truly is greener, right at my feet.

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"Slow and Steady Wins the Race"

After all, slow and steady wins the race.

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Embracing the Cross of Imperfection

Thanks be to God I learned eventually, though too late for a musical career, to acknowledge and accept my imperfections, to eschew my persecution complex...

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AP Statistics Overview and Student Testimony

Have questions on AP Statistics, check this out!

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"Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" A Book Review - Part I

The growth-mindset students were taught that the brain is like a muscle that can be developed with exercise – that with work, they could get smarter.

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"Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" A Book Review - Part II

Are you looking to make a switch? Go ahead – read the book. I think you will find it well worth your time, just as I did.

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A Malady of the Will: The Problem - Part I

Remember, my daughters, that God of Himself cannot construct our edifice of perfection.

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A Malady of the Will: The Problem - Part II

May our Blessed Mother serve as our guide and example, as we strive to echo her “Fiat” and align our own wills to that of our loving God.

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Teeth

Just that, in the midst of life, sad episodes can trigger happy memories and create new ones.

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Reflections on Six Years at Kolbe Academy

Anyway, I was 71 when I was recruited to teach an online theology course and I am 77 now, ready to retire.

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As I lay Waiting

And I think about my daughter and her own kairotic moment. The occasion for action is swiftly coming and will surely affect us all.

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The Finish Line, Part I

At the same time, it was a relief to me, and I took it as a sign that God wanted me to homeschool our daughter.

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The Finish Line, Part II

To the homeschooling parents whose children may be struggling with learning, please don’t give up.

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Class of 2019's Graduation

Read about the Class of 2019's graduation!

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One Thousand Four Hundred Forty

I have always enjoyed this reminder of the value of time that I first came across as a child. Perhaps you may like it as well...

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Homeschooling Obedient Night Owls in the Postlapsarian Garden, Part 1

In our own family, particularly in our homeschooling endeavors, we have learned that the answer to that question is, “By practicing”. By practicing, you ask?"

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Homeschooling Obedient Night Owls in the Postlapsarian Garden of Eden, Part 2

Adults come in different varieties. Some are early morning birds, getting up at the crack of dawn and cheerfully beginning the day’s tasks.

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Homeschooling Obedient Night Owls in the Postlapsarian Garden of Eden, Part 3

As our children have gotten older, their freedom has expanded within our acceptable limits.

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Memorization Strategies Part 1

Memorization does not replace reasoning and imagination, but it does provide a solid base for these things.

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Memorization Strategies Part 2

All children are naturally good at memorization. Think of what they learn effortlessly simply by living in your family.

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Education Begins at Birth

There is no magical age at which children are suddenly ready to learn; they’re born ready!

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Mottoes

AMDG Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: “To the greater glory of God”

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Tips from Homeschooling Parents

Check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY and then read how to homeschool!

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How To Change Pace Within a Structured Curriculum - by Willa Ryan

How To Change Pace Within a Structured Curriculum - by Willa Ryan

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Tips for Teachers: Braving the World of Online Education in the Wake of a Pandemic - by Nicole O'Connor

Tips for Teachers: Braving the World of Online Education in the Wake of a Pandemic - by Nicole O'Connor

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K-8 Parent Testimonials: Ways Schools Adapted Adapted to Online Education - Week One

K-8 Parent Testimonials: Ways Schools Adapted Adapted to Online Education - Week One

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Detailed Guidelines for a Blended Approach to Online Learning

Interested in How Online Learning Works? Check This Out!

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Did Easter Sunday Find Us Sleeping?

The invitation of this Easter is to wake up and unlock the doors; to hear the whisper of boundless love spoken to the broken hearted: “Awake, oh sleeper.”

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Looking Back and Ahead

We are all amateurs when we start homeschooling. We will all have days, weeks, even longer times when things seem to be going poorly. Read More...

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"Get Thee Behind Me": A Note on Discouragement

The parent is the primary educator of the child. The child’s education begins as soon as he comes home from the hospital. The natural way to educate the child a

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Planning for Summer

Need Ideas on How to Spend Your Summer? Check this out.

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Family and The Homeschool

Read More on How Homeschooling Affects the Family.

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Why Educate at Home

Read More About Why You Should Educate Your Children at Home.

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The Gift of a Catholic, Classical Education in Kindergarten

Why Should You Invest In a Catholic, Classical Education in Kindergarten?

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Interview with Kolbe's Director of Elementary Online Learning, Nicole O'Connor

Interested in Online Education for your Elementary Student?

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Episode 22: Imagine being Homeschooled

Today we meet three current Kolbe students. Aidan, Jameson, and Peter are sophomores in high school.

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Episode 14: We don't Think those words mean what you think they mean

In this episode we visit with Nicole O’Connor, veteran Kolbe Academy online instructor of classical subjects, about her experience teaching logic and rhetoric.

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