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Synthesis School Review: You Either Win, or You Learn

Something is missing in the education of our children today, and parents everywhere are scrambling for answers. Are public schools letting students down academically? Do current curriculums or grade-based learning leave children who progress at different rates behind? Public schools today don’t seem sufficiently able to prepare tomorrow’s innovators and leaders for the jobs of […]

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Creating a Thomas Jefferson Home Library

Inspired by an email from A Thomas Jefferson Education, I reorganized our home library to fit our lives better and encourage our children to read more on their level and beyond- a Thomas Jefferson Home Library. The basic idea is to put children’s books on the bottom shelves (where they can reach when they are […]

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Our Favorite Books For Boys 8-12 Ever

We’ve been reading lots of great books in the last year, mainly middle grade books. My older son loves humorous novels for boys, including comics, and basically falls asleep every night reading (and laughing) in his bed with a Wimpy Kid or Big Nate book in his hands, or while perusing GoComics.com. My younger son […]

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A Day Of Indoor Snowboarding Fun + Skiing Lessons For Kids!

It’s cold outside, but there still isn’t any snow on the ground, so what are a couple of adventure boys supposed to do? Head to Big Snow, of course, for some snowboarding fun! The boys have never been snowboarding before, so when we were invited to enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding at Big […]

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