Building a Layers of Learning Homeschool

Browse through articles on how to learn with your whole family together, how to do hands-on schooling, and what it means to be a parent-learner instead of a parent-teacher in your homeschool. All together this adds up to building a Layers of Learning homeschool.

Family Learning Together

The Magic of Family-Style Homeschooling

Family-style homeschooling means everyone learning together. Build relationships, encourage one another, learn happily. Together.

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How To Use “Great Books” In Your Homeschool Painlessly

Great Books are the best books in literature of all time. They have big important ideas and you can read them in your homeschool.

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Layers of Learning supplies

Basic Supplies You Need To Start Layers of Learning

Here’s a list of basic materials you need to start Layers of Learning. Most things you probably already have on hand. Also, get a printable checklist for basic supplies.

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Correlation Charts, Videos, & Booklists to Supplement Layers of Learning

If you have trouble finding perfect library books to go with Layers of Learning, take advantage of the spine books with correlation charts, YouTube playlists, and other resources you’ll find right here.

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Printable notebook covers for Layers of Learning

Layers of Learning Notebooks and Printable Covers

Keeping your homeschool organized will save you time and a lot of grief! There are lots of ways to keep your homeschool organized; some of our favorite tools are our Layers of Learning notebooks. We use notebooks to help keep our kids’ schoolwork tidy and also keep track of our plans as homeschool moms. We […]

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How to help kids use Layers of Learning More Independently

How to Help Kids Use Layers of Learning More Independently

Layers of Learning is a family curriculum and we think group learning is one of its best strengths.  But the truth is your circumstances may not be ideal for gathering everyone around in the living room and learning together.  You might need your kids to be more independent.  We’ll show you how to help kids […]

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how to use layers of learning as a grab and go curriculum

How to Use Layers of Learning as a Grab and Go Curriculum

Layers of Learning is best if you do some planning, but we all have days or periods in our lives when planning in any degree is just not going to happen.  So I’m going to walk you through how to use Layers of Learning as a grab and go curriculum, a method where you can […]

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Games to introduce a unit

Gamify Your Homeschool With Easy Unit Intros

Here re some simple and quick to put together games you can play at the beginning of a homeschool unit.

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Homeschool Requirements, Charter Schools, & Layers of Learning

How does Layers of Learning fit in with the homeschool requirements of my state, country, or charter school? Homeschool requirements vary from country to country and state to state.  You might be worried about meeting your specific requirements.  Many of you work with charter schools that have their own specific requirements as well.  Charter funds […]

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Review Games for Homeschoolers

We believe learning should be fun, so we play a lot more games than we give tests.  Games are one of my favorite ways to assess my kids’ knowledge in our homeschool.  They are like a test that kids don’t even realize they’re taking!  These are all review games we play to help us see […]

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Grading Layers of Learning Assignments and Courses

You’ve been using Layers of Learning for awhile now and you realize you need to assign grades.  How do you go about evaluating work in an experienced based curriculum that includes no tests and is for multiple ages? Evaluations include tests, writing assignments, and projects.  You can give grades for these things, or not.  It’s […]

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Layers of Learning For High School

Homeschooling in high school feels like a whole new ball park.  Do you want to have the hands-on family-style homeschool that Layers of Learning provides, but you aren’t sure it’s rigorous enough for your high schooler?  Adapt it!  Every homeschool kid deserves a tailored education plan. As my kids have begun high school, I’ve noticed […]

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