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All sorts of tutorials on using Layers of Learning and on homeschooling in general.

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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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. These are student notebooks for each child. Students will keep much of the work they complete while using Layers of Learning […]

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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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How to Use a Tablet to Read, Plan, and Print Layers of Learning Units

How to Use a Tablet With Layers of Learning Units

Layers of Learning sells digital pdfs. Here is how to use a tablet with Layers of Learning to make it (nearly) paper-free. I, Michelle, use Layers of Learning directly from my tablet.  I make notes, view the unit, click on links, and print worksheets all from my iPad without ever using a physical book or […]

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Planning for Layers of Learning

How to Plan A Layers of Learning Unit and Year

Layers of Learning is a little different from a typical curriculum because we give you the freedom to pick and choose books and activities within the curriculum.  You have to think of it more like a huge guided outline of learning.  Here’s how to plan a Layers of Learning unit and year, so we’re going […]

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Homeschooling in High School

Homeschooling in High School

Homeschooling in high school is a whole new ball park. Even seasoned homeschool moms question whether or not it’s a good idea. Not only are the subjects and material more advanced, but the stakes are higher and more long term. What kids do in high school can be a slingshot for future college paths, careers, […]

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