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The Shortest Course on Logic (Ever?)

The aim of this vLog is to share the most essential aspects of logic. Basically, it comes down to "If..then", "Does it Follow?", and "Bad premise..."

These are the important things to keep in mind and practice to be rational in the world. It isn't everything, but it is plenty (for homeschoolers, adults, liberals, and conservatives) 🙂

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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Education: Know-How is Better than Knowledge

We way over-value knowledge these days, whether it's for game shows or to impress the crowd. The real key in the quest to become self-teachers (the only real kind of education) is to gain the skills that empower. The dictionary is a spot-on illustration. Whether you homeschool, teach, or just want to be a great parent---this is the mindset you really must have down to your bones.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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Want Mature Kids? Dump the Rules and Add ________________!

Yes, we need rules for little ones. But as they age, rules don't help grow wise-and-mature young men and women. In this quick video I explain why building principles into your children is far more important than getting keeping them under the rules of the house.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I'd love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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The Easy (Sure-Fire) Way to Become a Better Speller

Teaching kids (or ourselves) to spell by practicing lists of spelling words is not the easy, or most effective, way to do it. Instead, you simply need to work from the words that are currently not being spelled correctly while writing. This short video will tell you how.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I'd love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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Want a Better Reader? Read Out of Order!

One of the great secrets of excellent readers is that they don't feel compelled to read every word in order. Instead, they know how to look for the pattern first (before they 'read'). This short video tells enough to change your mind, and your student's life as a reader!

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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How to Get Your Kids in Bed, On Time, Everytime

Getting kids to get in bed and stay there is a struggle for lots of us. We discovered a simple way that worked for our 5 kids...just took is thinking only slightly different about our goal with bedtime and sleeping

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

The #1 Tip for a Less Stress Homeschool

Well, we all can get stressed, but there is a surprisingly obvious way to take our stress level down. Now, it isn't always the easiest thing to do, but over time every day can become less stressful. Why not take this to heart and realize that it's time to kick stress out of your homeschool?

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

Homeschoolers: It’s a Time in History to Learn to Communicate

      

The essential point of communication is to AIM AT MEANING. Most of the mess we are in comes from others 'telling people' what they mean, rather than finding out for sure. This short video explains the problem and what to change for the better.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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Fixing Your Homeschooler’s MATH Struggles

                      

Struggling with math is common for all of us, even those with a knack for it. The truth is that math requires a kind of growth through stages, which every child (yes, yours too) can survive 🙂 Here are 2 ideas that will make the difference. In fact, if your child is struggling, it's probably one, the other, or both.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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Maybe It’s Better to be Only a 98% Homeschool

Sometimes we can overdo our commitment to family and homeschool, which results in an over-enmeshed family. There is a better way to get our homeschool students ready for life with just a 2% (-ish) change

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions