things that are working: 2


things that are working: 2



I want Sandra to experience a wider range of ideas and personalities, and I’ve been happy with what we’ve added to our routine.

Each week, I ask that she:

– watch a TED talk

– read a biography from Great Scientists and mind map it

– listen to a podcast (Age of Pursuasion, Quirks and Quarks, and Stuff you Missed in History Class are her favourites)

– read a National Geographic article


7 thoughts on “things that are working: 2

  1. knightsmama says:

    Thanks for the great post. Would you mind saying how old the child is that you’re using the resources with? Also, I loved the visual examples of mind maps. Do you know of a how to book or source you’d recommend? Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Sarah says:

      My daughter is 14. I thoroughly recommend any of Tony Buzan’s books. He pretty much invented mind maps, and his books are an interesting read. Simple and to the point, too.

  2. Michelle says:

    I’m SO thankful and pleased that you’re doing more homeschooling related posts, lately. We’re homeschoolers, too, and I just love to pick up new resources and such from wonderful blogs like yours! Thank you!

  3. hopewellmomschoolagain says:

    The TED thing is now going to be investigated–sounds great! You are doing such a fabulous job!

  4. Rhonda Henrich says:

    Thank you for the ideas! We just bought a copy of the scientist book. This is the first I’ve heard of mind mapping or Good stuff!

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