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Hate of Learning: One Cause and a Possible Remedy

If you've ever had a child who resisted learning, grumping and dragging her feet over every assignment, you'll sympathize with Andrew's experience with one of his daughters. And you will be encouraged and... read more

Aug 24, 2016

Metacognition Matters: Teaching Thinking Skills through Modeling

When students become aware of their own thinking processes and start to ask and answer questions about their learning, they are using metacognitive thinking skills. In a nutshell, metacognitive thinking happens when learners... read more

Aug 19, 2016

The Habit of Making Decisions

IEW’s approach to writing instruction trains students to ask questions, and it creates decision-makers. As they work through the structural models, students grow in their competence and their confidence in making decisions. Let’s... read more

Aug 19, 2016

Nurturing Book Lovers in Your Home

Few things in life bring as much delight for a child as a trip to the library. What’s not to love? Kids, who are natural-born book lovers, are drawn like magnets to the... read more

Aug 12, 2016

Where are they now? Jacob McDonald: Aspiring Screenwriter

  Thanks to IEW and the Student Writing Intensive courses, which teach you how to write, not just what to write, I am able to express myself through my passion—screenwriting. IEW alum Jacob McDonald is a college student from... read more

Aug 03, 2016

Three Signs of Student Engagement

When IEW’s educational consultants talk with teachers who use our method, we always look forward to asking the question, “What surprises you the most?” Regularly the answer has something to do with how... read more

Aug 01, 2016

How to Think

Last week we asked the question, "Can you trust the system?" Is it worth following the order of the structural models as taught in the IEW syllabus? Over the next few weeks, we... read more

Jul 29, 2016

Kim Murphy, Hybrid School Teacher

  In recent years, more and more parents have opted for a new educational approach that many believe offers the best of both worlds: hybrid schooling. While hybrid schooling still allows for a hands-on... read more

Jul 28, 2016

Can you trust the system?

If you have been searching our forum or calling our coaches for help, you have probably heard the advice, “Trust the system.” When you first begin learning the Structure and Style™ approach, it... read more

Jul 22, 2016

Where are they now? Megan House: Journalist and Dance Teacher

  On my drive to work every day, I pass a large-scale construction project. Yesterday as I passed some of the equipment, I was struck by the similarity between building and writing. It doesn’t... read more

Jul 20, 2016

Become an IEW® Accredited Instructor this summer!

Summer is the perfect time to sharpen your writing and teaching skills with IEW. If you are planning to teach IEW classes in a co-op, tutor students, or teach the IEW method to... read more

Jul 15, 2016

Where are they now? Mikael Walker: Video Editor Extraordinaire

  Learning to write is mostly about learning what sounds good on paper, right? It’s about writing with structure and style, isn’t it? While these are certainly important, they aren’t what matters most. Writing... read more

Jul 06, 2016

A Poem for Your Independence Day

Have you and your students memorized any poetry of late? Perhaps you're working your way through Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization and looking for the perfect poem for your personal selection at the... read more

Jun 30, 2016

Co-op teachers: Make it your best year yet!

I love the sound of children giggling as they work together to choose a quality adjective or come up with a witty alliteration. If you are planning to teach IEW in a homeschool... read more

Jun 25, 2016

Where are they now? Jenny Cardinale: Dancer and Photographer

  One of the perks of my job is that I get the opportunity to speak with IEW students from various walks of life, all pursuing their dreams. Nothing is quite as inspiring and... read more

Jun 22, 2016

Congratulations to IEW’s 2016 Writing Contest Winners!

This spring, we were delighted to host our second annual writing contest, receiving submissions from students all around the world. Our online writing instructors served as the judges, carefully reading each submission and... read more

Jun 15, 2016

Where are they now? Brenna Fisher: Criminologist-in-Training

  Ever wonder if you made the right decision to homeschool? If your hopeful expectations for your children will be realized? I recently had the opportunity to interview Brenner Fisher, who is now studying... read more

Jun 13, 2016

Three Things My Parents Pushed in High School That Changed My Life

by Woody Robertson Nearing the end of my high school years, I was struck with the reality that I had too many interests and very little understanding of where I should focus. My relatives... read more

Jun 10, 2016

Boot Camp for Your College-Bound Student

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln Do your college-bound students have a few hours this summer to sharpen their... read more

Jun 03, 2016

The LEGOs® of Language

This week, for your enjoyment, we are revisiting a classic post from our archives. We hope you enjoy Andrew's thoughts on the LEGOs® of Language!  Most all children—especially boys—love to play with building toys,... read more

May 26, 2016

Is grammar boring?

Do your students hate grammar? Do they think it’s boring, confusing, or pointless? Do you? If so, I want to recommend some fantastic picture books that will help spark an interest in even... read more

May 14, 2016

Hate of Learning: One Cause and a Possible Remedy

If you've ever had a child who resisted learning, grumping and dragging her feet over every assignment, you'll sympathize with Andrew's... read more

Metacognition Matters: Teaching Thinking Skills through Modeling

When students become aware of their own thinking processes and start to ask and answer questions about their learning, they are... read more

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The Habit of Making Decisions

IEW’s approach to writing instruction trains students to ask questions, and it creates decision-makers. As they work through the structural models,... read more

Nurturing Book Lovers in Your Home

Few things in life bring as much delight for a child as a trip to the library. What’s not to love?... read more

Where are they now? Jacob McDonald: Aspiring Screenwriter

  Thanks to IEW and the Student Writing Intensive courses, which teach you how to write, not just what to write, I am able to express... read more

Three Signs of Student Engagement

When IEW’s educational consultants talk with teachers who use our method, we always look forward to asking the question, “What surprises... read more

How to Think

Last week we asked the question, "Can you trust the system?" Is it worth following the order of the structural models... read more

Kim Murphy, Hybrid School Teacher

  In recent years, more and more parents have opted for a new educational approach that many believe offers the best of... read more

Can you trust the system?

If you have been searching our forum or calling our coaches for help, you have probably heard the advice, “Trust the... read more

Where are they now? Megan House: Journalist and Dance Teacher

  On my drive to work every day, I pass a large-scale construction project. Yesterday as I passed some of the equipment,... read more

Become an IEW® Accredited Instructor this summer!

Summer is the perfect time to sharpen your writing and teaching skills with IEW. If you are planning to teach IEW... read more

Where are they now? Mikael Walker: Video Editor Extraordinaire

  Learning to write is mostly about learning what sounds good on paper, right? It’s about writing with structure and style, isn’t... read more

A Poem for Your Independence Day

Have you and your students memorized any poetry of late? Perhaps you're working your way through Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization... read more

Co-op teachers: Make it your best year yet!

I love the sound of children giggling as they work together to choose a quality adjective or come up with a... read more

Where are they now? Jenny Cardinale: Dancer and Photographer

  One of the perks of my job is that I get the opportunity to speak with IEW students from various walks... read more

Congratulations to IEW’s 2016 Writing Contest Winners!

This spring, we were delighted to host our second annual writing contest, receiving submissions from students all around the world. Our... read more

Where are they now? Brenna Fisher: Criminologist-in-Training

  Ever wonder if you made the right decision to homeschool? If your hopeful expectations for your children will be realized? I... read more

Three Things My Parents Pushed in High School That Changed My Life

by Woody Robertson Nearing the end of my high school years, I was struck with the reality that I had too many... read more

Boot Camp for Your College-Bound Student

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln Do... read more

The LEGOs® of Language

This week, for your enjoyment, we are revisiting a classic post from our archives. We hope you enjoy Andrew's thoughts on... read more

Is grammar boring?

Do your students hate grammar? Do they think it’s boring, confusing, or pointless? Do you? If so, I want to recommend... read more

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