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IEW Annual Educators’ Conference

On July 22, 2023, we warmly invite you to attend the IEW Annual Educators’ Conference. This special online and in-person event is a great way to invest in yourself as you transition towards summer and all... read more

Mar 20, 2023

Announcing Introduction to Public Speaking!

Listen. Speak. Read. Write. Think! At IEW, these are words to live by. While the Institute for Excellence in Writing is thought of primarily for its writing curricula, the primary focus is on... read more

Mar 17, 2023

A Case for Cursive

In today’s western world, children typically first learn to print before they learn cursive—if they even learn cursive at all. However, is teaching a child to print before teaching cursive really the best... read more

Mar 13, 2023

Welcome to Convention Season!

With the warming of the weather and the winding down of the academic year, the homeschool conference season is now beginning. Are you attending your local homeschool convention this year? There are many... read more

Mar 10, 2023

Fix It! Grammar: Practice That Leads to Mastery

Practice, practice, practice. Mastery of any skill takes practice—lots of it. Musicians repeat scales and basketball players run drills. Until the skills have been practiced enough to gain muscle memory to perfect the... read more

Mar 06, 2023

IEW Writing Contest 2023

Writing contests are a fabulous way for students to further develop their writing skills, reach a broader audience, and potentially win a prize. They also provide a novel way to insert a little... read more

Mar 03, 2023

ADHD – Strategies for Success: Podcast Episode 362

What do Michael Phelps, Terry Bradshaw, and Michael Jordan have in common? In this episode Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker discuss Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Although students with ADHD face some challenges, there are... read more

Mar 01, 2023

Why IEW Works for Students with Learning Differences – A Special Webinar

On March 20 at 7:30 PM Central Time, Andrew Pudewa will be presenting an important webinar: “Why IEW Works for Students with Learning Differences.” This learning opportunity will help teachers and teaching parents... read more

Feb 28, 2023

Magnum Opus Magazine: A Resource and Opportunity for Teachers and Students

“Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I... read more

Feb 24, 2023

Ask Andrew Anything: Podcast Episode 360

It’s time for another “Ask Andrew Anything” podcast episode! In this ongoing series, Julie Walker presents Andrew Pudewa with questions from both teachers and teaching parents. This week many of the questions revolve... read more

Feb 15, 2023

Wintry Poems to Warm the Heart

Winter. For many the word evokes thoughts of snow-crusted windows; snapping, crackling fires; blankets and quilts piled thickly on the bed; and bare tree branches glistening with sparkling ice. It’s a time of... read more

Feb 13, 2023

Classic Learning Test – A Better Way

For decades, the standardized testing world has been dominated by two juggernauts: ACT and SAT. However, changes in the way that colleges consider standardized testing, along with the surge of classical education, has... read more

Feb 09, 2023

Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing: Podcast Episode 359

Have you committed one of these four errors in your teaching? Overcorrecting, holding back help, unclear assignments, and over-expectation can frustrate your students and hamper your best efforts. Andrew Pudewa refers to these... read more

Feb 08, 2023

The Triangle of Writing Success

Regardless of the educational environment students are in, whether it be a hybrid school, a charter school, or a five-day-a-week school, students learn best when they have unified support. This support primarily comes... read more

Feb 06, 2023

IEW Accreditation: The Secret Key to Success

Throughout the years, Institute for Excellence in Writing has continued to make its programs easier to implement. When IEW was founded over twenty-five years ago, teachers could only learn the Structure and Style... read more

Feb 03, 2023

Motivation and the Four Forms of Relevancy: Podcast Episode 358

Are there factors that make learning easier? As Andrew notes, “If something is relevant to you, if it is significant, meaningful, useful, interesting, and helpful to you, then it is easy to study... read more

Feb 01, 2023

Announcing IEW’s Winter Retreat 2023: A Virtual Writing Workshop for Classroom Teachers

Are you a classroom teacher, hybrid school instructor, co-op facilitator, or tutor? Do you teach your students in person or online? We have a special event just for you! On Saturday, February 11,... read more

Jan 27, 2023

Classic Learning Test – A Conversation with Jeremy Tate: Podcast Episode 357

Join Andrew Pudewa and Nathan King as they interview Jeremy Tate, Founder and CEO of the Classic Learning Test (CLT). Knowing that testing tremendously influences curriculum development in secondary education, Jeremy developed the... read more

Jan 25, 2023

Worth the Wait: New Books Entering the Public Domain

At the turn of every new year, long awaited classic books and media enter the public domain. This year is no different, and there are some wonderful additions that have joined the list.... read more

Jan 20, 2023

Why IEW Works for Students with Learning Differences: Podcast Episode 356

Why is IEW a good fit for students with special needs? This week Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker read through testimonials from teaching parents to help answer the question. Tune in to this... read more

Jan 18, 2023

Powerful Courses for College Preparation

In many ways, the high school years are a staging ground for adulthood. For some students high school represents the culmination of their formal education. For others the high school years are preparatory,... read more

Jan 13, 2023

IEW Annual Educators’ Conference

On July 22, 2023, we warmly invite you to attend the IEW Annual Educators’ Conference. This special online and in-person event is a great... read more

Announcing Introduction to Public Speaking!

Listen. Speak. Read. Write. Think! At IEW, these are words to live by. While the Institute for Excellence in Writing is... read more

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A Case for Cursive

In today’s western world, children typically first learn to print before they learn cursive—if they even learn cursive at all. However,... read more

Welcome to Convention Season!

With the warming of the weather and the winding down of the academic year, the homeschool conference season is now beginning.... read more

Fix It! Grammar: Practice That Leads to Mastery

Practice, practice, practice. Mastery of any skill takes practice—lots of it. Musicians repeat scales and basketball players run drills. Until the... read more

IEW Writing Contest 2023

Writing contests are a fabulous way for students to further develop their writing skills, reach a broader audience, and potentially win... read more

ADHD – Strategies for Success: Podcast Episode 362

What do Michael Phelps, Terry Bradshaw, and Michael Jordan have in common? In this episode Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker discuss... read more

Why IEW Works for Students with Learning Differences – A Special Webinar

On March 20 at 7:30 PM Central Time, Andrew Pudewa will be presenting an important webinar: “Why IEW Works for Students... read more

Magnum Opus Magazine: A Resource and Opportunity for Teachers and Students

“Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before,... read more

Ask Andrew Anything: Podcast Episode 360

It’s time for another “Ask Andrew Anything” podcast episode! In this ongoing series, Julie Walker presents Andrew Pudewa with questions from... read more

Wintry Poems to Warm the Heart

Winter. For many the word evokes thoughts of snow-crusted windows; snapping, crackling fires; blankets and quilts piled thickly on the bed;... read more

Classic Learning Test – A Better Way

For decades, the standardized testing world has been dominated by two juggernauts: ACT and SAT. However, changes in the way that... read more

Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing: Podcast Episode 359

Have you committed one of these four errors in your teaching? Overcorrecting, holding back help, unclear assignments, and over-expectation can frustrate... read more

The Triangle of Writing Success

Regardless of the educational environment students are in, whether it be a hybrid school, a charter school, or a five-day-a-week school,... read more

IEW Accreditation: The Secret Key to Success

Throughout the years, Institute for Excellence in Writing has continued to make its programs easier to implement. When IEW was founded... read more

Motivation and the Four Forms of Relevancy: Podcast Episode 358

Are there factors that make learning easier? As Andrew notes, “If something is relevant to you, if it is significant, meaningful,... read more

Announcing IEW’s Winter Retreat 2023: A Virtual Writing Workshop for Classroom Teachers

Are you a classroom teacher, hybrid school instructor, co-op facilitator, or tutor? Do you teach your students in person or online?... read more

Classic Learning Test – A Conversation with Jeremy Tate: Podcast Episode 357

Join Andrew Pudewa and Nathan King as they interview Jeremy Tate, Founder and CEO of the Classic Learning Test (CLT). Knowing... read more

Worth the Wait: New Books Entering the Public Domain

At the turn of every new year, long awaited classic books and media enter the public domain. This year is no... read more

Why IEW Works for Students with Learning Differences: Podcast Episode 356

Why is IEW a good fit for students with special needs? This week Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker read through testimonials... read more

Powerful Courses for College Preparation

In many ways, the high school years are a staging ground for adulthood. For some students high school represents the culmination... read more

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