Great Video! The Hero Cycle

YouTubeI am putting this up here mainly for myself so I can easily find it!  I love showing my students about this.  I love talking to them about how the hero cycle can be seen in individual’s lives.  It isn’t just found in literature… but that is a great jumping off place for this!  I haven’t used this with writing classes but I can see how you could show this and have your students do some creative writing incorporating the hero cycle. You could also use it to analyze different books.  Lots of ideas!  Take a look and see what you think!

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Life is all about Choices

Choices GraphicSo many times when I’ve told people that we homeschool our kids or that I am a “stay-at-home mom” people immediately decide that we must be wealthy and there is no way THEY could do that.  It is just not possible.  This just makes me sad… sad that someone feels that they don’t have choices.  They do!  Life is all about choices!

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My Educational Journey: A Classic Suburban Tale

Classic SuburbanIn an effort to improve my writing and to help my students improve theirs, I recently signed up for a writing class. My first assignment for this class is to write a paper describing my educational journey as a vehicle. While I can definitely see how my education has gotten me where I am today, part of the assignment was to tell what KIND of vehicle it is. That is a little harder. Cars are my husband’s area of expertise, not mine. It took a little bit of thinking on my part but I finally decided on a classic Chevy suburban.

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