The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

April 10, 2015
by Evan-Moor

Should Homeschoolers Care about Common Core?

Say the words, “Common Core State Standards,” and be prepared to have people choosing sides. The Common Core State Standards have been in the news and sparking controversy for quite a while. As a teacher, I have seen many educational … Continue reading

February 24, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Seven Author Studies Your Kids Will Love

There is something about winter that makes me want to read stacks and stacks of books with a cup of hot tea nearby. My children are doing the same. They find a stack of books, a warm blanket, and read … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
by Evan-Moor

For the Love of Letters: Giving Kids Purposeful Writing Practice

Dear Homeschoolers, Isn’t it fun to get a REAL letter in the mail? You know how you are sorting through the bills, the junk mail, and then…there it is: a REAL letter. It makes you smile, right? I would guess … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
by Evan-Moor

Is it COOL to Homeschool?

Many parents are choosing homeschooling, and the number is growing. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, approximately 3% of school-aged children are homeschooled, which is over 1.5 million kids. According to, the growth rate from 2012 to … Continue reading