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Why Real-Life Community Support for Online Students is Important

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With online education, one of the benefits is the ability to learn remotely. There are tons of resources out there to help you on your journey. These days, the internet makes it easier than ever to learn from home. But the risk of this is the temptation to forgo community support for online students. If online students lack community support, they are missing a valuable aspect to their education. Unfortunately, being isolated is one of the biggest pitfalls of online learning. While online learning is now easier than ever, the community aspect of learning is sometimes equally important. There are plenty of benefits to having real-life community support for online students. By staying connected, students have the ability to gain a well-rounded educational experience. Whether a homeschooler or after-school learning, online classes enrich one’s educational journey and provide a full education that will aid a student throughout their lifetime. This is especially true when students’ online coursework is balanced with community support. Like teachers, classmates are also a valuable aspect of learning. Getting involved with others outside of class is an important key to success in online courses. Community support for online students leaves a lasting impact that makes their studies […]

Three Benefits to Choosing Online Math Courses

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Math. Unless you are one of those blessed, remarkable, miraculous few who enjoy and are good at it, math may be one of the single greatest fears of homeschooling parents everywhere. These fears are so common that online math courses are growing in popularity. “I was fine with math until they added letters!” “I barely survived it in school, how in the world am I supposed to teach it?” “Math?!?! I finished my last math class ten years ago! There is no way I can remember it now! And besides . . . [sob] I hate math!!!!” Any of this sound familiar? As I face the transition from lifelong homeschool student to a homeschool parent myself, these are fears that haunt the deepest recess of my most troubled dreams. Despite all our principled furor about how “every parent is qualified to homeschool their child!” many of us are downright afraid to try it with mathematics. Thankfully, there are a wealth of resources available to you online that can not only get your kids through but help them thrive. With that in mind, let’s look at my favorite online learning hub – Luma Learn! You can find online math classes at Luma […]

Luma Learn Options for Online Courses like Udemy


One of the difficulties of homeschooling is finding the time and resources to cover all the important subjects. As a parent, you’re constantly juggling all the courses your student needs. Sometimes, this is tough to do. Often times online courses like Udemy are a great solution for striking a balance between time and educational needs. Luckily, Luma Learn offers a wide selection of courses from experts. Course options that range from almost any subject! You have the ability to learn at your own pace. And with the flexibility of Luma Learn, learning can happen anywhere. While many sites like Udemy offer online courses, Luma Learn is unique. Being proudly Christian, Luma Learn provides a convenient experience for homeschool parents. This means never compromising quality. Our teachers strive to offer the level of care and expertise you would give your own students. With Luma Learn’s treasure trove of affordable courses, the sky is the limit for learning! Learn English with Luma Learn One of the advantages of online classes is the chance to offer your students expert instruction. Find help on subjects you may not be confident to teach entirely by yourself. With Luma Learn, you now have the option to get […]

Introduction to Genealogy Online Course Giveaway

Let’s start off the 2nd semester with a fun course giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win a free Introduction to Genealogy course! Genealogy can be a fun and rewarding hobby. But there is so much information out there, so where do you begin? This course will get you started on online techniques and help you to get started on your family history. We will also incorporate how to conduct oral interviews to record your history, how to utilize the online databases and how to organize all the information once you have it! This class will not only look at genealogy and family history, it will also be hands on and students will conduct their own oral history interviews and create a family tree. We will also be examining the major themes in American history that coincide with the census years and how that could affect the accuracy of information.

Wie geht’s? German Exploration Giveaway

Let’s kick off the 2nd semester with a giveaway! Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Here is your chance to explore the German language in a relaxed and interactive way. Thematic units will present vocabulary and grammar in an interactive way. Basic greetings and introductions, numbers, the calendar, food are some of the themed units we will explore together. Course is designed for high school students; however, middle school students are welcome as well and can be given a modified workbook while still participating in the online course. Valued at $165 this is the perfect course to introduce your middle school or high school student to the German language in a fun and interactive manner.

3 Reasons to Take Online Classes to Finish High School

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Homeschooling high school is a totally different experience today than it was “in the good ol’ days.” But it’s also a different stage in the homeschooling journey for everyone. Many homeschoolers with young children enjoy those early years of hands-on learning: playing educational games on the floor, being outside and experiencing life together, using meal prep and snack time to teach simple math concepts and shapes. So much fun! And truth-be-told, I loved those times, too. Which was why, years ago, as our oldest children approached high school, I started to get nervous. There were not that many homeschool curricula options for basic high school subjects, and I began to think that I would have to maintain the hands-on approach, or at least be the primary teacher, for classes that were way over my head. For example, how would I ever teach things like advanced maths and sciences? Additionally, by that time, our family had grown, and I found myself chasing after two toddlers and a baby. I realized that my prep time would be limited, and my energy level and attention span was already stretched. What’s a mother to do? Fortunately, after a considerable amount of searching and prayer, […]

3 Benefits of Taking Online High School Classes

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There are numerous benefits of taking online high school classes in today’s technological age. Now, there are so many things to do online, from holiday shopping to gathering teaching resources for your homeschool. It’s a no-brainer that students can benefit from taking online classes for high school! And these days, online learning is simpler and more affordable than ever. Do you ever feel overwhelmed at the thought of guiding your teen’s high school journey? The thought is scary enough to any parent, and there’s even more pressure if you’re the one in charge of your child’s education. The high school years come with an array of new responsibilities, especially if your student is planning to attend college. The thought of preparing your student for the world is often overwhelming. Luckily, the internet provides a treasure trove of resources to help keep your student’s learning on-track and fun! Benefit 1: Online high school classes are a big time-saver Every parent knows their job involves juggling many things at once. You want to instill a love of learning in your teen so they can grow into strong adults. There’s so much to pass on to your teen — but maybe you also […]

3 Tips for Homeschool Holiday Lesson Planning


Holiday lesson planning can seem daunting, especially at this busy time of year. Suddenly the holidays are upon us, and the thought of keeping up with schoolwork is overwhelming. Sometimes it seems impossible to catch up with everything that you feel you need to…and you need help. Of course, the fall months are a wonderful time for family gatherings and good food, but they often get hectic when you’re juggling schoolwork too. Planning for the holidays is enough work on its own. You may travel to visit relatives, or you might even host Thanksgiving at your home. How does one balance all of this with the full-time job of being a homeschool parent? As a homeschooler, your duties go beyond just being a parent — you’re also your child’s teacher. As important as holidays are, no one wants to neglect the educational aspect of their homeschool. Luckily, with planning, it is possible to keep up with schoolwork during the holidays, and even use the holiday festivities for learning opportunities. Homeschool Holiday Lesson Planning: Work together Thanksgiving and Christmas are times for gathering. It is tempting to take “snow days” and skip school to relax and enjoy family get-togethers. Thankfully, you don’t need […]

3 Ways to Keep a Flexible Christmas Homeschool Schedule


All of the sudden November is here and you realize the holidays have just crashed your daily homeschool party. Your kids haven’t opened their school books this week, and you’re overwhelmed at the thought of catching them up on their learning as each day goes by. The Christmas season has a way of weighing you down with enough guilt to sink a ship, doesn’t it? All you want to do is keep your head above water, the kids alive, and juggle the holiday shopping, baking, and event planning. Somewhere in the midst of this chaos…SCHOOL! We still have lessons to complete in the midst of our Christmas homeschool schedule. Did you know the Christmas season offers the best hands-on learning opportunities and character-building moments?  You should never have to feel guilty for skipping the school books during the holidays. Here are 3 ways you can use your crazy daily schedule to create a flexible schedule for the kids that keeps them learning, productive and growing in character during this time of year. Shopping Lessons: Flexible Christmas Homeschool Schedule No matter how much you want to avoid the over commercialized aspect of Christmas, you find yourself there anyway. Whether you are shopping […]

5 Ways Online Classes Simplify Homeschooling

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Luma Learn is the new marketplace of online homeschool courses all taught by independent Christian teachers. Great, you say. So how does that benefit YOU? Easy:  You get to leverage other people’s talents You get to teach your student accountability in a real world setting You get to gain some much needed free time You get to prepare your student for college You get to choose the what AND when for a course Leveraging Others’ Gifts with Homeschooling We homeschoolers are committed to training our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord by raising them in our homes, but sometimes the academics can be challenging.  Why is it that we feel that we need to be an expert in multiple subjects across multiple grade levels?  We all know that God has gifted each of us differently, so why not utilize the giftings of others around us?  If we’re not gifted with an ability to, say, elaborate on the depths of math, science, or language to our children, then why not find someone who is?  We can be the managers of our children’s education in areas where we don’t feel comfortable. That’s one of the areas where Luma Learn […]

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