Category Archives: Biblical Education

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 […]

3 Benefits to Online English Courses

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Online English courses are an outstanding option to improve written English language skills. In fact, learning English online offers three distinct advantages over more mainstream educational opportunities.  First, online English classes give you an opportunity to narrow your focus on a specific area of study. The study of a language encompasses a pretty broad spectrum of subjects, and it can be difficult to determine, let alone locate, the sort of English learning you need. Are you looking for grammar, literature, or composition? Are you looking to learn essay writing, research writing, or commercial writing? Are you looking for education on spoken English, or will you need to learn how to diagram a sentence? Sometimes, “English” courses in a more mainstream educational setting try to cover so much, that they don’t really teach you anything. Here’s where online English courses, like those offered on Luma Learn, can help you.  Luma Learn online English courses are very specific. There is one class for public speaking specifically and a separate class for high school literature and composition – and one for research writing and one on writing for publication! Sometimes general education courses can be a little lacking in focus to enable your […]

Online Science Courses Offer Educational Flexibility


Online science courses are a great place to go to find the flexibility you need to maximize your child’s educational opportunities. If you’ve ever listened to a homeschooler explain why they decided to make such a “weird” choice in education, you’ve no doubt heard a pitch about the flexibility homeschool offers. Your friend wasn’t lying: homeschooling does indeed offer flexibility far beyond anything conventional schooling can offer. As a parent, you are uniquely positioned to know your child’s specific educational needs and strengths, not to mention personality traits and social and emotional history. Even if you are not personally playing the part of educator – as many homeschool parents do – you are supervising and personalizing your child’s educational path with nothing but the needs of your child and family in mind. Because you do not have to consider an entire class (or directives from an educational board, curriculum, or government), you can create a plan that is best for that child specifically. This powerful advantage is made obvious in science class. Even the flexibility of scheduling, as simple as it sounds, creates a distinct advantage. Think of your own history in conventional schooling, or the stories you hear from […]

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.

Benefits of Online Courses for High School Students

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The face of education is changing as more and more families choose online course options for their child’s education. The popularity of online courses for high school students in particular is growing at a rapid pace. A recent report states that 84% of all students enrolled in online courses are grades 9-12. The landscape of online education is without a doubt changing. Our job as parents is to explore all options so that our children can receive the best education possible. Knowing the benefits of online courses for high school students could help your child succeed. 7 Benefits of Online Courses for High School Students Self-Paced Courses Online high school courses allow students to work on their coursework at their individual pace. Some students learn faster or slower than average or have a particular affinity for a subject which makes self paced courses an excellent option for these students. When a high school student takes an online course they are no longer required to keep pace with their public school classmates. High school students may find a new love for learning when they can learn at their own pace.  Here at Luma Learn we have a wide selection of self-paced […]

3 Tips to Guarantee a Successful High School Career

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Consider these scenarios for a moment: A director of pediatric neurosurgery at a prestigious hospital found himself well behind his peers in school. One of our nation’s most prominent inventors failed 1000 times before succeeding. The most decorated Olympian of all time started as a struggling student with teachers that seemed ready to write him off. All three of these stories seem unlikely at best, impossible at worst. But every tale is true and speaks volumes on the hallmarks of a successful high school career: hard work, learning from failure, and perseverance.  Guarantee a Successful High School Career Tip 1 Work hard! Most would readily acknowledge the integral part that hard work plays in a successful high school career. Rarely can any highly successful individual say everything just came to them without having to work for it. From the student to the teacher to the doctor to the professional athlete, all would agree: hard work pays dividends! Consider the life of Ben Carson, formerly the director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. After a tumultuous childhood, Carson found himself significantly behind his classmates academically. His mother took charge, instituting a rigorous study routine which included two book reports […]

How to Use Luma Learn as an Online High School

The high school years can be an overwhelming time in a student’s life. There are countless options in life set before them, but time is of the essence and decisions need to be made to determine which path in life they will choose. For many students facing the high school years, there is a need for flexibility so they can continue to pursue their passions whether it is travel, sports, music, or in an academic subject. Online high school is becoming a popular option among high school age students and their families because it is the perfect blend of academics as well as educational flexibility.  If you are considering enrolling your student in an online high school but are unsure if its the right choice to make, here is an overview of just a few of the many benefits that online high schools provide. Schedule Flexibility One problem with traditional high school is that it forces students into a schedule that may not work best for them. While some teenagers may be fine waking up early and being done by mid-afternoon, others may not be able to focus so early in the morning. Online high school allows students to create […]

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, […]