Emily Whitten

Emily is a book critic and writer for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Mississippi graduate, previously worked at Peachtree Publishers, and developed a mother's heart for good stories over a decade of homeschooling. Emily resides with her family in Nashville, Tenn. Follow her on Twitter @emilyawhitten.

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How to help homeschoolers

Homeschooling | Advice for providing practical help and encouragement to families on the homeschooling journey
by Emily Whitten
Posted 11/09/20, 10:52 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced many first-time homeschool parents, and some feel trepidation at the thought of being responsible for their child’s education. This edited Q&A is the third in a series in which we pose questions about home education to several experts. In this installment, John Kwasny, Sue Jakes, Cathy Duffy, and Kristyn Getty describe how best to help and encourage homeschoolers. (Click here for a short biography of each.)

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Classic content

Books | Four books on leadership
by Emily Whitten
Posted 11/05/20, 04:22 pm

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar centers on one question: Should Brutus kill his friend, Caesar, to save the Roman Republic? Readers won’t find easy answers to that question, but they will find clear insight into the nature of leadership, politics, and human fallibility. For instance, in speeches given after Caesar’s death, Brutus appeals to the public good as he seeks to defend the republic.

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How to meet kids’ social needs while homeschooling

Homeschooling | Practical tips on helping home-educated children connect with other people
by Emily Whitten
Posted 10/26/20, 05:07 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced many first-time homeschool parents, and some feel trepidation at the thought of being responsible for their child’s education. This edited Q&A is the second in a series in which we pose questions about home education to several experts. In this installment, Alice Churnock, Sally Clarkson, Cathy Duffy, and Mystie Winckler address the issue of social needs.

At school, kids socialize with peers, teachers, and coaches. How can we meet kids’ social needs at home?

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