Holiday magic! Back to Basics supports the Delaware Chapter of the Pajama Program

Beverly Stewart, M.Ed., Director of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics with just a few of the dozens of pajamas and books collected by Back to Basics staff members for the Delaware Chapter of he Pajama Program.
Beverly Stewart, M.Ed., Director and Founder of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, with just a few of the dozens of pajamas and books collected by Back to Basics staff members for the Delaware Chapter of the Pajama Program.

Each Christmas, the staff at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and Back to Basics Private School join together to support a local family or children’s organization. We all recognize this as the season of abundance and giving. Unfortunately, on Christmas Eve, not every child will go to bed with “visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. “

So, this year Back to …

Get involved! 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

handsEach year people in the United States and others around the world commemorate the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. But, with a quarter of the US population falling under the age of 18, many of today’s youth weren’t alive when the events occurred!

generationOn and Points of Light are teaming up to help youth learn, act, and reflect on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, generationOn has enlisted the help of its Youth Advisory Council to help tell the stories of how young people are responding to and taking action on …

Back to Basics Private School Open House slated for July 21

College BoyWas the recent school year less than stellar for your child? Did he or she struggle with grades, suffer from anxiety or depression, or simply feel that the school was not a good fit academically, socially or emotionally?

In Wilmington, Delaware, there is another option: Back to Basics K-12 Private School. And now, parents and students can learn more about Back to Basics’ unique 1-on-1 school at our upcoming Open House!

The Back to Basics Private School Open House is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and provides parents and prospective students the opportunity to

Homeschool in Delaware: Everything you need to know!

1 BackToBasics, outdoor sign (2)According to the National Home Education Research Institute, there are approximately 2.3 million homeschooled students in the United States.

But, where did the homeschool movement originate? And, why?

Milton Gaither of EducatioNEXT explains a bit about the history of homeschool in the US, “Though parents and tutors have been teaching children in the home for centuries, in the late 1960s and 1970s there emerged for the first time in the United States a… critique of the public education system.”

Since that early movement, the power of a parent’s choice in their child’s education is a theme which has continued …

The Maker Movement and the Kinesthetic Learner

ART, little girl with totem poleJune 17-23, 2016 is the National Week of Making! During this week, organizations and individuals across the country are coming together to celebrate making, creating, innovating, and tinkering.

And, to commemorate this year’s National Week of Making, the White House will be announcing new actions by organizations, as well as by recognizing individuals who are making significant contributions to Making and the Maker Movement.

What is the Maker Movement?

According to Gary Stager in “What’s the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care?” The shift to “making” represents the perfect storm of new technological materials, expanded opportunities, learning …