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Joan Concilio
Works at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Attended York College
Lives in West Manchester Township, Pa.
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Great post for those who homeschool while working from home (many of the tips are applicable to those of us, like me, who work outside the home, too!)
 
Tips for Homeschool Moms who also Work from Home
practical ideas for making it work as both teacher and employee/entrepreneur
Includes ideas from +Demetria Zinga +Michelle Cannon +Joan Concilio +Brenda D Priddy +Crystal Wagner +Tonia L 

by +Angie Nelson 

#homeschool   #ihsnet   #WAHM  
Many work-at-home moms spend their days not only working from a home office but also homeschooling. Several of these fabulous ladies are stopping by today to share their best homeschooling tips for WAHMs.
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+Joan Concilio Good point. Working outside or inside the home. It's all work. Except I can wear yoga pants at my desk. Na na na boo boo! ;-)
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Check out what we thought of +Hero Factor Games app Atomidoodle, which is a BEAUTIFUL way to learn about the periodic table!
A new app, Atomidoodle, by Hero Factor Games, has helped us learn more about the periodic table through a visually stunning puzzle game.
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+Joan Concilio  have been seeing positive reviews of Atomidoodle. . .almost everywhere! 
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Check out my 2014 look at some REALLY BAD homeschooling days as part of an +iHomeschool Network roundup on imperfect homeschooling!
I'm a huge advocate of working parents who homeschool. But sometimes, unschooling while working doesn't work. Here's what we do when those times come.
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Ah, #curriculum. Math curriculum. Do you matter as much as everyone thinks you do? (Spoiler alert: The answer is yes, but no.) See why.
What homeschool math curriculum is best? Saxon, Math-U-See, Life of Fred, Common Core, workbooks, manipulatives? See what matters and what doesn't.
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Just added this month's birthday honoree, Keanu Reeves, to our archive of all our #unitstudies  based on the birthdays of famous people. Wait til you see our planned October additions!
Check out these unschool-style learning guides or unit studies featuring basic facts about famous people, discussion questions, and ways to learn more.
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As unschoolers, we don't get a lot of products come our way for review that I feel comfortable sharing. But we've found +Standard Deviants Accelerate super-useful to help us tackle some algebra concepts (and more!) that we need as a foundation to pursue our other interests! Check out how we're using it here.
See how we use the Standard Deviants Accelerate accelerated learning program with an unschooling approach, specifically to tackle the basics of algebra.
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Check out what we've been up to in the past few months... a busy, busy time but lots of fun unschool living and learning!
Here's a look at what the Conciliottoman family has been doing, radical unschooling style, winter 2015: books, movies, video games, YouTube, trips and more.
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Check out some cool highlights from our 2014!
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So I emailed inbox@google.com to request an invite, and then received a bounceback email that the address I was trying was receiving email at a rate that prevented them from receiving my email. I feel like that could have been anticipated and accounted for, since, y'know, it's THEIR mail service... Either way, hopeful to get an invite somehow. (Also, I can't seem to comment on the G+ thread on the Official Google Blog, because "share" is erroring out. I feel like it just isn't Google's day.)
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Excellent unit study on William Penn from +Judy Hoch - highly recommend for my fellow Pennsylvanians and anyone who loves history!
Who Was William Penn? William Penn was a Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania as a place for religious freedom in America. Early Life William Penn was born in London, England, on October 1...
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Willi Penn really is fascinating 
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#homeschool  friends, if you want some fun #unitstudies  for your new school year, here's one I put together of our favorite #space  resources. Enjoy! http://unschoolrules.com/2013/01/to-the-moon-and-back-best-resources-for-space-and-solar-system-study
One of the "learning kicks" we've been on for more than six months now has been outer space, specifically our solar system and the moon. Here are some of the coolest books, movies, trips and more we've incorporated into our learning!
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Great read from +Jamie Worley here on living simply (and a great review of a book on my to-read list, too, from one of my heroes, +Tsh Oxenreider) 
Living simply and intentionally isn't always easy; I get distracted. So I look for resources to help me stay focused and practical ideas to inspire me.
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Penn State Hershey College of Medicine web specialist, Pippity customer service pro, Unschool Rules author, and freelance digital assistant/writer/editor
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  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
    Web specialist, 2015 - present
  • Pippity
    Customer service specialist, 2013 - present
  • iHomeschool Network
    Member blogger, 2012 - present
  • York Daily Record/Sunday News
    Innovation editor, 1999 - 2015
  • Man Vs. Debt
    Editor and community manager, 2011 - 2014
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West Manchester Township, Pa.
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Dover Township, Pa.
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Unschooler, friend, reader, music-lover, writer, Yorker, martial artist, painter, geek, human. In no particular order.
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Technology and social-media junkie. Passionate about learning, community and doing things right. Devotee of spreading the word about cool things. Coordinator and project-juggler. Blogger and columnist tackling unschooling, art and new ideas. 

~*| This madness is attractive |*~
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Black belt in tae kwon do, unschooling mom to an awesome kid, ridiculously organized, owner of 3 special-needs cats.
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  • York College
    Mathematics, 1999 - 2002
  • Dover Area High School
    1995 - 1999
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November 29
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Joan Otto