The Harmony Learning Community Blog

News, Updates, Program Recaps, and Homeschooling Information

Open House: Tuesday, September 8

On Tuesday, September 8, Talking Stick Learning Center will host an Open House at both the Cope House and the Garden Classroom from 10am to 12 noon.

End of Year T-Shirts are Ready

New! Annual t-shirts, and other cool stuff, with a custom “CAUTION: SOCIALIZATION IN PROGRESS” design, ready to commemorate the year, and show your support for our community. $5 from the purchase price of every time goes directly to support Talking Stick!

Talking Stick Needs Your Help

As our program year winds down and summer approaches, we are asking for your help: we face a $10,000 deficit that unfortunately will come out of staff payroll.

Open House: Friday, May 15

Talking Stick Learning Center will host an Open House on Friday, May 15, from 10am to 12 noon. This is a great opportunity to visit some of our grounds, meet some of our staff, and have any questions answered. The Open House will be held at the Garden Classroom. If you would like to attend, or if you know of…

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Registration is Open for Next Year

We Are Now Accepting Registrations for the 2015-2016 Program Year We have a lot of exciting new programs planned for next year, and we are making ourselves more accessible than ever. When you register for Talking Stick this year, you will notice that we are now offering: A 12% decrease in tuition rates New, easier installment plans A limited amount…

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Harmony Favorites: Games Worth Acquiring!

Labyrinth The board consists of shiftable cards that make up a scrambled maze in the beginning. The object of the game is for each player to collect as quickly as possible all seven treasures depicted on their individual treasure cards. The treasures are fun things like a ring, an ogre, and a princess. The strategy and visual thinking parts come…

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Sticks and Stones: The Pros and Cons of Rough Play

The “sticky” subject of combat play explored by founder and armchair anthropologist, Katie O’Connor.

Maker Exploratorium: Reflecting and Planning For the New Year

Harmony Learning Community’s homeschool Maker Exploratorium had a wonderful end to 2014, filled with international intrigue, baking, collaborative games, and of course, art and making. We continue to enjoy our participation in the IEARN community (International Education and Resource Network). As part of their IEARN Global Food Challenge and in celebration of Thanksgiving week, we spent November 25th making pies….

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New Teen Program! Talking Flix: A Film Studies Class

A semester long film study program for teens at Talking Stick Learning Center in Germantown, PA, beginning January 5, 2015!. Teens will discuss and critique history and culture through films, from silent movie classics and Hollywood Blockbusters to world cinema and the avant-garde. Film themes may relate to calendar observances or current events. Other themes may include Civil Rights, Censorship,…

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Class Dismissed | A Special Philadelphia Screening

Talking Stick Learning Center will host a film screening of Class Dismissed, followed by a panel discussion with veteran homeschooling parents to talk about what learning outside of the classroom really looks like.