Teaching Strategies to Help Struggling Learners

Teaching Strategies to Help Struggling Learners
If you have a struggling learner, you know the challenges that come with every day. Whether the struggle comes from one individual subject or from across the academic board, you understand what it takes to get through the day, and I am here to suppor...
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Using [MOOCs] with Profoundly Gifted Students

Using [MOOCs] with Profoundly Gifted Students
Finding challenging material for profoundly  gifted children can be difficult, particularly when students are working at a college level. Consider carefully whether MOOCs  might be a good fit.  You can find more information about MOOCs...
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April Homeschool Calendar Reminders

April Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Each month there are reminders that will help you in your homeschool journey! Have you looked at the calendar this month for the April homeschool calendar reminders?  Middle School: Make a decision not to panic. Instead, spend some time on conti...
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College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!

College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!

You are not legally required to provide your social security number on college applications: your social security number is private.  Schools are not required to ask for it.  It will be required for a college loan, but it  should not be required for a college application.  That’s why I recommend that you do NOT put a social security number on your transcript.

I can teach you how to create transcripts and records that win scholarships. Click to download samples of what we used to do it ourselves. The HomeScholar Record Keeping Samples
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For more information, read this document from the Social Security Administration: Legal requirements to provide your Social Security Number.

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Highlight on High School History

Highlight on High School History
In March 2019, I hosted the Highlight on High School History week. During that week, I invited some dear friends who are experts in their fields - history! You can find those webinars in my online product, High School Solution . A great resource for ...
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[Free Workshop] College Applications Simply Explained

[Free Workshop] College Applications Simply Explained
Somebody needs to simply explain the college application process, and I volunteer! I love helping parents make sense of the college admission maze. Did you know that September of senior year is when teens begin applying for college? Wait any longer a...
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Conservative Christian Engineering Colleges

Conservative Christian Engineering Colleges

Do you have an engineering 'geek' in your household? (Read my article, Teaching Geeks)  Need to find a conservative Christian Engineering College for them? I can give you a jumping off place if you aren't sure where to start! 

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Creating Long Course Descriptions from Co-Op Class Info

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Did you know that you can create long course descriptions from Co-Op class info? Yep! Course descriptions describe your homeschool class that even a stranger unfamiliar with homeschooling will understand what the student has done.  Sometime...
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Create Your Magnum Opus of Homeschooling

Create Your Magnum Opus of Homeschooling
Lisa wrote to share about her success with the Comprehensive Record Solution, testifying that it provided a holistic picture of her child that resulted in college admission AND admission into the nursing program at the school.  You can take my f...
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[Free Kindle Book] Scheduling: The Secret to Homeschool Sanity

[Free Kindle Book] Scheduling: The Secret to Homeschool Sanity
Scheduling....one thing many of us struggle with as homeschoolers! We find ourselves so busy many times, that we forget that scheduling can help! (A crazy busy life can be avoided! Find out how in How to Avoid a Crazy Busy Life in 7 Easy Steps ) When...
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April Newsletter Giveaway

April Newsletter Giveaway
I think the April Newsletter giveaway will be especially popular! My friends at Teaching Textbooks have generously donated a one year subscription to any level of the Teaching Textbooks 3.0 for one student!  Many of my Gold Care Club member...
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My Biggest Regret with My Teen Student

My Biggest Regret with My Teen Student
My Coffee Break Books are small, helpful, inexpensive, and (sometimes) free. Click to get notified when they are free to download: Free Kindle Book Notification Service Do you have any biggest regrets from parenting your teen student? This letter fro...
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Meet Me at Convention!

Meet Me at Convention!
Can you feel the spring in the air? I can!  And, if you've been around homeschooling long enough, you know that can only mean one thing.... It's almost convention time!   Conventions are great for allowing you a chance to do continuing...
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LeTourneau University Online Dual Enrollment

LeTourneau University Online Dual Enrollment
Your humble homeschool can compete with the most prestigious college prep high school. Let me show you how! Register here: Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers Webinar Are you looking for ways to pay for your college education? Check out dual ...
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Accept or Reject College Admissions Requests

Accept or Reject College Admissions Requests

You have visited each of the college campuses that you were interested in applying to. You were diligent to do all that was necessary to apply to each of the homeschool friendly campuses. You got accepted into some of your favorites. And, now, the time has come to let each of the colleges that you gained admission into whether you will be joining them in the fall. Sounds like a tall order! It is easier than it sounds to accept or reject their invitation to join their family, but there are a few tips I'd like for you to know as you go about doing so.

Of course, there is more to getting into college than just visiting. Let me unlock the mysteries of the college application process for you in this free class! Click to register: College Applications Simply Explained

Sharon, a homeschool mom, told me that her daughter was accepted to every college where she applied. Time to celebrate! But then our conversation became more serious. How do you tell colleges, "Thanks, but no thank you"? How can you tell them your child has decided not to attend?

When a college sends a written acceptance letter, they include how to notify them about your decision. This may involve written directions or a reply card to mail back. Some colleges even include a postcard in their admissions packet to make this task easy for you and your student. You might have to use a special email address or website to enter your decision online. In the joy and excitement of learning about college admission and scholarships, sometimes these little bits of information can get lost in the hoopla! Look through all the papers again to see if you can find instructions on how to say "No, thank you."

Some colleges don't have a formal method for replying. In this case, simply contact the college the same way they contacted you. If you have an admission advisor who has talked to you on the phone, then call back on the phone. If an admission representative emails you, email them back. If they have only mailed information, then send snail-mail to notify them.

Keep in mind that acceptance or rejection responses should come directly from the student. As young adults, who will soon be interacting on their own in college, they should easily be able to handle it. It is important for your student to tell colleges that they have decided not to attend so that the college doesn't hold their place. There may be student's waiting to take the place of a 'no thank you'. 

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