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Words I Hate

There are certain words I hate.  They don't seem to be important for homeschooling.  Although I know it can be useful for some people, many of these words have their roots in public schools. rubricliterary analysisumbrella organizationaccountabilitybenchmarkcredentialinclusivenorm or normativesocializationalternative educationaccreditationparent-partnershipcertifiedapprovedIn fact, to me some words just scream "Certified teacher!  Lookout!"  Some things are useful - even important - with public school children or in a brick and mortar school.  That doesn't mean they are words that...

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Homeschool Accountability - Try a "Morning Meeting"

Ooops.  They were supposed to be independent.  Instead they goofed off.Never under-estimate a teenager's ability to avoid work.  Sometimes intentional lapses, many times teens are simply focused on other things (like their hair, or their new shoes) and they forget trivial things like math assignments or research reports. It would be nice to have teenagers grow up one day and suddenly just BE responsible.  Nice, but unlikely.  It's much more common for teenagers to slowly BECOME...

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