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Homeschool High School? Me? No Way!

Some people experience the panic before they begin homeschooling high school. When they first come to grips with this prospect, they cry out, "Me? Homeschool High School? No Way!" Have you ever thought you weren't qualified? Perhaps you don't have a college education. You may not even have a degree in classroom instruction! And yet God, in his infinite wisdom and humor, has chosen YOU to do this crazy thing.Moses knows just how you feel. He...

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Real Help for Struggling Learners

In Lake Wobegon all the children are above average, but in the real world some kids struggle.  What is a parent to do?I have a son with fairly significant learning disabilities.  He is dues to begin high school this fall.  He is on a sixth grade level in math...so we keep going...do I give him high school level credit for the math we do next year?  His writing looks like a second grader's ~ do we...

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First Things First

"My question is regarding high school science for a Mom and student who just can't get their heads wrapped around science."~ Bethany Plante from Amesbury, Mass. Dear Bethany,I love your question, because it can apply to so many subjects other than science!  Your question shows that you have identified the area of your homeschool that needs the most help. Everyone has one - and it's good that you have identified it.Put first things firstEvery homeschool parent...

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Why Homeschool Junior High?

Junior high is your training ground.  For parents, junior high has two purposes.  First, it's a time to learn how to high school, taking classes and reading books that will prepare you for the task ahead.  Like reading "What to Expect When you are Expecting" the learning process should be both fun and educational for you.  The second purpose is to practice high school record-keeping skills.  That way nothing will come as a surprise, and you...

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Learning To Learn Independently

As I often say on this blog, our goal as homeschool parents is NOT to teach something. Our goal is for our kids to LEARN.  Sometimes they will learn how to learn a subject on their own, without having a teacher teach them. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If they go to college, they will be expected to learn all the textbook material on their own. College lectures are most...

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Homeschooling High School? Remember When...?

Homeschoolers are a forgetful bunch.  Each new phase of homeschooling is often met with anxiety and uncertainty.  "Can I really do this?" is a common question, especially when approaching the high school years.  Yet, the Bible has a lot to say about remembering.  In fact, the theme of Deuteronomy is "remember."  Don't forget what the Lord has done. Deuteronomy 8:2Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years,...

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