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Christmas Reading List

Christmas Reading List
Relax and smell the peppermint mocha! Christmas is a great time to snuggle up with a warm beverage and read some classic literature. Christmastime is the perfect season for great literature.  Even during this frantic time, you can enjoy quality academics that don’t add to the craziness. During your busy season as a parent, pick a book or two for your family from my Christmas reading list. Encourage your teen to spend time relaxing with a...
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[Free Book] Homeschooling the Holidays

[Free Book] Homeschooling the Holidays
Holiday seasons, especially between November and January, are busy times. Celebrations like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Hanukkah, and more se...
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Recommended Homeschool Curriculum and Resources

Recommended Homeschool Curriculum and Resources
Are you looking for some ideas for great high school curriculum? If so, I can help you begin to weed through the large amount of resources out th...
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Logic as a High School Elective

Logic as a High School Elective
I have to confess, I was tempted to call this post "Logic for Dummies" but I was afraid you would know I'm not actually an intellectual. You see, I know that I could never possibly have taught logic to my logic-loving children without some help. Affiliate disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Logic, and logical thinking, involves essential skills that every...
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Guest — Janice
I actually require that my students study logic/philosophy just as they would math; every semester they must take a logic or phil... Read More
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Guest — Colleen
We also had a 1/2 highschool credit for Logic, titled it Logic & Reasoning, using these two books, "The Fallacy Detective" and... Read More
Friday, 05 February 2016 20:54
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Books Comparing College Statistics

Books Comparing College Statistics
You are the high school guidance counselor. Although there are many ways to compare colleges and their statistics, you may need a book to help explain the differences between the colleges you are looking at. My son is a junior this year.  Because he took the PSAT, he has started receiving lots of college literature via e-mail and through the regular mail.  How can we find out AND COMPARE the college's statistics such as the academic...
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How to Include Bible on a Homeschool Transcript

How to Include Bible on a Homeschool Transcript
Homeschoolers are often Christian families - and they often include Christian education in their homeschool. Let me show you how to include your study...
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Menu Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

Menu Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table
What are you making for Thanksgiving? Need some ideas? I don't have to make the turkey this year, but I do have other ideas! These are appetizers, sid...
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Learning Leadership: Great List of Leadership Books for Teens

Learning Leadership: Great List of Leadership Books for Teens
Leadership is something you learn by doing. Become good at something, do it often for fun, and pretty soon you'll be leading others as they do it, too. The next thing you know, you're leading! Leadership is also something you can learn by reading about. Read about leadership and about examples of good leaders, to become knowledgeable and skillful; then act on that wisdom as you lead others. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and...
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My favorite is "Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris. They encourage teens to step out of their comfort zone and try something... Read More
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Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost

Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost
Plan ahead to avoid devastating test results. Whether your child is a super-smart, gifted test-taker, or struggling test-o-phobe, there is o...
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Devoted to Devotions

Devoted to Devotions
Listen. Learn. Discern. Get guidance. Sounds great! Now if we could just teach our children to have a quiet time and devotional with the word of God, they could listen, learn, discern, and get guidance too!This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.Proverbs 1:5Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. Sometimes kids will gobble...
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10 Ways to Advance Your Homeschool Skills with Professional Development

10 Ways to Advance Your Homeschool Skills with Professional Development
Kelly was taking one of my free classes and explained her commitment to quality continuing education. She wrote, "I set time aside a minimum of 3 hour...
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Qualities NOT Measured by Tests [Free Printable Poster]

Qualities NOT Measured by Tests [Free Printable Poster]
Sometimes, I post something that really strikes the heart of my readers. An old post I had about measuring character qualities other than academi...
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Making Homeschool Economics Fast and Easy

Making Homeschool Economics Fast and Easy
Economics is usually a 1/2 credit, semester-long class taught during senior year in high school. Sometimes homeschoolers want to provide a full 1 credit class on economics, or want to prepare for the AP exams in economics. There are a lot of different ways to cover economics as a homeschooler. Here are some options you might consider.This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Fast and Easy EconomicsNot everything...
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[…] high schooling people: Making homeschool economics fast and easy. I like the idea of using the Great Courses classes. I ... Read More
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Hi Lee, Another resource to add to your list is Hillsdale college offers a free 10 lecture series about economics (as well as gov... Read More
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Guest — Sheryl Chandler
Lee, I did not realize your son helped Jay Richards with 'Money, Greed and God'. I read it last summer and loved it...and I'm not ... Read More
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Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College
Putting together a homeschool transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year. Is yours up to date and ready to send to colleges? Here are some helpful things to consider when putting the final touches on your masterpiece! What to Include Make sure to include all the classes your child is currently taking, even if they haven’t completed them yet. Is your child taking a calculus class this fall?...
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39 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College and Maximize Scholarships

39 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College and Maximize Scholarships
What are colleges are really looking for? Students who really want to attend a particular college need to be able to convince the school tha...
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