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Turn Passion Into Homeschool High School Credit

Turn Passion Into Homeschool High School Credit
Let me demonstrate how to think through the process using the interest of the child and incorporating that into delight-directed learning.A homeschool boy loves the show "Warriors" on The History Channel and just can't get enough.  He read the hosts biography and has a desire to imitate his hero.  His mother wrote to me, looking for ways to translate this interest into "school."  Here are the suggestions I gave her.Dear [Gold Care Club Mom,]I don't think...
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Guest — J W
Oh, and instead of a degree in anthropology, I'd recommend journalism or Radio-TV-Film with emphasis on TV documentaries (Universi... Read More
Thursday, 26 March 2009 18:49
Guest — J W
I presume the student has read Sun Tzu's book The Art of War? It's worth mentioning because it's an ancient classic still used to... Read More
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 22:07
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Planning for SAT Success

Planning for SAT Success
A family bought "Gifted Education at Home" and had an additional question about providing a challenge for her mathematically gifted young child.Hi Lee,One more question for you.  My husband is a man with a plan and he wants to plan based on the end which would be taking the SAT and excelling.   We are reevaluating the Abeka math program.  It is OK for the next couple of years but we are planning to really accelerate.  I...
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Guest — J W
I don't know if this will help or not, but I have a younger student using ABeka math. She's right smack dab at grade level, but t... Read More
Friday, 20 February 2009 14:12
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Homeschool Transcript Not Necessary?

Homeschool Transcript Not Necessary?
Lee,finished the entire ebook, and I LOVED IT!!!  Thank you so, so much for all that you are doing.  I have needed support like you offer for a number of years now.  Most people I know are just putting their kids in high school because the task is overwhelming to them.  We have felt that homeschool tK-12th grade is the path for our family.  After talking to many parents who are done raising their children who...
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Guest — J W
I know the Home Scholar personally, and I can tell you, she's not scary!
Monday, 02 February 2009 21:21
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Homeschooling High School and Feeling Alone?

Homeschooling High School and Feeling Alone?
Some homeschool families feel all alone.  They may be the only homeschoolers in the area, the only people who know that homeschooling high school is possible.  I've received phone calls from remote households across the country.  Although the parents are committed to homeschooling, some feel isolated and completely alone.One hero of the past was perhaps the most isolated person in world history.  Noah.  If you are alone, think about Noah for a moment.  He was building...
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Homeschool Credits: Measured in Feet or Meters!

Homeschool Credits: Measured in Feet or Meters!
Hello, I received your newsletter from a friend and I am looking foward to being part of The HomeScholar.  I have a question regarding High School credits.... Would Grammar and Vocab be a separate English Credit, and American Lit. a separate credit, or would I count it all as one credit under English?My daughter will be entering grade 9.  I plan for her to use Notgrass American History which is suppose to cover one credit each...
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Guest — J W
Credits in the public high school world are a pretty fuzzy thing anyway. I resisted honors English (read: more "busy work" in my ... Read More
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:38
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Bungee Jumping and Homeschool Consulting

Bungee Jumping and Homeschool Consulting
Homeschool consulting gives me a thrill not unlike bungee jumping. I used to work as a nurse in a hospital, and I felt the same way about that job. I just LOVE helping people and caring for people. This week I had an email exchange with a mom, and she said some nice things about my ebook, so I asked her permission to use her name and quote on my website. After saying "yes!" she also...
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Where do I start?

Where do I start?
A mom wrote to me asking where to start.  As the parent of an 8th and 10th grader, she was feeling completely incompetent and needed a quick dose of you-can-do-it reality.  For beginners, I recommend the video Preparing to Homeschool High School .  It covers all the basics of how to homeschool high school, from planning courses, to giving tests.  My goal is to remove the fear of homeschooling high school, so that you can listen...
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I Love My Job!!

I Love My Job!!
I love my job!  My new "Gold Care Club" has been such a blessing!  My "Gold Care Club" members get a free 20 minute consultation, priority email support, and document review.  So now people can send me complicated and time consuming concerns, and I have enough time to REALLY answer their questions, and REALLY help them understand the issues!  I just love it!This morning I was able to have a nice long conversation with Cindy in...
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Guest — J W
I'm especially blessed because by the time I'm REALLY going to need Lee's services, Lee will be that much more experienced in help... Read More
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 21:47
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The Joy of Socratic Dialog

The Joy of Socratic Dialog
My son and I were in church, talking with another mother with her daughter.  We were discussing the relative merits of chewing gum in church, and how breath mints may be preferable.  (Hey, I never claimed to be an intellectual!)  When it seemed as if the generational divide couldn't be breached, my son blurted out, "Hey!  This is not an argument! This is a Socratic dialog!"This is the danger of classical education!  Your children can use...
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The knowledge that our problems are of a higher quality is especially important for those of us with kids who are a bit different ... Read More
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 06:35
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"Man Gives Birth"...News at 11

Hi everyone, Matt here.First of all, on behalf of Lee and I, THANK YOU for making the launch of our new e-book such a wonderful experience.  We have already received a warm and encouraging response from many of you who are already enjoying the e-book and Gold Care Club.  Truthfully, I would say an e-book launch may be as close as I will ever get to pregnancy and giving birth, including "morning sickness," contractions, transition and,...
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Guest — Lee
I was just checking my blog, to make sure all was well, and I read this again. I have to say, I really DO think my husband is hil... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2008 08:31
Guest — lori@allyouhavetogive
Lee, I don't know how you do it...living with a guy as HYSTERICAL as Matt! These guys of ours....we've got great ones and YES..I... Read More
Monday, 15 December 2008 17:04
Guest — lori@allyouhavetogive
Lee and Matt! Thank you so much for making the process so painless for us...well, really for Scott. I've gotten the book downloade... Read More
Monday, 15 December 2008 17:02
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The Best Ideas Came Too Late!

The Best Ideas Came Too Late!
What do delight directed learning, GPA, and reading lists have in common?  They have all been made easier by the brain power of my husband!Unfortunately, his best ideas came AFTER I stopped homeschooling!I was working with a client that used only delight-directed learning, and I was struggling to put all the pieces together.  My husband watched me struggle for a moment, and then he shared information about "affinity groups" that he had learned at work.  He...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Christy, The book launch was fun, and the prizes have been given out, but you know what? The e-book on transcripts will alwa... Read More
Saturday, 13 December 2008 17:41
Guest — J W
Save the library receipts - LOL, I'd need a huge Rubbermaid container for the first year alone! Then, after four years, if we pla... Read More
Saturday, 13 December 2008 16:57
Guest — Christy
Husbands are good like that I can't wait to get you book, and some other stuff. after tax time.... Read More
Saturday, 13 December 2008 10:58
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