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What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?

What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?
What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator? Sometimes homeschooling high school can feel overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and panic-inducing.What is the difference between "pedagogy" and "pet a doggy" anyway? And does it even matter? Well, statistics show that homeschoolers do a better job of educating their children regardless of the parent's educational background. That means knowing words like "pedagogy" isn't going to make your children better. So, if you are trying to weigh the pros and cons...
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Guest — Lisa Salan
I cannot thank you enough for this post! This is exactly what I needed to hear today, Lee, and is what I feel deep down is the rig... Read More
Thursday, 12 November 2015 11:40
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Lee will love your kind words too! Thank you. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 12 November 2015 13:41
Guest — Nancy
Boy, did I need to see this today! Thanks Lee!
Thursday, 12 November 2015 08:56
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How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Homeschool Transcript

How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Homeschool Transcript
Dual enrollment. It can be such a sticking point for homeschool families making a homeschool transcript. Follow the 6 steps below to put dual enrollment on your child's transcript.This post will tell you how to put dual enrollment on a transcript. Want to see what a scholarship-winning transcript actually looks like? Click to download The HomeScholar Record Keeping Samples Choose an acronymCreate an acronym for each college or high school location where your child took classes....
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EMILY BYRD
Good evening. I am hoping that you will be able to answer my question, and I hope that I can word my question in a way that makes... Read More
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:44
Robin
Hi Emily, Lee always recommends keeping your grading scale as it is. It may mean including the college's grading scale in your do... Read More
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:17
Lee Binz
Dear Laura, I'm so sorry you are frustrated. This can be a very confusing subject, and each high school and school district may h... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2019 21:58
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Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar

Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar
Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar Recently I worked with Andrew Pudewa of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) on a series of classes teaching parents how to determine high school credit for IEW products. We’ve known each other for many years and collaborated together on a number of projects before, and it's always fun. This time I enjoyed chatting with him about my Total Transcript Solution. This is what Andrew had to say:“If I could...
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Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating

Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating
Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating You know how bad things can happen to good people? Well, massive yearlong cheating can happen within good families, even with sweet children. While uncommon, it does sometimes happen. There are things you can do once you recognize a problem - and things everyone can do to prevent it from happening to them.What do to when you recognize the problemThese are different options that parents have when their high...
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Guest — Deanna M
This post was such a breath of fresh air!! Last year I found that my 9th grader had cheated the entire way through his Algebra. I ... Read More
Friday, 16 October 2015 06:47
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Deanna, My son did the same! I'm so proud of you for showing your son that there is a price to be paid, and calling him to account... Read More
Saturday, 17 October 2015 18:20
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Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School

Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School
Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School Here are 16 resources for the BIG GAME we call homeschool high school. Read these tips for each step of the way. Each section has an article and resource, if you want some encouragement. Learn how you have the home field advantage as you homeschool through high school.Tailgate Party = Elementary SchoolLearn to love learningTrue socializationArticle: 6 Ways to Declare Homeschool IndependenceBook: How to Homeschool Independently: Do-it-Yourself...
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Declare your Homeschool Independence!

Declare your Homeschool Independence!
Declare your Homeschool Independence! Learn why "old-fashioned" homeschooling is still your best bet for growing passionate learners! Homeschool independently and take your life back! Instead of a "one-size-fits-all" assembly line education, choose the freedom to teach your children at their pace and consistent with your values. Pursue happiness while homeschooling, instead of pursuing the busyness so common in our society.This brand new kindle book will allow you to be a fearless leader in your homeschool and...
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High School Centered Around Interests

High School Centered Around Interests
High School Centered Around Interests Tricia wrote to share her graduation story. Read about her success overcoming obstacles, and creating a high school centered around the interests of her daughter. You'll be so encouraged today! I would love to share the story of my recent graduate from Homeschool because ours is such a testimony of what God can do when we don't see how it will ever work out!We recently graduated our second daughter from our homeschool. ...
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Will More Tests Increase Options?

Will More Tests Increase Options?
Will More Tests Increase Options? Jasmine was doing some research on college counselors, and found my YouTube Tip of the Week "Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor?""My daughter took the SAT twice, receiving 2250 and 2280 (thanks to your excellent tips!) consecutively. Some people have advised her to take the ACT (some saying that her SAT score is still too low for highly selective colleges, others saying that a high ACT score may open...
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Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges

Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges
Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges I was just talking to one of my Gold Care Club members about the cost of sending SAT scores to colleges. Without planning, it can get priceyWhen you register for the SAT test, the student can indicate up to four college recipients during registration. Only four score sends are included with your registration; you have to pay to send additional scores. I believe that it is $11-$12 per college when you...
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How Much College Debt is Acceptable?

How Much College Debt is Acceptable?
Every person has to decide for themselves how much college debt is worthwhile. I can tell you what my debt boundaries are as you begin your research. Ultimately, that will be a family decision that you'll have to make.For me, I think college debt may be worthwhile only if you can pay it back within one year. Estimate how much your child could make at a minimum wage job while living at home for one year....
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3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications

3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications
3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications Dual enrollment classes on the transcriptUse an acronym before the class title to clearly show which classes were taken at the community college. That shows that senior year classes are harder than last year - a good trend to show.  You can read about that trend in this blog post, Acronym for Outside Classes.  For the classes your student is currently enrolled in, replace the grade with...
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5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution

5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution
5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution Marcy Crabtree of Ben and Me recently started using my Total Transcript Solution. I taught a class for her, and during the class she was telling me all about how much she loves it! The Top 5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution 1) I know that I'm going to be prepared and that helps alleviate so much fear and so much pressure for me....
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What Grade is My High School Child?

What Grade is My High School Child?
There you are, homeschooling the normal and natural way, not worrying about grade levels. After all, when your child is younger, how can you really tell what grade they are in? Because they could be in 5th grade math, 8th grade spelling, and using a 7th grade history curriculum. But when you have a high school student, suddenly everyone wants to know. What Grade is My High School Child? The easiest way to determine grade level...
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From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers

From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers
Success! I love it when people write to say THANK YOU and share their successes! I got this awesome note from Jen in Pennsylvania. Read some of her tips, and see what you can glean from her experiences today. From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey.I've been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has been...
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Calendar Reminders for Summer

Calendar Reminders for Summer
Some of my Gold Care Club members want me to give them direction and ask me regularly, "What should I be doing right now?" Well, here are my calendar reminders for summer suggestions for what you can all be doing all summer long. Relax! Fill summer with Delight Directed Learning, and provide time for kids to pursue their own interests.  It's the best thing that you can do to prepare them for college - and life!...
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