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Teaching Teens to Sleep is Important

Teaching Teens to Sleep is Important
Is Sleep the Only Reason Homeschool Kids are Healthier & Happier?Recently I read an article Homeschoolers Are Healthier and Happier Than Public or Private School Students about sleep and success in high school.It stated that homeschooled students are healthier and happier, due in large part to the fact that they get more sleep than their schooled peers.  It reminded me of when my children were toddlers, and how difficult it was to convince them to sleep.  Now again...
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Guest — Leslie Klein Thompson
I feel each child is different. For my youngest child,just turned 10, sleep is a huge factor. Her biological clock is a late one. ... Read More
Friday, 28 June 2013 15:04
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When to Stop and Smell the Roses

When to Stop and Smell the Roses
There comes a time in every homeschool year, when parents give a deep sigh, look toward Heaven and cry out, "Please Lord!  Make it stop!"That of course begs the question, when CAN you stop?  When are you done for the year?Here is a quick tip. 80% done is completely and officially "done."Public school teachers go through four years of college and learn that they are expected to complete about 80% of the curriculum.  Think about your...
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Guest — Tamara
Wish I had read this post a month ago! We started a particular American history curriculum in January because I wanted to give a "... Read More
Thursday, 27 June 2013 18:39
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The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT

The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT
How you can choose between the SAT and ACT. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — Martha
Hi, I have been using the California Achievement Test for the annual evaluation is this a comparable test and is it acceptable fo... Read More
Saturday, 15 June 2013 09:32
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Martha, Standardized testing that is required by the school district isn't a replacement for SAT or ACT. Sorry about that.... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 22:14
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Inspiration for Course Descriptions

Inspiration for Course Descriptions
Google is a marvelous thing!  It's possible to find course titles and descriptions with a simple search!  For example, the website for the Indiana Department of Education has a page of Course Titles and Descriptions. That means acres and acres of real public school classes for you to stare at in amazement, enjoying their strange mixture.Look at the variety of course titles here - great options!  Look at the words for course descriptions - mix and match!...
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How Do I Teach Subjects I Don't Know?

How Do I Teach Subjects I Don't Know?
Strategies on teaching subjects that you as the parents haven't mastered.   Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Homeschool Records Worth Imitating

Homeschool Records Worth Imitating
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is hearing the stories my clients tell of their success in college admission and scholarships.  I know from experience the excitement of hearing that my student was admitted to his number one college, and the relief we felt when he won scholarships.  Hearing your stories is what keeps me doing this work of encouragement, so imagine my delight when Lisa in Washington sent me this:                                                           “Hi Lee!  During the registration...
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High School Plan in Full Color

High School Plan in Full Color
You know how your children have their own learning style?So do parents!When you need to wrap your head around the high school years, try to do it in a way that will make sense to you.Penny shared her success with class planning in color!Hi Lee,I was using the HomeScholar Planning Guide to start my planning for next year, but was having a little difficulty visualizing how classes might fit (without a lot of erasing!), so I...
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Guest — Evelyn Krieger
I love this! I think she should send it to the PostIt note company.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 14:25
Guest — Kim
Brilliant!
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:46
Guest — Kristal
LOVE this idea!
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:13
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Teaching Your Dyslexic Student

Teaching Your Dyslexic Student
Strategies for teaching your child with learning difficulties.     Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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When to Start Delight Directed Learning

When to Start Delight Directed Learning
One of my favorite things about homeschooling is the opportunity it gives our children to learn more about the things they are passionate about, which is sometimes called delight directed learning. That kind of learning is sometimes a little foreign to people who are used to more ‘schoolish’ methods, and it leads to a lot of questions. “When did you start doing delight directed learning?  Did you find it hard to get through a year-long school...
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How to Teach a Homeschool Geek

How to Teach a Homeschool Geek
Strategies for teaching your geeky homeschool student. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Grading Estimate

Grading Estimate
Let me guess.  You didn't use tests on all your homeschool subjects, right?  Neither did I! And yet, somehow, my children survived! Some homeschoolers think it's tons of fun to go back through four years of high school records and try to find or recreate every possible test, quiz, and assignment.  For me, that doesn't sound like fun.  I was not one of those people.  Plus I've noticed that even when parents do some forensic grading like that,...
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When is the SAT not the SAT?

When is the SAT not the SAT?
When is the SAT not the SAT? When it’s the Stanford Achievement Test!Some homeschool families test or assess their students each year.  The test their children for a quick check-up on how they are doing, or to comply with the homeschooling laws in their state. When they use a standardized test, some families use the “Stanford Achievement Test."  You may be familiar with this test. It measures ability level in elementary, middle school, and 9-10th grades. ...
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3 Waves of Scholarships

3 Waves of Scholarships
Scholarships come in waves.  They don't all come at once and they don't all come when you receive college admission. And, unfortunately, they don't all come by the time you have to decide on your college, either.  To say the least, they certainly don't come when it's convenient, that's for sure.Three Waves of Scholarships Scholarships come in Waves - 3 waves, actually.  The first wave is scholarship money based on application numbers.  That means the score on...
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Lee Binz
Lee, I love your posts. They are truly amusing as well as informational.
Friday, 08 March 2019 00:50
Robin
Thank you, Denise! Lee is always thankful to hear that she has blessed parents. And when her humor is understood! Robin Assistant... Read More
Friday, 08 March 2019 01:55
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The Problem with Homeschoolers

The Problem with Homeschoolers
One of the biggest problems with homeschool parents and how to avoid it. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Mandarin Language and Chinese Culture Studies

Mandarin Language and Chinese Culture Studies
The nice thing about homeschooling is that you can create almost any electives for your child under the sun!  You aren't limited to electives that a teacher is interested in, and you aren't limited to electives that you feel comfortable teaching.The bad part about homeschooling, is that when you recognize you can teach any elective under the sun, you have to somehow find the materials for your child to use!  Donna was talking to me about...
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Guest — Jill Robinson
One resource that should not be passed up is local colleges and universities. Also, given the number of foreign students at most c... Read More
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:58
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good idea, Jill! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:03
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