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Teen Tips for College and Career Success

Teen Tips for College and Career Success
 First, a simple question (that reveals one of the great truths about human behavior), have you ever changed your mind about what you want to do ...
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How to Homeschool High School Free Online Conference

How to Homeschool High School Free Online Conference
Gear up to Homeschool High School this month! Give me one week of your precious time and you'll learn to homeschool high school successfully and ...
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Lee Binz
Hi Paula, you can register using the links on this blog post. I can't register you because I don't have your email address. Bless... Read More
Sunday, 08 September 2019 15:15
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Top 6 Tips for High School Math

Top 6 Tips for High School Math
Do you get cold sweats just thinking about teaching your teen high school math? Did your last exposure to trigonometry leave you covered in hives? If ...
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Homeschool Statistics Prove Success

Homeschool Statistics Prove Success
Do you ever think about homeschool statistics and the success of homeschooling? There are currently over 2 million homeschool students. How does ...
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February Homeschool Calendar Reminders

February Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Each month there are calendar reminders that will help you in your homeschool journey! Have you looked at the calendar for February? Are you on t...
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The Final Sacrificial Culmination of the Homeschool Years

The Final Sacrificial Culmination of the Homeschool Years
If you regularly use words like field-tripping and work-shopping, this tip is for you! Bonnie writes about how her final sacrificial culmination of ho...
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Deanna Pathio
Thank you Bonnie for sharing! After reading your post, I am so glad I found The Homescholar when my son was in 8th grade! I found ... Read More
Saturday, 21 April 2018 19:35
Lee Binz
Oh I remember than convention so well - it was sure hot that day! I'm so glad to be able to help you, Deanna! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Saturday, 21 April 2018 21:52
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Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children

Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children
Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children Have you ever gone back and looked at your old high school transcript? I looked at mine recently, and it’s a remarkably bland document. It lists the usual student info, the name of each class I took, the teacher’s name, and my grade. It shows my college test scores, the number of days present or absent, and my cumulative GPA. I attended a public high school, but I imagine a private...
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Homeschooling High School without Tests

Homeschooling High School without Tests
When your children are younger, you might be completely confident about avoiding tests and simply focusing on learning in your homeschool. When they reach high school, you may think you have no choice. You need to give grades and include them on a transcript! Don't panic. Did you know that you don't have to test to give a grade? As a home educator, you have the option of evaluating your children with methods other than tests....
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Keep a High School Notebook + Thankfulness

Keep a High School Notebook + Thankfulness
Keep a High School Notebook + Thankfulness I'm so thankful when people express thankfulness! It's such an encouragement! Laura was working with me through the Gold Care Club and told me how thankful she is for her "Lee Notebook." She fills it with all the handouts, worksheets, and notes from all the classes she has taken with me. She always keeps this notebook handy for reference. Check it out! Last week, after her 20-minute consultation, Laura...
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How to Say NO in 3 Easy Steps

How to Say NO in 3 Easy Steps
How to Say NO in 3 Easy Steps 1. Say it        2. Explain it          3. Walk away Your priority is your children and your family. Your job is to educate them, and that's important! Don't feel guilty when you must say no to someone (or even say no to something awesome!). Put your priorities first: children and family. Everything else is great, but optional. Say no when you need to. You have my permission....
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Deanna Pathio
Oh how I appreciate this message! When I worked, I had a leadership position and my manager told me once that my position would te... Read More
Saturday, 06 January 2018 03:58
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Application Essays That Work

Application Essays That Work
Application Essays That Work My biggest college application essay tip is to write something that might make grandma gasp. (College Admission Essay Tip: Make Grandma Gasp, Not Blush! ) But, what does a great college application essay look like? Johns Hopkins University actually posts their favorite essays each year. Look at them to help you guide your child through the college admission procedure. Read the article: Essays That Worked (Class of 2019) Of course, each essay...
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Candied Nuts, Cookies, and Crafts, Oh, My!

Candied Nuts, Cookies, and Crafts, Oh, My!
Candied Nuts, Cookies, and Crafts, Oh, My! This is a perfect recipe and makes your house smell DELICIOUS! These nuts are great for parties and gifting. Cinnamon Candied Nuts Ingredients 1 lb nuts (pecans or almonds are good) 1 large egg white 1 Tbsp water 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt Instructions Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large  bowl, vigorously mix egg white, water, and vanilla...
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Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes

Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes
Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes I love giving sweet bread treats to our neighbors and friends, and bringing them as hostess gifts. These can be made in advance and frozen.  They travel well, too!  You can find wrapping suggestions from Martha Stewart Crafts and from Wilton available on Amazon. Pistachio Bread 1 package yellow cake mix 1 package pistachio pudding mix (3 oz.) 4 eggs 1/2 cup oil 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup...
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Give Christmas Gifts that Pay for College

Give Christmas Gifts that Pay for College
Are you busy getting all of your Christmas gifts purchased? If so, you won't want to miss this list! Christmas gifts for your homeschooler that will free you from checking your list twice! What are Gifts that Pay for College? Kids want fun things that they are interesting to them. Parents want educated children without going broke or crazy. Colleges want “passion” and delight directed learning. Give gifts that will increase the fun factor in school,...
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Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled

Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled
Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled Getting into Julliard is like getting into Harvard. You really have to have it ALL - academics, special talent, passion, and luck! Anytime you are trying to get into a highly selective school, it requires some extra effort from both the parent and the child. Recently I received this lovely thank you note from a Gold Care Club member . Their family achieved wonderful success! "I have enjoyed...
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