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Words I Hate

Words I Hate
There are certain words I hate.  They don't seem to be important for homeschooling.  Although I know it can be useful for some people, many of these words have their roots in public schools. rubricliterary analysisumbrella organizationaccountabilitybenchmarkcredentialinclusivenorm or normativesocializationalternative educationaccreditationparent-partnershipcertifiedapprovedIn fact, to me some words just scream "Certified teacher!  Lookout!"  Some things are useful - even important - with public school children or in a brick and mortar school.  That doesn't mean they are words that...
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Guest — Lee
Here is my previous article about literary analysis and how much it stressed me out: Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 07:59
Guest — Homeschool Mom
Thanks for this post. I understand why you don't like those words, but would please explain to me why you don't like the words lit... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 07:33
Guest — Rebecca
WHITEBOARD (as if they're the end-all, be-all) TECHNOLOGY(see above) emergent literacy (it's called Learning to READ) MULIPLE INTE... Read More
Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:48
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Is High School Accreditation Necessary?

Is High School Accreditation Necessary?
Frankie on Facebook was concerned about high school accreditation, and contacted me with this question: I have a son who is entering High School and we are trying to find a High School program that is accredited. The trick is to find one that will also be accepted by an accredited College. At this point my son seems to want to go into the criminal justice direction but it has been tough for me since there...
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Do You Really Need an "Accreditation Counselor?"

Do You Really Need an "Accreditation Counselor?"
Hey Lee,As you may remember we are moving into the High School years and I just saw your email on the new Transcripts. Scott and I are looking into purchasing it. One quick question...We live in Georgia and at our Homeschool Group many students in High School use an "accreditation counselor." Quite frankly, I'm not impressed with what I've seen but I'm a little confused. Do we have to have someone put these together for us...
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Revolving Door Strategy

Revolving Door Strategy
People are starting to panic about their choice to send their kids to public school.  As homeschoolers, sometimes we look at the other side of the fence, and think the grass is greener over there by the public school.  You may not realize how many public school parents are thinking the same thing about homeschooling!When people ask me about pulling their kids out of public school for a while, "until they get up to grade level"...
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The Joy of Taking a Homeschool Mulligan

The Joy of Taking a Homeschool Mulligan
No mulligans.  No take-backs.  No do-overs.  When you are dealing with an accrediting program, once you have something on their official transcript, it's.... well.... official.  Even if your child does really poorly, it's still part of their "permanent record."  (You have to say that so it's all scary-sounding, like rolling thunder or something.  "...Permanent Record." )  Colleges will ask you to submit all transcripts for all schools, and even a rotten transcript is a "real" transcript...
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Guest — Lee
You know, if a public school student can re-take a class in order to get a better grade, then certainly we can too, right? I'll... Read More
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 19:09
Guest — Stephanie
I can't wait to see the ebook! I, too, love the idea that you can retake a class. I wish that I had this idea when our older daugh... Read More
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 16:34
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Why Create your own Transcript?

Why Create your own Transcript?
Retain your status as an independent homeschooler Maintain complete control over your student's academic record. Provide the documentation that colleges need from all applicants. Save TONS of money!Remember, you don't need to pay a transcript or accreditation service thousands of dollars to create a homeschool transcript for you. You can do it at home on your computer. I can teach you how. Visit my website for more information.
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  • Homeschool Mom Universal Translator (HMUT)

    Hi there, Mr. HomeScholar here...

    It has come to my attention that homeschool dads will sometimes struggle understanding their wives.  Lee asked me to help explain the homeschool mom perspective

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