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Learning is More Important than Teaching

Learning is More Important than Teaching
As homeschool parents, our goal is NOT to teach; our goal is for the kids to LEARN. I could have taught my kids "at grade level" and they wouldn't have learned a thing. Instead, I gave them curriculum at their ability level, and then they had to learn what they didn't already know. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If our children go to college, they will be expected to learn...
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Guest — Sarah
Thank you for this article. It is very encouraging to know that others nudge their kids into self-teaching. Joanne Calderwood wrot... Read More
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:54
Guest — Rosemary
Dear Lee, Thank you! I have been doubting our home schooling approach until I saw this article.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 13:08
Guest — Teresa
I absolutely love this! I definitely needed this as I am looking into another school year. I will remember this and put this to ... Read More
Thursday, 11 August 2011 23:51
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Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny

Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny
Socialization: Can't Mess With Destiny Years ago, my husband and I went on an Alaskan cruise with my parents. It was wonderful, and we had SUCH a good time! It was fun to see a client and her family on the ship, too! Midway through the cruise, I had the chance to speak to our cruise director, Jason Venner on the Holland America MS Westerdam.  Jason was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He lived in a remote location of...
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Guest — Jennifer Walters
Thanks! This was so encouraging.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 17:59
Guest — Lee
Aw... thanks, Renee! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 12:59
Guest — renee
As long as we love the Father and keep His commandments, why should we fret? He tells us not to be anxious in anytblog. John 14 &... Read More
Monday, 03 October 2011 19:55
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How-to Homeschool - Will Colleges Accept My Transcript?

How-to Homeschool - Will Colleges Accept My Transcript?
In this video, I discus what colleges are looking for in a homeschool transcript. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! img class="size-full wp-image-295 alignnone" title="homeschool-high-school.gif" alt="" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2008/03/signature.gif" width="135" height="80" If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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The Difference Between Test Grades and Transcript Grades

The Difference Between Test Grades and Transcript Grades
In this video, I talk about the difference between grades you give on tests and grades you put on your homeschool transcript. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!

Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!
Dana is a long-time member, and she wrote to me ecstatically sharing about her daughter's scholarship awards.  I asked her to share the advice she would like to give to other mothers, and she has some wonderful suggestions that I think you will find useful!Dear Lee,I have been meaning to follow up and let you know the results of Natalie's college applications. It has been an extremely busy month with her graduation. She will be attending...
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Homeschoolers Grow Up!

Homeschoolers Grow Up!
My 5 year plan for ensuring family harmony. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — Jen
Love it, Lee. It's in my nature to look ahead (I kind of love the word "trajectory"), and what you say here is so true. Keeping th... Read More
Saturday, 22 June 2013 09:37
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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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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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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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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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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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Can You Help Me Make Homeschool Record Keeping Easy?

Can You Help Me Make Homeschool Record Keeping Easy?
A super easy way to keep high school records. (I promise!) Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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What Homeschooling High School Looks Like

What Homeschooling High School Looks Like
What does homeschooling look like? When people ask me what homeschooling looks like, I often tell them it looks like my boy, lying on top of my dog, reading a book in the sun.  Our homeschool room was the room with the dog and the book.  We had a rigorous, academic homeschool, and so we were often busy from about 8:00 in the morning until about 3:00 in the afternoon.  I had a schedule and an...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Elise, I read aloud to my children for 1/2 hour per day, 4 days a week, until they started community college at 16 and 18. ... Read More
Monday, 23 July 2012 10:09
Guest — Elise Knight
I loved hearing what your days looked like in homeschooling high school, Lee! It helps to hear how others do it. I'm planning on... Read More
Saturday, 21 July 2012 22:06
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Considering Homeschooling

Considering Homeschooling
 What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling? Don't doubt it for a second - you CAN homeschool! You don't have to be afraid - you won't ruin your child's future or jeopardize their college chances! You can provide a superior education for your kids that will open doors for them. Your love for your child will ensure success beyond your wildest dreams! At the same time, don’t try to do it alone. Seek...
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Guest — J W
Thanks, Lee :-)
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 18:21
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Is Socialization a Bad Word?

Is Socialization a Bad Word?
 My friends call it The ‘S’ Word.  Socialization.  But you know, it's not a dirty word.  It's the place where homeschoolers truly shine!Homeschoolers are better prepared for life as a result of their socialization in the real world. Instead of spending 6 hours a day with their same-age peers, homeschoolers have the opportunity to interact with a broad range of people, in a wide variety of different settings.  This real world socialization leads to all sorts...
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Guest — J W
I've noticed when it comes to my special needs child, that word comes up a lot. People assume that being in public school will "c... Read More
Sunday, 17 June 2012 07:55
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Sonlight for Good Readers

Sonlight for Good Readers
I try to be very careful about what curriculum I recommend, because different approaches will work for different families, but Sonlight is one of the curriculums I have made a point of praising, because we used it in our homeschool for about five years, and really enjoyed it.  The only reason I stopped using it was because I had prolific readers and they read all the books!  I especially recommend Sonlight to people that are new...
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Guest — ME
Last year was my first year of using Sonlight. We are so glad we did. It's not perfect; we made some modifications, but that's one... Read More
Friday, 15 June 2012 22:16
Guest — Homeschooling Mom
Lee, what do you recommend for highschool students whose reading speed is less than ideal? I took a look at the Sonlight highschoo... Read More
Friday, 15 June 2012 21:20
Guest — J W
Sonlight - fantastic for the first child, disaster for the second :-) Second child is special needs, but even when I started Sonl... Read More
Friday, 15 June 2012 21:18
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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