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Turn Passion Into Homeschool High School Credit

Turn Passion Into Homeschool High School Credit
Let me demonstrate how to think through the process using the interest of the child and incorporating that into delight-directed learning.A homeschool boy loves the show "Warriors" on The History Channel and just can't get enough.  He read the hosts biography and has a desire to imitate his hero.  His mother wrote to me, looking for ways to translate this interest into "school."  Here are the suggestions I gave her.Dear [Gold Care Club Mom,]I don't think...
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Guest — J W
Oh, and instead of a degree in anthropology, I'd recommend journalism or Radio-TV-Film with emphasis on TV documentaries (Universi... Read More
Thursday, 26 March 2009 18:49
Guest — J W
I presume the student has read Sun Tzu's book The Art of War? It's worth mentioning because it's an ancient classic still used to... Read More
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 22:07
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Homeschooling High School: The Joy of Delight!

Homeschooling High School:  The Joy of Delight!
When did you start the Delight directed Learning?  Did you find it hard to get through a year-long school course when doing it 4 days a week?  Did you just tell the kids they could do whatever they wanted on the non-school day, or did they have certain things they always did, like going to a class in a homeschool coop?  Did you allow them to watch TV or play video games during the free day?Dear...
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Guest — J W
Yeah, but don't let your enjoyment of a nice day at the park be limited to your "fun day." We've been known to take school to the... Read More
Saturday, 07 March 2009 06:59
Guest — Lisa
I like this idea of a 4 day homeschool and a day of delight directed learning. Sometimes that fifth day can be a field trip or a c... Read More
Friday, 06 March 2009 20:01
Guest — Lee
We rarely had our "day off" on Friday. In fact, we sometimes took 1/2 day off one day, and another 1/2 day off on a different day... Read More
Friday, 06 March 2009 08:40
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Homeschooling on Eagle's Wings

Homeschooling on Eagle's Wings
Whenever I see a hummingbird out my kitchen window I scream like a little girl.  Granted, it's been awhile since I was one, but the excitement I feel when I see these beautiful creatures is overwhelming.  Have you noticed that hummingbirds seem to flap the fastest when they are hovering?Homeschoolers are like that, too.  Sometimes they'll try to work so hard and so fast, that they actually get LESS work done instead of more.  Make sure...
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Guest — J W
This reminds me of a song: Read More
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 07:19
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Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!

Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!
At this time of the year, friends are discussing their curriculum choices for next year. I have been asked by several people what we used during the high school years. Every child is unique, of course, but here is a snapshot of our freshman year:These are the things I made them do: American Literature & Composition (Sonlight 100) American History (Sonlight 100) Biology with Lab (Apologia) Algebra 1 (Jacob's Algebra) Fine Arts 1: American Art (art...
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Guest — J W
Must do - I made my shopping list for the WHO convention, and I'm not even going to think about it until the materials arrive on m... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 15:55
Guest — Lee
So many people have been talking about Notgrass! I think I'll have to look at that book at the curriculum fair. It's become very... Read More
Sunday, 01 June 2008 19:45
Guest — My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving
My son is in 8th grade next year so we are getting ready to get ready for high school. We are using Apologia's 8th grade science ... Read More
Sunday, 01 June 2008 18:15
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Letting Go of Teaching

Letting Go of Teaching
High school is a good time to let go of the idea of "teaching" everything. What's important is that the students "learn". Sometimes that will mean finding self-teaching curriculum and allowing them to learn without your help. But sometimes "not teaching" really means letting go!If your child loves something, and you see that it is your child's area of specialization, then you don't have to have control over it. Let your child experience and enjoy learning...
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Guest — Yvonne
Lee, you take the homeschool guilt out of my life. I appreciate you!
Sunday, 01 June 2008 04:26
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