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How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript

How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript
You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other delight directed learning on a high school transcript!? You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other handcrafts on a high school transcript!? Mandi asked, "My daughter has taught herself to crochet and makes bags, headbands, coasters and whatever else pops...
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Help! My Child Has No Interests!

Help! My Child Has No Interests!
"My child isn't interested in ANYTHING!!!" I hear parents complain that their child has no interests fairly often, especially from those with younger children. Hang in there! It's like children learning to ride a bicycle; they use training wheels for so long, that you think they'll never learn to ride on their own. Then suddenly - they're off! If you are in the "training wheels" stage, what can you do when your child doesn't seem interested in anything?...
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Best Guidance Counselor Tips for a Performing Arts Student

Best Guidance Counselor Tips for a Performing Arts Student
When your child is a gifted actor, homeschooling can provide the best education possible, while still providing enough time for them to perfect their ...
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Homeschooled Olympians Go For the Gold

Homeschooled Olympians Go For the Gold
Homeschooled Olympians Go for the Gold Years ago, I heard an Olympics commentator mention that many of the USA gymnasts are homeschooled because they have to practice for so many hours each day. I had never thought about it before. Each one of these kids has a gift. Their parents found the gift, fed the flames, and encouraged their children's unique specialization. And they ended up in the Olympics! How proud their parents must be! Did...
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Encouraging Delight Directed Learning

Encouraging Delight Directed Learning
Encouraging Delight Directed Learning How can you encourage a passion in your child without making it into a school subject? Find a mentor Don't work ahead Follow behind Encourage your child in their interests by finding mentors through clubs and colleges. If your child has an interest in birds, you can search for "ornithology clubs" to find a group, but there are many. You can find mentors by contacting small, friendly colleges for a helpful professor. Ask around...
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High School Centered Around Interests

High School Centered Around Interests
High School Centered Around Interests Tricia wrote to share her graduation story. Read about her success overcoming obstacles, and creating a high school centered around the interests of her daughter. You'll be so encouraged today!   I would love to share the story of my recent graduate from Homeschool because ours is such a testimony of what God can do when we don't see how it will ever work out! We recently graduated our second daughter...
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Using Delight Directed Learning to Earn Money for College

Using Delight Directed Learning to Earn Money for College
Using Delight Directed Learning to Earn Money for College Wondering how your child can earn money for college? Click on Lee's video, below ( or here ) to find out how delight directed learning can help! Are you including delight directed learning in your homeschool high school? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! Learn how to capture specialization credits, determine course...
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Photography Credit

Photography Credit
When a child loves, loves, LOVES a subject, it can feel complicated to put it on the transcript or create a course description if it is not a standard subject like math or science. Instead of trying to get too technical with "fun" subjects, think about what your children are doing with this thing they love. How much time do they spend ... just a little, or too much to count?   Photography Credit For example, a client was talking...
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Cosmetology for High School Credit

Cosmetology for High School Credit
Sometimes we forget how many homeschool high school course options there are for our kids to choose from. Are you teaching an occupational education class in your homeschool? If your child loves to spend time painting nails or trying out all the hairstyles on Pinterest and just enjoys all things having to do with beauty, why not consider cosmetology for high school credit? Occupational Education: Cosmetology You can call an elective class “Occupational Education: Cosmetology.” Some public high...
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Cover the Core and Capture Delight Directed Learning

Cover the Core and Capture Delight Directed Learning
Include as much delight directed learning as possible in your homeschool! This isn't because you want school to be easy or fun, but because you want it to be interesting and applicable.  When school is interesting, your kids will learn more and begin to LOVE learning more. Cover the Core and Capture Delight Directed Learning Parents do need to find a balance when incorporating delight directed learning, however. You want to both cover the core AND...
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Capture Learning for High School Credit

Capture Learning for High School Credit
You can put FUN on your homeschool transcript! Did you know that? It's such a freeing concept! High school credits created for fun will be the easiest your child will ever earn. Your children do something for fun, you count the hours they work, and give them appropriate credit on their transcript. Easy-peasy! Capture Learning for High School Credit Evelyn wrote an example, so you can see how it works in real life.... I have been following your blog and...
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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 Do I Get Everything Done Homeschooling High School?

How Do I Get Everything Done Homeschooling High School?
How Do I Get Everything Done Homeschooling High School? Watch my YouTube tip - I share a key strategy for ensuring you have enough time to homeschool. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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HELP! They Don’t Love Learning!

HELP! They Don’t Love Learning!
  There may come a time when your child says they aren’t interested in learning anything. If they seem disinterested in their studies for a while, try to incorporate more delight-directed learning into your homeschooling.  Delight-directed learning is all about fostering the love of learning in our children, creating lifelong learners who can adapt to any situation. It helps children find areas they are passionate about pursuing, and incorporates this learning into their education. If your...
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The Best Ideas Came Too Late!

The Best Ideas Came Too Late!
What do delight directed learning, GPA, and reading lists have in common?  They have all been made easier by the brain power of my husband! Unfortunately, his best ideas came AFTER I stopped homeschooling! I was working with a client that used only delight-directed learning, and I was struggling to put all the pieces together.  My husband watched me struggle for a moment, and then he shared information about "affinity groups" that he had learned at...
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