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Happy New Year from The HomeScholar!

Happy New Year from The HomeScholar!
Hi everyone,I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy new year and give you a brief report on 2009 and a quick look ahead to 2010. 2009 has been amazing for us.  Not only did it bring the announcement of my eldest son's engagement (Yea!!!) but we have also seen tremendous growth in the reach of our business.  Here are a few stunning tidbits: Newsletter membership up 120% Blog subscriptions up 163%...
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Homeschool Group Articles?

Homeschool Group Articles?
If you want to provide some articles for your homeschool group, here are a few ideas.I like the "Four Years Four Goals" because it's simplified for the terrified :-)My article about "Recommended Courses to take in High School" is also a good primer on high school.Sometimes Christians just want to know the Biblical reasons why they can homeschool high school. I have a blog post called "How do you know you can homeschool high school" here."How...
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When Is the Best Time For High School Planning?

When Is the Best Time For High School Planning?
When should you start planning for high school?  The best time is during Junior High - 7th and 8th grade.  Donna emailed me this week to find out when she should start.We are Canadians living in the US and likely staying - at least for sometime.  I love the idea of having someone walk me through all of the steps required for US college admission; however, I am wondering when would be the best time to...
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Literature Appreciation for a Reluctant Reader

Literature Appreciation for a Reluctant Reader
How do you get your child to appreciate literature? If you decide to do without a formal literature analysis, then what can you do to teach literature appreciation - expecially in a reluctant reader?I am wondering what you would recommend her to do for her literature.  Should I just let her read what ever she wants or should I have her pick from a list of options.  How much reading should I be requiring?Sandy in UtahDear...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Luke, I'm looking forward to hearing you and your mom speak at the Heart of the Matter Online Conference! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 31 July 2009 07:35
Guest — Luke Holzmann
Good thoughts, Lee! I think we've found from our experience that there is quite a bit of analysis that happens naturally as you ta... Read More
Friday, 31 July 2009 07:32
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How Do I Deal With Homeschool Planning Burnout?

How Do I Deal With Homeschool Planning Burnout?
How did you deal with burnout while planning homeschool high school?I feel like the planning and researching never ends.  We chose not to do a canned homeschool program like Abeka or Bob Jones so that we could tailor the programs to our two boys.  After 6 years of homeschooling, I’m feeling burned out. How did you find  balance?  How do we teach, plan, grade, buy, read, yahoo groups, go to conventions, visit colleges, do transcripts, apply...
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Guest — J W
Jamie - music and reading sound like fantastic passions to me! Tap into that! It's a lot easier to get a kid to learn how to wri... Read More
Friday, 24 July 2009 17:07
Guest — Lee
Dear Jamie, Great question! My husband has written a series of articles on finding passion. Here is a link: 1. http://www.the... Read More
Friday, 24 July 2009 14:10
Guest — Jamie
What are some ways to help children find passionate interests. My enjoys music and reading but other than that, she doesn't have ... Read More
Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:47
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Giving High School Credit Where Credit is Due

Giving High School Credit Where Credit is Due
Can online courses go on a transcript?  How do you give credit for courses taken online?  When homeschoolers get together and talk, sometimes a phrase will stick with you, making you wonder and fret.  Lisa was told that online classes won't be recognized for high school credit, and wondered what that meant.Hi Lee – quick question. During a weekend away with some fellow Homeschool students, one of them commented, “online classes don’t count for high school...
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Our High School Decision

Our High School Decision
Every once in awhile when I meet with clients, they get so excited about the new things they learn that they have to share with others.  This is a blog post from someone I met at Starbucks.  I had a wonderful time and, apparently, she did too!  I bolded the fun part. Our high school decisionPosted by tressays under homeschooling I have made known that our oldest is going to be homeschooled high school. I love...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks, Joelle! See you in church! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 25 May 2009 09:53
Guest — J W
I used to say, "I'd love to home school through high school, but it's still a ways off, so we're just going to cross that bridge w... Read More
Monday, 25 May 2009 09:48
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Top Secret Tips for Winning Early Responder Bonuses!

Top Secret Tips for Winning Early Responder Bonuses!
OK, well not TOP Secret ... but tips for you, my faithful blog readers. As you know, we launch the Gold Care Club in less than two days. There are cool bonuses that will go out to the first SEVEN people who order at noon on Tuesday 4/21. The only problem is ... LOTS of people will be trying to get through.  Well here's a tip for you; there are several stages for the purchase and here is...
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Homeschool Record Keeping Video

Homeschool Record Keeping Video
Warning:  Do not watch this video if you are planning to hear me speak in person!I talk about Tubbies, Cubbies, and Binder Queens during many of my speeches, so I really don't want you to watch this video if you're going to be hearing me speak soon.  Otherwise, feel free to enjoy this short snip:Now remember, being Tubby has NOTHING to do with weight!  Being Tubby is a completely acceptable way to be!  Tubbies rule!Subscribe to...
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Guest — Lee
I would call you a binder queen :-) It's about having a section for each class, so that you can see what you're missing. When yo... Read More
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 09:08
Guest — J W
So what do you call someone at the "binder queen" level who uses file folders instead of 3-ring binders?
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 08:43
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The HomeScholar on YouTube!

The HomeScholar on YouTube!
I spoke at a co-op and posted a snippet on YouTube.  I thought you might enjoy seeing it.Make sure to subscribe to my video clips on YouTube.  I will continue to place more out there.  Comment, rate or otherwise let me know if you enjoy them!  Thanks!
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Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey. You can search for "homescholar on YouTube to see a list of all my videos. You can also go here: http://www.youtube.c... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2008 19:04
Guest — Audrey
How do I subscribe to the video clips on You Tube?
Friday, 29 August 2008 18:58
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