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Church Worship Band for High School Credit

Church Worship Band for High School Credit
If your child is a member of your church's youth band, have you considered turning that into a high school fine art credit? If you are swimming in fin...
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How to Grade English Papers over Summer

How to Grade English Papers over Summer
Staring at a pile of English papers that need a grade? Here is how I suggest that you grade right now, during summer, so you can get the job done and ...
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Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]

Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]
I encourage parents to apply to both public and private universities. This short ebook explains the process of how to find a college: Finding a Colleg...
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Fast and Easy History Curriculum

Fast and Easy History Curriculum
Some people love history, and others… not so much. Faced with a history-phobic kid, social studies-hating kid, you don't have to skip the subject. If ...
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Jessica Zbavitel
Thanks so much for The Great Courses supplement ideas!
Friday, 29 June 2018 00:16
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31 Educational Games for Teens

31 Educational Games for Teens
Games for teens can make summer more fun. Staying sane in summer requires a careful balance of structure (so the kids don't go crazy) and time away fr...
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Put Bible Class on Your Transcript

Put Bible Class on Your Transcript
If you are teaching religion classes at home, I suggest that you put Bible on the transcript, for 1 credit or 1/2 credit, each year you cover that sub...
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Top Homeschool Tip for Summer Vacation

Top Homeschool Tip for Summer Vacation
I took my favorite book with me on vacation almost every year - to read while my kids were reading something. Now I have to add my disclaimer, {This p...
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Super-score to Improve Scholarships

Super-score to Improve Scholarships
When planning for college, you will need to have  your child take high school tests. You can find out all about high school tests in my article, ...
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Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself
Speak kindly to yourself. You are God's precious child. He is kind and loving, and He wants us to be kind and loving to our self as well. Women, ...
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Lee Binz
Hi Jeanie! It's hard to homeschool in challenging situations, but we still need to be kind to our self. I'm glad this post has ble... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:44
Jeanie Watkins
As a widowed mom,who did not do well in school myself, homescooling 4 children I am always questioning myself even though I believ... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:23
Lee Binz
I'm so glad to hear that Amy! I had scheduled this post for later, but then suddenly there was a significant number of parents tha... Read More
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:33
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How to Include Enrichment Experiences in Homeschool Records

How to Include Enrichment Experiences in Homeschool Records
Meaningful summer camps, important enrichment classes, and major life experiences that are educational ... what to do? Put it in your homeschool recor...
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Guest — Lona Robinson
If I recall correctly, you said to list a job on the transcript as a class. My daughter worked for a retail store for 6 months dur... Read More
Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:31
Lee Binz
Lona, You are close! Lee wanted me to have you read her post on "Occupational Education" which is the class you list on their tran... Read More
Friday, 11 May 2018 05:15
Lee Binz
Thank you so much for your encouragement and confession Karen - that makes me feel better, LOL! I'm glad to get your "nearly" 5-st... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:47
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How to Estimate Grades in Classes Without Tests

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Not every class has tests, but every class on your transcript should have a final grade. Teachers in schools need tests to evaluate 30 children at a t...
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Top Tips for Choosing a Career

Top Tips for Choosing a Career
Choosing a career for your child is not something you need to do in high school, and it's certainly not something you can do for another adult. So let...
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Lee Binz
Hi Krissy! I often suggest chemistry/chemical engineering or architecture for serious Lego fans. But more urgently, look at the N... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:45
Guest — Krissy
Hi! Thank you for your helpful and encouraging words. Do you have any suggestions for a 15-year-old who wants to be a Lego designe... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:02
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Pros and Cons of Graduating Late

Pros and Cons of Graduating Late
Each family is different and only the parent is in the best position to decide on a gradation date. That said, let's think through the pros and c...
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My son is 3 years behind in core subjects but not reading. HIs focus is Math and Language ARts right now as told by another HOmesc... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 16:41
Lee Binz
That's a completely justified reason to graduate late. Your son has basically gone through a season of forced-unschooling. There m... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 20:28
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Judgement Free Math Tips

Judgement Free Math Tips
This is totally a no judgment zone! Let's talk about homeschool math without making you cry. My article High School Math without the Moaning ...
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How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

How to Show Tutors on the Transcript
[This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.] There are some very intense homeschoo...
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