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How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges

How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges
How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges How many colleges is too many? Applying to more than 12 colleges is almost always too many! This is how I expla...
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[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors

[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors
[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors Want a GREAT return for your homeschool investment? Creating excellent records for our boys had, by fa...
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8 Ways to Increase Scholarships

8 Ways to Increase Scholarships
8 Ways to Increase Scholarships Do you need scholarships to afford college? I sure did! The key is to CONVINCE colleges you are worthy of merit schola...
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Lee Binz
Hi, Maria. I'm so sorry, but we won't have a recording link this time around. Please watch for upcoming webinars though, as Lee do... Read More
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 17:21
Guest — Maria Matthys
I work all day on Friday with no break, so I am wondering if I could get the link for this webinar? Maria
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:58
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6 Tips for Tough Course Descriptions

6 Tips for Tough Course Descriptions
6 Tips for Tough Course Descriptions Getting course descriptions done can seem overwhelming.  But, it doesn't have to be! Follow my 6 steps liste...
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5 Ingredients for Perfect Homeschool Records

5 Ingredients for Perfect Homeschool Records
Every great cooking project requires great ingredients. And homeschool records are the same way. You want to start with a great ingredient list! You k...
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Guest — Anita
Penny, Thank you for the kind words! Lee loves helping other homeschool families get BIG money for college! Way to go Penny, an... Read More
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:30
Guest — Penny
Plus, of course, my daughter's hard work, which was, of course, most important of all. Thanks to you though, for showing me how t... Read More
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:55
Guest — Penny
Lee - I took this advice (and used your book extensively) when I wrote up my daughter's portfolio last year. Not only did she get... Read More
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:49
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How to Create an Awesomely Impressive, Normal, Natural Homeschool

How to Create an Awesomely Impressive, Normal, Natural Homeschool
Your normal, natural homeschool can be as impressive as any public or private high school if you include two simple things as you plan high school cou...
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6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever

6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever
6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever You don't have to save your curriculum forever, and you don't have to save all your child's daily work or no...
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Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens

Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens
Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens It's a confusing time. Today is a great day to spend time in the Word with your kids.What do we know?"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."Romans 8:28It's all gonna be ok.What do we say?"Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to...
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What's Up with Reading Lists?

What's Up with Reading Lists?
What's up with Reading Lists? Every student should have a high school reading list as part of their college admission package. Each will be a unique reading list that reflects the child's unique abilities and interests. Online you can find many sites with reading lists for the college bound.  They should not be used as to do lists, though.Personal reading lists vary widely - depending on the child and how much the child loves to read. Some kids are doing...
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Guest — tereza crump aka mytreasuredcreations
I have a prolific reader and she is 12 y.o. She's already doing some work at HS level - the stuff that she really enjoys like Biol... Read More
Monday, 13 April 2015 13:11
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Tereza, Of course, the expectations are different for every college, but Lee talks often about keeping track of high school lev... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:37
Guest — Tweets that mention Reading lists: Tools for #education, student motivation, & #assessment via #homeschool #teachers -- Topsy.com
[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Andrew Wetzel, Andrew Wetzel. Andrew Wetzel said: "You just want to get enough bo... Read More
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Strategies for Creating Homeschool Balance

Strategies for Creating Homeschool Balance
Strategies for Creating Homeschool Balance What does doing too much look like? Doing too much is when you feel completely overwhelmed; it’s when you, your husband, and your children are tired all the time, you're terribly behind and can’t possibly catch up, or the curriculum is incredibly intense.On the other hand, some parents do too little. Doing too little is when you don’t seem to get to reading, writing, or math, or all the children want...
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Guest — Ashley Wright
Great post! It's really difficult to know if you’re doing too much, too little, or just the right amount of schoolwork in your hom... Read More
Thursday, 11 August 2016 23:28
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
We definitely hope so, Ashley! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Friday, 12 August 2016 14:59
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11 Rules Your Kids Did Not and Will Not Learn in School

11 Rules Your Kids Did Not and Will Not Learn in School
11 Rules Your Kids Did Not and Will Not Learn in School This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. I love educator Charles Sykes' "11 Rules" list! It's from the book, Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or Add. Here it is! 11 Rules Your Kids Did Not and Will Not Learn in...
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Guest — Belinda's Notes on Lifestyle Homeschool » Blog Archive » Internet Reading (8/10/10)
[...] to Susan from Kerugma I found this list of 11 rules your kids did not and will not learn in school, the caution though as we... Read More
Saturday, 09 October 2010 01:08
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Homeschooling with 4-H

Homeschooling with 4-H
I love hearing about families involved in 4-H! As a rule of thumb, ALL 4-H activities are educational in nature, like Scouting is almost always educational in nature. It's fun to discuss different ways to divide these activities into meaningful high school courses. Face it - 4-H is just great fun! Learn how to put fabulous fun on your homeschool transcript and convert natural learning into high school credit with this free ebook. Download now: How to Convert...
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Guest — Felicia Johnson
Huge 4-H family here! We use 4-H curriculum as our elective credits for high schoolers. Awesome stuff.
Friday, 13 April 2018 20:32
Lee Binz
Well done, Felicia! We are a 4-H goat and chicken family. I loved the curriculum for 4-H. We didn't have an active goat group, so ... Read More
Friday, 13 April 2018 22:22
Guest — Stephanie W.
Like all the other suggestions posted, call your extension office. If you do not have a club near you, you can organize and start ... Read More
Monday, 15 September 2014 15:40
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How to Be a Better Home Educator

How to Be a Better Home Educator
How to Be a Better Home Educator You can become a better home educator this year and every year and build a better homeschool with tools you have around the house. You may be anxious and searching for something to make you feel secure. But some things really won't help you at all - and sometimes they actually make the situation much worse and increase feelings of incompetence. A degree in teaching will NOT make you...
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Why You Should Steer Clear of The High School Solution

Why You Should Steer Clear of The High School Solution
Real quick. Right now The High School Solution is $100 off WITH lifetime access PLUS added bonuses! What to do ... what to do ... right? I know you may have been considering the High School Solution for awhile ... but since I'd much rather you take decisive action in one direction or another, I thought I'd break it down in a super clear way. You should STEER CLEAR of the High School Solution (as far as...
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Webinar Recording: Strategies for Maximizing the High School Years

Webinar Recording: Strategies for Maximizing the High School Years
Webinar Recording: Strategies for Maximizing the High School Years Recently, I had fun helping answer questions for an Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) webinar called "Strategies for Maximizing High School." Would you like to watch the recording?You can watch Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing) and Woody Roberston (CollegePlus) as they share salient points on this important topic and answer your questions on writing, thinking, and speaking.Watch the Strategies for Maximizing High School recording...
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  • Bright Future Ahead [Free ebook]

    Your child has a bright future ahead! This book was compiled to help you homeschool through the coming year with the best possible success. 

    Start strong by finding the faith to homeschool high school, with a four week devotional to encourage you. Learn to balance technology use in your homeschool and, ultimately increase learning, by setting logical boundaries on digital media. Make your

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  • Homeschool High School and Retain Sanity With These Keys to Success

    Have you ever wished there was a free workshop called "How to Homeschool High School Without Going Bonkers"? Well, there is, and you are cordially invited to this free class! 

    Retain your sanity with The 12 Keys to High School Success  free workshop.

    Those universal homeschool mom stressors that can incapacitate you with intense feelings of anxiety are what I

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  • Learning Leadership: Great List of Leadership Books for Teens


    Leadership is something you learn by doing. Become good at something, do it often for fun, and pretty soon you'll be leading others as they do it, too. The next thing you know, you're leading! Leadership is also something you can learn by reading about. Read about leadership and about examples of good leaders, to become knowledgeable and skillful; then

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  • Meet Me at Convention!

    Meet Me at Convention!

    Can you feel the spring in the air? I can!  And, if you've been around homeschooling long enough, you know that can only mean one thing.... It's almost convention time!  

    Conventions are great for allowing you a chance to do continuing education, find new curriculum by browsing through book upon book, and getting to interact with fellow homeschoolers.

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