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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
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[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Andrew Wetzel, Andrew Wetzel. Andrew Wetzel said: "You just want to get enough bo... Read More
Sunday, 31 January 2010 09:02
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Beyond Academics

Beyond Academics
Beyond Academics Homeschooling is not merely about academics. Preparing your child for adulthood goes way beyond learning English, math, and science!There are three overlapping areas that are important for success in both college and life: college prep activities to include on a transcript, skills for independent learning that all adults require, and health and safety issues that will prepare kids for a happy and healthy adulthood.Colleges are interested in students who are well-rounded, students with life...
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The Teen with Multiple Interests

The Teen with Multiple Interests
The Teen with Multiple Interests Let's suppose your child is the teen with multiple interests - FILLED with activities they just LOVE doing. Suppose your teen seems interested in EVERYTHING and engaged in learning a wide variety of subjects.Sounds like a dream, doesn't it? I know that some of you are thinking, "I WISH!" (if this is you, check out my How to Create an Extraordinary Activity List for Perfectly Ordinary Teens article). But the truth...
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Guest — Amanda
I have a son like this, but I was eager to keep good records for his first year of high school and turned his interests into sched... Read More
Sunday, 15 May 2016 17:05
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Amanda, That's a delicate balance---and so difficult to navigate sometimes! I have confidence that you will figure out the pr... Read More
Monday, 16 May 2016 16:16
Guest — Karen
I like what you are saying here! Can you give us an example of how to integrate the academics and the interests into "school"...le... Read More
Friday, 06 May 2016 20:25
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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 behindEncourage 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 at...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Kim, Here is the reply to your question on a new blog post: Read More
Monday, 07 September 2009 16:21
Guest — Kimberely
Hi Lee, What if your 13 year old daughter isn't interested in anything....or so she says. Loves to read but says she's not intere... Read More
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 14:06
Guest — Lee
Hey Kenisha, ART!! Have your student draw pictures of the insects for art class. If they aren't artistically minded kids, look a... Read More
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 14:52
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Passion Ebbs and Flows

Passion Ebbs and Flows
Identifying passion in your children is hard – even when they are standing still.  It's even more difficult when you realize that their passionate interests and pursuits will ebb and flow over time.  Like driftwood floating in the tide, sometimes it appears to be coming to shore, and other times it seems to be going out to sea!  Our children don't ever seem to stand still, and even their interests are a moving target.Now that my...
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Guest — J W
The one label I hate the most is, "Quitter." I'm glad my parents never stuck it on me. They just said I had to have at least one... Read More
Friday, 30 January 2009 06:21
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Discovering Passion in Teens

Discovering Passion in Teens
Discovering the passion in your teenagers is like trying to nail jello to a wall!  Kids change their minds like crazy about the things that interest them.  That's one of the reasons why I encourage math for students.  One day they want to be a musician or park ranger - but the next they want to be an engineer!  I think it's a good idea to encourage passion in teens even while recognizing that it might...
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Guest — J W
P.S. - I second Lee in encouraging kids to pursue something they love. Every single one of the passions I was allowed to pursue i... Read More
Sunday, 02 November 2008 05:00
Guest — J W
HA! You've armed me with another "mommyism" to say to my kids: "Yes, you have to do your math because you never know when you mi... Read More
Saturday, 01 November 2008 09:51
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