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Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps

Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps
"Occupational Education" is the easiest class you will ever teach!  It is a homeschool requirement in some states (i.e. Washington State). I'm convinced it's the easiest class to cover in your homeschool.  Here are five easy steps:1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money2. Your child will seek (or be forced to seek) a job3. Count hours on the job4. When your child accumulates 150 hours, call it a credit5. Retroactively write a course descriptionAll done! Piece of cake.What did you...
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Guest — Brandi
This worked great for us as we finished a Personal Finance course and could then apply the concepts to REAL MONEY! Opening that fi... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2015 04:51
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Way to go, Brandi! It's wonderful when we realize that we can get credit for "real stuff"! Life skills like money management are s... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2015 11:37
Guest — April
Oh goodness. I did a search on your page for O.E. and I read through ALL of the search results. I found an answer to my own ques... Read More
Saturday, 03 August 2013 22:23
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Occupational Education for the Confused Homeschool Parent

Occupational Education for the Confused Homeschool Parent
Occupational Education for the Confused Homeschool Parent Although different states require parents to cover different subjects according to their specific homeschool laws, in Washington State where I live there are eleven required subjects. The one that seems to consistently stump people is occupational education. So many people have asked me what this term means! I read a thread about this topic recently on a homeschool forum and it was quite funny to see what some people thought...
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Guest — Susan
So my daughter works at a vet's office 448 hours a year. How many credits would I put on her transcript?
Saturday, 11 January 2014 17:26
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good question, Susan! In her blog post "Determining Homeschool English Credits" Lee says, "There are some classes that simply tak... Read More
Saturday, 11 January 2014 19:09
Guest — J W
Woops - that's my child's great grandfather, not mine, LOL!
Thursday, 21 June 2012 21:13
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Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education

Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education
For subjects like PE and Occupational Education - which often don't have a textbook - grading doesn't usually involve tests or written work. Are you wondering how to evaluate your child's learning without tests? Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education Grading homeschool PE and occupational education can be as simple as recognizing that your children are meeting your expectations, doing what is required, and completing their work. If they do, you can feel comfortable giving them an "A" for...
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Guest — Laurie Folino
Well said, Merry!!
Saturday, 07 March 2015 19:57
Guest — Tricia
Lee, what do you mean by Occupational Education? Is this the same as giving credit for working? Can you do that?
Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:24
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Tricia, It is the same! Read this blog post: Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:12
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Consulting with Computer Geeks

Consulting with Computer Geeks
Do you love a teenage computer geek?  Don't you wish someone had a user's manual for them?  They can be as difficult to decipher as a JavaScript manual written in Chinese!  Let me throw a few ideas into the mix!  When I'm consulting with parents of computer geeks, I always try to touch on a few key topics:Grab credits where you can
Your child may be learning computer languages or other highly technical skills that are often learned in...
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I have a computer geek for a son. When he was in high school I allowed him to take a networking class from the local high school. ... Read More
Friday, 28 September 2012 09:44
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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