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How Many APs Should My Student Take?

How Many APs Should My Student Take?
 Don't get caught up in the AP hype. You don't need a million APs in high school. In fact, you really shouldn't have too many APs....
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Will Changing Curriculum Mess Up My Kids?

Will Changing Curriculum Mess Up My Kids?
Is your curriculum just not working? Is everyone miserable and learning just isn't fun anymore, but you're worried about changing curriculum mid-year? Click on the video below for a stress free way to change up your curriculum when it just isn't working!Do you have concerns about changing your curriculum? Have you ever changed your curriculum mid-year? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new...
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Guest — Lee
Karen, I have quite a few articles and blog posts on struggling learners, so look at some of those articles. But start with this o... Read More
Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:32
Guest — Karen West
Thank you for this message. I have been panicking over changing curriculum the whole time I have been homeschooling for 7 years. M... Read More
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 04:04
Guest — Susan Raber
We've changed curriculum and methods several times over the years. We just enjoy change because it brings in new perspectives and ... Read More
Monday, 19 May 2014 05:50
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Queen of Crime Course Title

Queen of Crime Course Title
What a great idea!  Take a classic book and turn it into a springboard for English and science!  Take a look at Debbies ideas about a class on Agatha Christie, and learn how to come up with creative, outside the box, class titles and course descriptions.I am trying to come up with a great name for a course description I'm/we are currently working on with my daughter. She is going into 11th grade next year and...
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This Is My Guinea Pig...

This Is My Guinea Pig...
Becky asked me to look over her high school plan for 9th grade, as she is trying to prepare her son for college, adding "This is my guinea pig...my first of 4 to go this far so I'd appreciate advice from those who have been here. "Dear Becky,Be brave!  Your plan sounds wonderful to me, but you know best - you really do!  Sonlight 100 is great, Apologia Biology is wonderful.  Reading and writing is critical,...
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    "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.

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    1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money
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