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If at first you don't succeed; test, test again!

If at first you don't succeed; test, test again!
Eva asks:  In the situation of a poorly completed test where it is clear either the student misunderstood the instructions or was truly ill, is it acceptable to ask for a "re-do" and record the score only on the second attempt? (9th grade spelling)I absolutely encourage you to allow your daughter to retake tests.  The goal in homeschooling is completely different than the goal in other schools.  In a classroom setting, tests and quizzes are their...
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Guest — J W
In a "real world" job, if you put out a product or service that is absolutely wretched, you're toast. However, there's always the... Read More
Saturday, 25 October 2008 08:43
Guest — J W
Being able to go back over the materials in order to fix mistakes is one of the major reasons why my challenged learner is succeed... Read More
Friday, 24 October 2008 07:58
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"Latest and Greatest" vs. "Tried and True"

I'm going to write a short article about this in my next newsletter, but I can't resist mentioning it here as well.  Here is an example on how to save money on curriculum.Latest and Greatest: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Full Course on CD-ROMFor $50 you can buy the latest and greatest version of this popular curriculum.Tried and True: Exploring Creation With Biology - 1st EditionFor only $8, you can buy the original Exploring Creation...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Christy, I think it helps to focus on that phrase you used "award winning curriculum." So many of the things we pass over may ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 06:22
Guest — Christy
Yes. I use TOG as our main curriculum. They are in the process of redesigning it, which is great. The redesign is much more user f... Read More
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 06:02
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Some Foreign Language Strategies

Some Foreign Language Strategies
We used Power Glide and loved it.  Rosetta Stone is often available through the library system (i.e., free.)  Foreign languages are available at co-ops.  Some people wait until Running Start or dual enrollment in community college, and take foreign language there.  It only takes 2 college quarters or semesters to meet the requirements for foreign language if you do it that way.What are some of your favorite foreign language strategies?
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Guest — Katherine
Thank you! Great advice!
Sunday, 20 July 2008 02:14
Guest — Lee
Rosetta isn't perfect any more than any other curriculum. It probably depends on learning styles more than anything. But it IS p... Read More
Thursday, 10 July 2008 06:50
Guest — J W
Hello, Katherine! One strategy with Rosetta Stone that works well is to do the lesson in English first. Yes, this means buying R... Read More
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 19:24
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