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Passion Directed Learning

Passion Directed Learning
Passion Directed Learning I was amazed how often my son Kevin studied chess when we were homeschooling!  I remember giving him choices about what he could work on, but my GOODNESS he loved chess!  When we were using Power-Glide French, it had the students write some essays during the year; some were about France and some were in French.  One of Kevin's essays was about FIDE - Federation Internationale d’Echecs, or in English, the World Chess Federation. ...
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Guest — Lisa
Great article, Lee! Our children have God-given gifts and it's those gifts that my husband and I look to encourage. Our children a... Read More
Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:57
Guest — elaine
Good Idea My 16 year old is so involved with World Of Warcraft an interactive online game that it seems like that's all he wants ... Read More
Friday, 01 April 2011 04:58
Guest — Alison
my daughter does not need to do art as a separate subject. She could just submit her maths book! Every page is a detailed unique s... Read More
Friday, 15 October 2010 02:07
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What if They Say They Aren't Going to College?

What if They Say They Aren't Going to College?
"Always be prepared" is a great motto for homeschooling high school.  But what does it really mean in real life?  What does a real mom do when her son or daughter refuses to go to college?  My friend De'Etta shares her decisions - and the marvelous results of always being prepared. I have a son who felt the same way (That he would not go to college.) We decided not to make a big deal out...
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Guest — Carletta
What an awesome story! It sounds like De'Etta did a wonderful job of preparing her children for "the real world." Thank you for ... Read More
Friday, 26 March 2010 16:38
Guest — Lee
Hi Lois, Yup, it's a small world! De'Etta has been my online friend for over 10 years. I have a photo of her and I meeting toget... Read More
Friday, 26 March 2010 05:28
Guest — Lois
I can't believe it! De'Etta (hi there, friend!) is a good friend of mine, and here she is on the Homescholar. This home schooling ... Read More
Friday, 26 March 2010 05:09
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Never Compare, or Compare?

Never Compare, or Compare?
 In our home we have a family motto:  "Never compare, someone always gets hurt."  I think we got that from James Dobson at one point, encouraging us not to compare one child to another - especially in areas that are hard wired and the child can't change.   I think that's a wonderful reminder for homeschoolers, because sometimes we compare one child to another, when in fact they are both a unique individual with unique strengths...
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Guest — Lisa
I have a child who is very academic and one who isn't (here I am comparing). Even though the less academic one may be "behind" by ... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2009 19:38
Guest — J W
P. S. - we're not at the end of this journey yet, in fact, we're only halfway to legal adult age, but I can confidently say that h... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 17:45
Guest — J W
Yep, I agree. Some people outside our family are quick to latch on to a label and blame every bad thing on that label. "Oh, she'... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 17:37
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Prepare Your Student for College Admission

Prepare Your Student for College Admission
Being a Mom is like being a juggler - you always have lots of ball in the air. Your goal is to not drop the ball!  Preparing students for college admission is a lot like being a juggler.  You can be successful if you don't drop the ball! Each spring I get frantic phone calls from parents, asking for help getting their kids into college. Their Suzie or Jimmy wants to go to Harvard, has never...
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