Posts Tagged ‘ curriculum ’

College Level Examination Program

College Level Examination Program

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are a very effective tool homeschoolers can use to solve many problems that legislation-happy folks might think required new laws. CLEP tests can be used to document high school transcripts and diplomas, strengthen applications for college admission and financial aid, convince potential employers and others that a young...
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A Look at Burnout

A Look at Burnout

With young children, some element of parental fatigue is expected. Endless diapers, interrupted sleep, and relentless crying can quickly lead us to the edge. Even the best need a break. Yet, for many homeschooling moms the pressures of teaching and parenting build more subtly as our children age. When my children were younger, I...
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Becoming Unschoolers

Becoming Unschoolers

Becoming unschoolers has not been an easy transition for us. Yet, like most difficult journeys, it has been worth the effort. We stumbled into homeschooling six years ago. Our daughter was then five. Unable to relinquish that tired, but familiar school model, we harbored visions of quiet, “Norman-Rockwell-ish” teaching moments. Our daughter, Jaime, would...
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Teaching Money Smarts

Teaching Money Smarts

In the Sept-Oct, 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine, Carron Armstrong shared an article, Teaching Money Smarts and Financial Responsibility, which discussed some of the issues facing parents trying to teach younger children how to handle money, such as whether or not to offer an allowance, and she discussed some resources to make that...
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Directing a Homeschool Play

Directing a Homeschool Play

Direct: to request or instruct with authority; to show or point out the way. That’s the Merriam-Webster definition. It looks easy when it’s written out like that and I’ve had my share of direction. That’s why, when the mothers of our homeschool group found a script online, they asked me to direct a homeschool...
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