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  • Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School +

    Finding the Faith to #Homeschool High School  @TheHomeScholar

    January 2016
    By Lee Binz
    The HomeScholar

    Remember the Gift, Forget the Pain

    How do we find the faith to homeschool high school? When the laundry is piling up, the baby is crying, or a teen is having a fit over their math lesson, it's easy to forget the reasons

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  • Balanced Technology in Home Education +

    Balanced Technology in Home Education: Set Logical Technology Boundaries to Increase Learning #Homeschool  @TheHomeScholar

    February 2016
    By Lee Binz
    The HomeScholar

    Set Logical Technology Boundaries to Increase Learning

    Have you struggled with a technology balance in your homeschool? This article is a brief excerpt from my new book, TechnoLogic: How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Look for it on

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  • How to Make a Homeschool Transcript +

    How to Make a #Homeschool Transcript @TheHomeScholar May 2016
    By Lee Binz
    The HomeScholar

    If you ask a typical homeschool parent what was the scariest thing about homeschooling high school, I bet you’d find transcripts somewhere near the top of their list. I want to remove your fear of transcripts! Cue the “Mission Impossible” theme music now!

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  • Options after High School +

    #Homeschool Graduation! What's Next? Options After High School @TheHomeScholar June 2016
    By Lee Binz
    The HomeScholar


    Ack! Homeschool Graduation! What's Next?

    Options After High School

    Whether you're homeschooling your child in senior year or haven't even begun high school yet, you need to prepare for what comes next! There are a lot of options and I don’t want you

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  • How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation +

    Introduction to a Letter of Recommendation

    How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation #Homeschool @TheHomeScholar August 2016
    By Lee Binz
    The HomeScholar

    A letter of recommendation is a formal introduction letter. The letter recommends your child for a college or job, and is the first formal introduction of your child in writing. A letter of recommendation is often required

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  • How to Cope at Christmastime +

    One Common Application: One Uncommonly Challenging Struggle @TheHomeScholar #Homeschool December 2015
    By Lee Binz

    The HomeScholar

    It happens every Christmas … all your warm, fuzzy ideals end up in shambles, and you end up feeling frazzled and stressed. The easiest way to stay sane through the holidays is to set balanced expectations of yourself, your family, and your budget.

    Start

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  • One Common Application +

    One Uncommonly Challenging Struggle

    One Common Application: One Uncommonly Challenging Struggle @TheHomeScholar #Homeschool November 2015
    By Lee Binz

    The HomeScholar

    You've reached senior year and you're contemplating the Common Application, used by over 600 colleges and universities. How can one application possibly fit all the possible combinations of students and colleges? To be honest, it’s a perfect fit for

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  • High School Subject Tests Simply Explained +


    High School Subject Tests Simply Explained: AP - SAT - CLEP – Making Sense of the Acronym Avalanche #Homeschool @TheHomeScholar

    October 2015
    Lee Binz
    The HomeScholar

    AP - SAT - CLEP – Making Sense of the Acronym Avalanche

    There are many different high school subject tests to choose from. Perhaps you have already heard about the AP Test or AP classes from your homeschool group. Maybe you have heard about required SAT Subject

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  • 7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School +

    7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School

    Plus Free Printable Middle School Reading List

    7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School #Homeschool @TheHomeScholar February 2015
    By Lee Binz

    The HomeScholar


    How can you encourage your middle schoolers to read? Let me count the ways! Encouraging reading can be a fun way to help children love learning. When reading

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  • Homeschooling at Peace Inside the Bell-Shaped Curve +

    Homeschooling at Peace Inside the Bell-Shaped Curve
    It is time for a kindness revolution in homeschooling

    Homeschooling at Peace Inside the Bell-Shaped Curve #Homeschool @TheHomeScholar

    June 2015
    By Lee Binz

    The HomeScholar


    In the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, the children are all above average. Every parent would like to think their own children are above average, but scientifically,

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