College Professor Critiques Homeschoolers
I teach sophomore through senior level college students. As a generalization, I’ve noticed certain characteristics common in my students who were homeschooled. Some of these are desirable, some not. By Greg Landry, M.S.
Don’t Miss Manners!
Consider that the adult world is always judging your children and your homeschool. Never is this truer than when you begin the college admissions process. By Matt Binz,The HomeScholar.
This is a sample of a goal list for a 10th grade boy. From the Windy Creek website.
High School Course Design and Record Keeping
Long before our older sons became ready to begin high school courses, I researched my responsibilities: courses, credits, transcripts, and college-entrance requirements. By Joy Marie Dunlap, Teaching Home.
Free 5-part mini-course: “The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School.”
What is Homeschooling?
The assumption for most people is that they have to know it to teach it to their children. Not quite true, since the parent doesn’t have to be the one to teach it.
See also: Teenagers
A Brief List of Some Key Terms in Literature
As knowledge of these terms is expected on the college SATs, I thought it advisable to link this list here.
College Bound Reading List
American literature, world literature, biographies and histories to read for that college-bound teen.
No More Writer’s Block
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Using multiple intelligences to help young writers, By Laurel Schmidt.
Homeschooled students write the cutest stories! You can see them in newsletters, magazines, presentation nights, and on our refrigerators. But something seems to happen when these same kids hit older levels and need to write essays and purposeful reports. By Cathy Duffy.
See also: Writing Resources – Advanced Composition
Math 4 Teens
AN A TO Z WEBLINKS PAGE
And those doing algebra, geometry or calculus, or struggling with higher math concepts and need some help.
Steps to Problem Solving
Billstein, Libeskind and Lott have adopted these problem solving steps in their book “A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.). They are based on the problem-solving steps first outlined by George Polya in 1945.
Homeschool Sports Programs
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Competitive athletic teams are formed all over the country for homeschoolers. See if there is one near you, or learn how to start one in your region.
The Scientific Method Today
The term “the scientific method” represents the general pattern of the types of mental activity stages (usually aided by physical activities) that occur in the master method, which we use to obtain, refine, extend and apply knowledge in all fields.
Will Colleges Accept Homeschool Science?
Is it possible for a homeschool to provide high school science that will be acceptable to the colleges? We did all our work in all our sciences at home by ourselves. Not only did the colleges accept our science records, they also offered us great scholarships. By Lee Binz.
Lies My Teacher Told Me
James W. Loewen explains how not to pass along lies found in typical history text books and historical books and films.