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Disaster Preparedness

Jun 19th, 2018 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, Disaster Preparedness, Earthquake Preparedness, Flood Preparedness, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, Hurrican Preparedness, Lehman's Hardware, mary leppert, Tornado readiness

Top Three Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Disaster by Glenda Lehman Ervin (Item numbers refer to the Lehman’s Catalog items.) First in a three-part series Tornado in the forecast? Snowstorm on its way? Or perhaps those nasty rumors of another terrorist attack got you worried? With a little planning and foresight you can weather […]



Accredidation and College

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, Georgia dropout rate, Georgia Homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, Hope Scholarship, mary leppert

by Dr. Mary Hood Have you ever read the story of Jacob and Esau in the Bible? They were the sons of Isaac, and in those days, the eldest son always received the birthright and all of the father’s worldly goods. One day Esau, the eldest son, who enjoyed hunting, had just returned from his […]



Educate Yourself For Tomorrow

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Andrew Flaxman For hundreds of years, from all over the ancient world, kings and commoners traveled to Delphi to ask the Oracle of Apollo about the right course of action – whether to make war or seek peace, whether to marry one person or another. They brought rich offerings to the god and were […]



Unschooled Boy Enters College

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, mary leppert

by Darlene Lester I had intended to teach our son Ben the same way I taught his older brother – with a curriculum, but Ben had other ideas. He always seemed to know what he wanted to do with his time, and he definitely did not want to be taught anything. He was very good […]



A Story at College

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, mary leppert

by Richard J. Prystowsky During our college’s first two weeks of the Fall 2005 semester, I dealt with an incident at our college that caused me to reflect on the relationship between my homeschooling life and my college work life. For years, when our kids were young, I felt that my growth as an educator […]



Earning a College Degree at Home

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, mary leppert

Homeschooled students are accustomed to studying on their own schedule, at home, so it’s not surprising to learn that some of these students want to keep their independence when they go on to college. Indiana University gives these students the opportunity to earn their college degree from home. By taking courses through the undergraduate Independent […]



Preparing Your Homeschooler Child for College

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Alison McKee Recently my husband and I were in the position of providing temporary housing for a young man who was trying to make the decision about whether or not to continue his college education. He had graduated in June, from a public school in his home town. The school was an accredited alternative […]



Turn The Critic Off!

Aug 19th, 2011 | By | Category: homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Michelle Barone Making any sort of social decision that is outside the mainstream brings with it some feelings of insecurity and fear. We open ourselves to a certain amount of frowning and tongue clucking. Sometimes, these critics may even be our own voices. But when we arm ourselves with good information and friendly support […]



“Why Should My Child Take Algebra, Other Than ‘Because It’s On The SAT?'”

Aug 5th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Mike Maggart A homeschool parent recently asked me why her child should take Algebra, other than “because it’s on the SAT.” As a former math teacher and current developer of instructor-based math courses for homeschoolers, I get this question all the time. Parents understand why basic computational skills are helpful in everyday life, but […]



You Call THIS Geography?

Aug 5th, 2011 | By | Category: homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Cindy Wiggers I travel the country teaching parents how to teach geography, use timelines, and many other topics. I love to see their reaction when I cover the 5 themes of geography. All too many of us think geography is only about states and capitals, rivers and mountains, and locating countries and their capitals, […]