Teens

Creating A Homeschool Schedule For Your Teen (that really works!)

A teen and parent should work a week at a time to createa homeschool schedule.

Creating a homeschool schedule for teens can be a little tricky because of everything teens are involved in. Teenagers fill the family calendar with social events, sports, theater, and more. In addition, many begin to introduce work schedules to the family calendar so it can get tricky to balance the ever-changing routines. But it is …

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The Ultimate Guide To Online Homeschool Classes For Teens

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Outsourcing home education is a fantastic option for homeschooling families. In fact, there are plenty of quality online homeschool classes for teens that can be taken using your laptop, tablet, or even smartphone. Whether you and your teen are looking for SAT prep, classes that satisfy graduation requirements, or simply fun electives for your homeschooled …

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How To Find What Motivates Your Teen Using TruSpark

My teen is taking the core motivations assessment from TruSpark.

As my kids have gotten older, they are eager to learn more about who they are and the ways their individual mind works. They love to take personality quizzes and IQ tests online. They are fascinated by the various ways to categorize people, especially as it helps them understand themselves better. This is one reason …

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Why WriteShop I is the Best Choice for Homeschool Writing

Reasons we love WriteShop I in our homeschool

Finding the right program to teach writing in our homeschool has been one of the toughest challenges I have faced over the years. Some writing programs are completely overwhelming with rules and assignments. While other homeschool writing programs are completely overwhelming for me to implement. But that all changed last year when we found the …

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How to Include Current Events as an Independent Activity for Teens

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Including current events for teens in our homeschool routine has been an important part of our day for years, especially as my kids enter their tween and teen years. I want my kids to think critically about the world around them and become informed citizens. It has been a delight (and a challenge) to discuss …

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How to Easily Learn ASL 1 With Mr. D Sign Language Courses

ASL classes for homeschool families

When my kids entered high school and began researching their options for foreign language credits, I knew sign language would be a great fit for our family. I wanted to find ASL homeschool classes that would work for the whole family and fit our homeschool lifestyle. My mom was a sign language interpreter so I …

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Creative Writing for Teens: The Six-Word Memoir Challenge

Challenge your teen to write a six-word memoir each day.

Sometimes I stumble upon an idea or story that sparks a creative teaching idea to use with my homeschool writing students. The story of Ernest Hemingway’s six-word memoir was one of those stories that lead to a memorable and fun creative writing project for the teens. As soon as I read the story of the …

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