Category: Dianne McLean

 

How To Skip Middle School NBTS 2015

Field Trips – An Essential Component of Homeschooling

Reverse Engineer Any Curriculum

Groups vs Coops Blueprint for success

Groups versus Co-ops – The Blueprint for Success in Your Community!

Presentation by Dianne McLean

This presentation is for group and co-op leaders, and those who want to be a group or co-op leader.

Do you know the difference between a homeschool group and a homeschool co-op?  Are you trying to infuse the two and having little success?  What makes a group an essential part of homeschooling?  And what makes a co-op work?  More importantly, why do some co-ops fail?  How do you effectively serve people of diverse backgrounds, interests, and needs?  How do you handle conflict within your group?  How do you legally set up a co-op?  What if you don't get good attendance?  I've spent over a decade training group leaders and co-op leaders, effecting positive change for thousands of homeschoolers.  There IS a difference between the two concepts, but the two really CAN work together.  In this workshop, I will present some tips and techniques to get your group or co-op started (or re-started the right way) and help you to truly serve your local homeschool community with everything they want and be wildly successful.  You will learn where to go to get the best group/co-op resources as well. Get the blueprint for success! Read More…

Owning Your High School Transcript for Teens

Owning Your High School Transcript and Your Education

Presentation by Dianne McLean

If you are entering middle school this year or higher (6th grade or higher), this workshop will have important college preparation information you will not want to miss!!  Does preparing for college absolutely terrify you? Are you wondering how you are going to get ready for college? Can you – as a  homeschooled teen – even go to college? What are you going to do about transcripts? What is a transcript and how do you make one?  Getting in to college is not the same for homeschoolers as it is for students who attend accredited schools.  It’s actually easier – yes easier!  You just need to learn the language that colleges are speaking today and PREPARE EARLY.  Things are not the same as they were even 2 years ago, the admissions requirements are changing rapidly.   I have helped hundreds of homeschoolers each year apply for the toughest admissions, and they all get accepted.  As a result, I am on top of every change that is occurring in college admissions.   In this 90 minute class, we will cover everything you need to know about the latest college admissions changes and how they affect homeschoolers.  You will understand what a transcript is, why you need one (it’s not just for college), and how to complete it.  You will understand everything you need to do to prepare for college, including early preparation and eliminating redundancy in academics so you can save money and time.  You will learn how to OWN your education and have a blast doing it.  You can customize your entire high school experience and still comply with all of the requirements to get into college.  And you will learn how you can accomplish all of it with ONE checklist and your transcript! Read More…

NBTS Closing Comments

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Transcript Seminar

High School to College – 
*If you have a child entering middle school this year or higher (6th grade or higher), this workshop will have important college preparation information you will not want to miss!!  Does preparing your children for college absolutely terrify you? Are you wondering how you are going to get your kid ready for college? Can your homeschooled child even go to college? What are you going to do about transcripts? What is a transcript and how do you make one?  Read More…

Scheduling and Planning to Have Fridays Off

Scheduling and Lesson Planning – How to Have Fridays Off – 
How do parents find time to attend park days and field trips without sacrificing the academics?  How do you still do these things when one or more of your kids doesn’t want to do their assignments?  Are your kids doing lessons until late at night with no end in sight?  Do you want to be able to visit the library a couple of times a month without feeling guilty that you have sacrificed important academic lessons?  Have you ever wondered about block scheduling, teaching multiple ages, or even having time to get household chores done? In this presentation, I’m going to show you how I was able to get in a very full, enriching curriculum, accomplish great things in just four days a week, and still have time for Friday park day, Friday field trips, and library days, and do co-ops, travel around and speak with other group leaders, and have plenty of time for developing my own interests, which we all know is very important.  Note:  This presentation is specifically helpful for parents who are utilizing a virtual charter school or virtual online academy where they are required to adhere to a particular curriculum.

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Here is the replay of the September 24th session with Dianne McLean- Note: the special offer has expired.

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Here are the two schedules used as examples in this presentation – remember to keep it FLEXIBLE – they are not rigid schedules (they are both on one document – this is the only copy I have of them):

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Dianne McLean

Dianne McLean has been homeschooling since 2003. She has worked with thousands of homeschoolers and hundreds of homeschool groups to pioneer social activities, help form group policies with leaders, and participated in issues which affect the homeschool community as a whole. Her approach is always practical and effective. She also specializes in working with middle to high school level groups to help prepare for college entry and is familiar with the latest developments of Common Core and how it is affecting future college students. She directs a national support organization, Home Education Council of America; and has developed numerous other websites to help home educators in their efforts. Dianne has been leading seminars, webinars, and classes in an innovative online setting to offer live interaction no matter where you live in the world.

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Socialization Keynote

Socialization – the Big “S” Word! – 
In this presentation, we address the one concern that trumps people. It’s that one word that can take an otherwise pleasant conversation about home education completely sideways. This one word can move a parent who is sitting on the fence about homeschooling to choose against it, one that is new and frustrated with loneliness or taken back by the groups they have met, to send their child back to public school, and it can invoke fear and uncertainty in people. But in others it is the blessing they have been waiting for their entire lives, it can be refreshing and liberating. And unfortunately most homeschool leaders won’t even talk about it. It’s the big S word, SOCIALIZATION. And in this presentation, we are going to stop discrediting the feelings people are having about this – whether they are already homeschoolers, or just peering in from the outside. We will talk about that S word, once and for all!

Here is the replay of the September 8th KEYNOTE session with Dianne McLean.

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HERE IS THE HANDOUT THAT I WAS REFERRING TO IN THIS KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – download it using the link below:

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Dianne McLean

Dianne McLean has been homeschooling since 2003. She has worked with thousands of homeschoolers and hundreds of homeschool groups to pioneer social activities, help form group policies with leaders, and participated in issues which affect the homeschool community as a whole. Her approach is always practical and effective. She also specializes in working with middle to high school level groups to help prepare for college entry and is familiar with the latest developments of Common Core and how it is affecting future college students. She directs a national support organization, Home Education Council of America; and has developed numerous other websites to help home educators in their efforts. Dianne has been leading seminars, webinars, and classes in an innovative online setting to offer live interaction no matter where you live in the world.

 

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