Month: September 2014


Financial Freedom Creates Political Autonomy

Reaching the Reluctant Writer

Taking Responsibility for your own Education

Teaching Self Government for Homeschool Success


Opposing Viewpoints in Science

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.


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):








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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