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School Without Success

He works at a local grocery store, always wishing for a few more hours. He was finally able to move out of his parents' house last year. He's still wondering what God wants him to do. "I started high school," … Continue reading

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My student doesn't want to do anything

You bought all of this great curriculum ... the books hold great stories, the workbooks are colorful and appealing, and it's all organized for you ... but your 6 year old just sits at the table and stares out the … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in School

Parent-Teacher conferences were last night. As a guardian of a high schooler, I got to listen to the teachers gush about how great my student is. The highlights: Her English has much improved (one teacher attributed this largely to the … Continue reading

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Your Child Struggle in School? Good

We want our kids to rock at life. We don't want to see them struggle. The idea of a student failing in school feels terrible. Yet as strange as it is for someone writing as part of an educational company, … Continue reading

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What Determines Success?

Gifts are hard for me. I can't think of anything I want. With so few cues or clues for my friends and family, it's not surprising I received two copies of Malcolm Gladwell's latest David and Goliath for Christmas. What … Continue reading

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What Defines Success?

Imagine for a moment that your students have graduated homeschooling. What would make you feel like your homeschool was a success? Would you be a success if your student got a Ph.D, went to Harvard, or revolutionized a part of … Continue reading

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From Luke's Inbox: A for Effort

I adjunct for a junior college. Many of my students are single moms. They may not do as well as the other students on tests, but they are often working 20 to 40 hours a week, taking care of kids … Continue reading

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