Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #82

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I’m so glad you’re visiting our link-up. Finishing Strong is dedicated to families homeschooling middle & high school kids. Each Wednesday, moms just like you share their best tips, encouragement, advice, and more for teaching older kids at home.

It is hosted by us here at Education Possible, along with our friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight.

I would love it if you would take some time to check out the wonderful posts shared below. I know you will find them inspiring!

Thank you for helping us to make Finishing Strong a key resource for families who are homeschooling through the middle & high school years.

I’ve come to realize that my kids are different from many of their peers who are traditionally schooled. I’m thankful that my girls fully embrace their uniqueness.

Do I think homeschooling made them weird? Not necessarily.

What it did was give them the chance to be who they were instead of worrying about who others thought they should be.

Yes, My Homeschoolers are Weird - and I Love It! Over the years, my kids have come to realize that they’re a bit different compared to most traditional middle school students. They don't fit the idea that the world has about teens and we're both okay with that.

Are you looking for volunteer ideas for your teens? Susan has some ideas to get your search started.

Volunteering provides many benefits for teens. By participating in community service activities teens can meet new people, learn the value of serving others, build life skills, explore potential career options, and more. It also looks great on a college application!


Must Read Posts From Last Week

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #82

1.  5 Things Middle Schoolers Should Do Before Starting High School by Me! – Reader Favorite

Over the past couple of years of teaching middle school, I’ve discovered some key things our teens need to be doing before they move on to 9th grade.

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2. How to Teach Science through the Lives of Scientists by Blog, She Wrote

I am not a fan of traditional textbooks, especially for teaching science, so I loved Heather’s idea of learning science through investigation. Why not just learn from the best? Go right to the source and spend some time discovering scientific ideas from those who made them famous.

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3. Blogs to Read If You Are Homeschooling Middle School  by Starts at Eight

If you are teaching middle schoolers at home, this list will definitely be a great help to you!

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4. How My Teaching Degree Hurt My Homeschool by Embark on the Journey

If I’d have to guess, I think at some point during the journey, most homeschooling moms wonder whether they’re qualified to teach something to their kids. Would it be better if they had a teaching degree? I appreciated Tara’s honesty as she shares how her degree was actually a stumbling block in the beginning.

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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
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