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Homeschool Love

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Time to dust off the romantic records and polish the poetry skills. What if I told you that you could potentially bring home something better than a box of chocolates just by sharing what you love about homeschool? On February 15,...

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Mid-Year Curriculum Switch

Have you ever had too many intersecting thoughts running through your head at the same time? My brain has been like a tossed salad lately as I’ve watched my older kids grow in frustration with your current language arts program. The jumbled thoughts came because I was...

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New Homeschooling HELP: What Records Do I Keep?!

As I began to homeschool my first grader over the last few months, I felt encouraged by the local homeschooling groups I joined on social media. Just today, one of the other new homeschool moms posted a question I continue to try and figure out “what records do we...

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Beware of the Imposter Syndrome

Every once in awhile, you might get a strange feeling. A twinge that you don’t quite fit in, you aren’t worthy of the job you’ve taken on as a homeschooler who may not have a Master’s Degree in education. The imposter syndrome can sneak up on you and make you feel...

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Recognizing Homeschool Burnout

I was in a marketing focus group at The Great Homeschool Convention and the first question we were asked was: What excites you most about homeschooling? My answer? Summer vacation! We laughed, but by the end of the school year feeling burned out is something...

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Find Your Fave Giveaway

Enter to win a free curriculum license! Here’s how: Find Your Fave Go to https://globalstudentnetwork.com/curriculum/ and peruse GSN’s range of curriculum options. You will find curriculum for students from kindergarten through high school including honors, AP,...

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GSN Says Thank You

Dear Families, Hopefully you’ll be sharing a meal with loved ones and thinking thankful thoughts in the coming days. At Global Student Network, we want you to know we are thankful for YOU, our current and future customers. Here is why. YOU confirmed our quest to bring...

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GSN’s Goldilocks Learning Legacy

You remember Goldilocks, the little girl in the story of the three bears who was only satisfied if something was “just right.” Mama Bear’s chair may have been soft but Goldilocks knew it wasn’t for her. Papa Bear’s bed may have been the biggest, but it wasn’t the...

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15 for 15 Anniversary Giveaway

Global Student Network (GSN) has provided excellent options in online learning to homeschool families worldwide since 2004. To celebrate this milestone, we are giving away 15 curriculum licenses. Beginning December 15, GSN will award winners based on the details...

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Establishing a Homeschool Routine

One of the larger challenges I have found so far in homeschooling my six-year-old is how to establish a routine. All children thrive on routine, on knowing expectations and knowing when they are going to do what. As my little guy has some special needs, this is even...

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How Online School Works

Although every online school is different, it's important to remember that a great online school works, however, the student wants it to work.  Although each online school is different, online learning is about personalized learning and personalized learning allows...

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How to Succeed at Online School

WHAT IS ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL? Simply stated, online high school is a school or program where students earn their high school diploma by taking classes online.  Taking classes online can expand your options in terms of exactly how you achieve your diploma.  Although most...

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Four easy tips for homeschooling outdoors

One of the key benefits to homeschooling is the flexibility it offers. Are your kids restless and having trouble focusing? Why not try homeschooling outdoors? Quick Trips A quick trip into the outdoors has been just what we’ve needed to refresh us this year in our...

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Book Review: Happier at Home

Reflections on the Book Happier at Home Book Review By: Sarah Brutovski Have you ever thought about what makes you happy? In her quest for becoming happier New York Times best- selling author Gretchin Rubin has become an expert on what makes people happier and the...

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Current Status of Charter Schools

BACKGROUND Charter schools have been "on the grow" in the U.S. for the better part of two decades.  By school year 2016-2017, there were approximately 6,900 such schools registered in 42 states, totaling more than three million students grades K to 12. This number...

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New Homeschooling HELP: What Records Do I Keep?!

As I began to homeschool my first grader over the last few months, I felt encouraged by the local homeschooling groups I joined on social media. Just today, one of the other new homeschool moms posted a question I continue to try and figure out “what records do we...

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5 Facts about Online High School

Some people say that when you attend high school online "the world is your oyster." That you can attend classes in your jammies or that you'll never have to deal with teachers again and you won't ever have to attend a boring health studies class again.  Some of these...

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Enroll early for your Online Virtual Back-to-School Goodies

Global Student Network (GSN) has a lots of “freebies” with your name on it! When you enroll your student for a full year curriculum program with Global Student Network between June 1, 2019 and July 15, 2019, you will receive: Link to free DIY homeschool portfolio kit...

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Homeschool Government 101

Just as dissecting a real frog or making a real solar powered toy car provides hands-on learning for our kids, so participating in real life government teaches our kids about how things actually work. Additionally, visiting local historic sites (or even historic...

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Photo Contest – Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Hello! GSN is inviting all of our families to participate in our End of Year Homeschool Photo contest!  As the "school year" comes to a close, we would love to see how your year went!  To participate, please send a picture of your student to...

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Values in Homeschooling

There are a multitude of subjects to cover in homeschooling, then add into that the list of extracurricular activities you want your kids to experience. It is overwhelming to contemplate everything you want to impart to your kids not only as their teacher but also as...

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