As we continue to seek for answers regarding what motivates students to achieve, you'll be reading about a young man who says that "when he faces a setback, he gets constructive." You'll see what he means below in the story about Brandon Banks from Missouri. But first, here are some important tips as you prepare your portfolio to send to your advisor.
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This week we have more great advice from a student on how to get back into a good stride after experiencing setbacks. But first, notice the contact information below as we enter "Portfolio Season."
We have all faced setbacks in our lives. When this happens, we have two options. We can give up, or we can move past them, and in doing so, often achieve far more than we ever expected. This week, the stories of two students who did just that.
You may have asked the question, "If Self-Designed courses have a tendency to change as they go, how can I set objectives ahead of time? We have an answer for you! Also in this issue, we will introduce you to two incredible young musicians.
How do you capture a passion of your student and turn it into a course? From Lee Binz, the Home Scholar comes this explanation: "It's possible for kids to learn things JUST because they love it! Your job as parent is to pick up the mess they leave behind, and turn it into a wonderful course description of what they have learned! I think that is the best kind of learning!" Some of these later turn into careers, others into great memories.
We received a number of requests for newsletter topics from the readers. Assignment grading will be ready next week, including access to a grading tool that you will find most helpful.
This week, many requests came in asking for instructions on preparing for the portfolio review.
We are happy to offer this timely information.
The article below on "feedback" is only a portion of the newly updated Resource Advisor. We are putting the finishing touches on it now by inputting current curriculum and a whole section on the value of student work assessment. Soon you will be able to order the new Resource Advisor from our website.
*Please Note: Since this newsletter came out, the Resource Advisor has been published, and is available here.*
Greetings from the NARHS Director!
One of our goals for this year is to keep you more informed about the inner workings of NARHS. Therefore, we are creating this e-letter to send your family. Through this format, you will find out about NARHS policies, new products, and promotions.
We will also be featuring notable NARHS students. This issue's featured student is Molly Hanberry from Mississippi.
Also in this issue: What exactly is the difference between "official" and "unofficial" transcripts?
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