HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling for High School, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou

Vicki is joined by our fellow podcaster, Danielle Papgeorgiou of Life as a Lifeschooler Podcast.

Lifeschooling the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given individualized gifts in the context of your family’s home and lifestyle.

Danielle started her podcast and organization because she was sad when she saw so many homeschoolers trapped in the mindset of *school at home*. While Danielle feels there is a place for curriculum, she firmly believes that busywork and rigid educational formats make education irrelevant for teens. She believes that homeschooling high school needs flexibility and exploration, totally organized around her children’s gifts and needs- she calls this *lifeschooling*.

Danielle Papageorgiou of Life as Lifeschooler Podcast
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Danielle believes that she can help her children preserve their natural love of learning by exploring gifts, interests and allowing fun!

She started an online lifeschooling conference a couple of years ago that many people are finding encouragement to break from from the restrictions of textbooks. For homeschooling high school, Danielle does not believe in creating *traditional* transcripts or binding her homeschooling high schoolers to traditional course requirements. Instead, she looks at what her son does each day and then decides where that can fit in a course description.

Danielle’s oldest son is in high school now. While she guides her son’s choices in educational activities, her son makes the actual educational choices. Connor taught himself computer coding and has gained a professional level of experience. He is not interested in college and will not need to aim for that because he has developed his coding skills.

As Vicki reminds us, there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school. Vicki explains that her kids earn credits in the best way that fits each teen’s learning and interest styles.

There's not ONE right way to homeschool. Find your teens' gifts and talents, allow education to fit their needs and goals. #HomeschoolHighSchool

Danielle extends this thought by creatively assigning credits. She reminds families that credits can be assigned afterwards, rather than earned in the *planned out format* that many homeschooling families do.  Lots of prayer is needed in order to be a wise lifeschooling parent (or any other kind of parent for that matter).

Check out Danielle’s podcast, conference website (check out the free video when you sign up for her email), and facebook group.

You might also be interested in the homeschooling high school process that worked well for many of the 7SistersHomeschool.com’s teens. We also concentrate on helping teens develop their gifts and interests but in a more planned-out format.

Isn’t it lovely that there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school? Danielle’s lifeschooling works perfectly for her family (and many others’ families) and the planning and discovery format of 7Sisters works well for our teens. The beauty of homeschooling is that we can use exactly the format that is best for our homeschool high schoolers!

If you want to look a bit at 7Sister’s format for homeschooling high school, take a look at our *Authoritative Guide* post series. All free information to help you explore and decide what is best for your family.

You’ll also enjoy this interview with Misty Bailey on how to not be intimidated by homeschooling high school!

Join Vicki and Danielle for a thought-provoking discussion on lifeschooling for homeschool high school!


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HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling for High School, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou


Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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