Is anyone finding the HS lessons too over-the-top with the acting/lectures??
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    Default Is anyone finding the HS lessons too over-the-top with the acting/lectures??

    My daughter is just starting the program at the HS level, my son is in a younger grade. I think he will enjoy the cartoony-ness of the lessons but she is thinking the lectures may turn out to be a bit over-the-top and very annoying. Has anyone found this to be true for their students so far??

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    My kids grew up on the very silly lower level lessons. My daughter, who is doing high school lessons this year, thinks they've done a great job of "growing up" the lessons, without removing all the fun . . . which is, of course, much of Time4Learning's appeal.

    At the lower levels, the silliness is there, wherever you turn. In high school, there are very serious lectures, punctuated by a bit of levity, for variety. My daughter is loving it so far.

    People seem to vary in their tolerance for this type of thing.

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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    My did T4L in elementary and junior high and enjoyed it though it was silly, it also kept her attention. She remarked about how she really liked how the high school lessons really had a grown up feel to them. There is slight bit of silliness here and there, but usually when getting ready to test or change to something different, besides, a little silliness makes life more fun.
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    My son (combo 6th & 7th grades) did his first real full day of school today. I thought the mix of silly and serious was fine- I actually thought it was going to be sillier. He struggles with everything and the silly parts seemed to come at just the right times. :0) My daughter definitely has less tolerance for that kind of thing. She's been testing out the high school classes and so far likes some of them, but the algebra 2 she said she just may not be able to get beyond the lecturer's craziness. Definitely the type of thing that has to allow for personality diffferences!

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    My son usually feels that the silliness / enthusiasm of the teacher means the teacher likes the subject. I've even heard him yell "Yes" when the more quark teacher does a lecture after some 'serious' lectures from other teachers. Your daughter might be the one that would rather the more 'serious' teachers. So far it seems evenly split between teachers in math and biology. I had to move my son down to honors because the Algebra 1 teacher "doesn't like his job".

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    My son loves the silliness, he feels like it tones down the seriousness of some of the lecturers. I guess it just comes down to your personal preference.

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    My daughter has grown up with Time4Learning since 1st grade and is not in 8th/9th grade. She doesn't mind the levity at all in the high school stuff. She biggest complaint is that she actually has to pay attention now because she says they deliver more detailed information in the thigh school courses. The only other thing she says is that she still doesn't see why high school is so special, she thought there was going to be some special, mystic thing about starting high school courses, but according to her, it is just more school! Go figure LOL!
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