How to homeschool!? That is a question that could take a lifetime to explore. In fact, it may take you a lifetime of learning with your own children to figure out just exactly how it is done. And then you'll find out more. The learning goes on as your life changes and your children grow.
Homeschooling is a journey.. You learning right along with your children Your homeschooling practices, methods and habits will change with your family. As your family and children grow and mature your needs and personalities will require different approaches to learning.
It is impossible for anyone to give you a step by step, do exactly this and your children will turn out perfect plan. I'd love to be able to enthusiastically say with my best radio announcer voice "download this amazing free list and you will have the perfect homeschool!"
can't do that, but this page is a great place to start looking at the
Below are several different homeschooling methods or style's. One of
them may fit perfectly for your family and your children or you may be more like me and blend in a mix.
Two things to remember when deciding how to homeschool for your boy:
Remember this may change from season to season of life .
I've included below and list fo Homeschool methods and styles. Remember that many of these will overlap. After you've read through and familiarized yourself with these methods, you will hopefully realize that homeschoolers cover all ends of the spectrum. We are not a well defined bunch of cookie cutter people.
Your family priorities and your family dynamics will affect your educational methods. And the best part is.... you can change your methods with different seasons of life.
I want to dispel one myth.... there is no such thing as a "perfect homeschool" Even in my own little world I have homeschooling friends who use many methods of teaching our children.
You need to find out the best fit for your family.
Traditional Homeschool Textbooks A more traditional looking school based around traditional graded texts. Sometimes referred to as "school at home".
Homeschool Online Homeschooling Online is an option for many families. This can be a complete curriculum with all subjects done in an online class or individual classes can be taken to fill in areas that are not completed with other materials or methods.
Homeschool Unit Studies In this method all students study a single topic together, yet at separate, appropriate levels of work. In addition almost all subjects will revolve around that same single topic of study.
A rigorous form of education based around teaching the Trivium.
The Trivium has 3 parts determined around the age and maturity of each child.
Unschooling A child centered method that believes a child's natural love of learning and need for knowledge will develop best if left alone and encouraged. All learning is self motivated. The parents role is a encourager.
Literature Based-Curriculum How to homeschool with real "living books". Reading good literature is the center of learning and other subjects naturally follow that direction.
Eclectic An eclectic homeschool family will pick and choose from many style1s. Using traditional textbooks for some subjects and going less traditional for others.
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