Are you fed up with the state of education today? Many parents are, as evidenced by the rapid growth of homeschooling in the past several years. Today the homeschooling movement is more diverse than ever. Just take a look at some of the statistics.
I have a lot of beefs with public school - even though some of my good friends teach public school. It’s a great place for some kids. However, for my kid, the best place for learning has been at home. Here’s why I chose to homeschool my son, and some of these reasons may help you do so as well.
A Canadian study has shown that kids who are homeschooled are, on the whole, smarter than kids who attend public school. These findings are not surprising, but they do support the decision one will make to homeschool their kids. Learn why you should make the jump to teaching your kids at home.
Unschooling has the reputation for being a lazy option for parents. Although this method is very different from structured home education, unschooling has the potential to provide children with a fine education while encouraging a love of learning. Find out here why some people don’t think so.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when homeschooling a grade school child is to make sure that child has a strong foundation in reading, writing, and arithmetic. However, there are other valuable skills grade school children need to master as well. What do you need to do it successfully?
When faith is the reason for deciding to homeschool, weave the Christian perspective into every subject. Whether you are going to purchase a curriculum or pull together your own, read further for ideas about how to educate your children in a Christ-centered manner.
Children really are the future. There is a growing trend toward homeschooling to provide the very best education. However, there are cons of homeschooling that even the most well-intended parent must over-come. Identifying these obstacles will help in the decision to home school or not.
Homeschooling is a great alternative to traditional schooling. But what makes it so special? Understanding the benefits to schooling your children at home will give you a more comprehensive view of why you would choose to do a homeschooling situation.
The good news about learning how to unschool is that there are few if any rigidly set requirements. But, you ask, if I’m not schooling, what am I doing? Read on to find out what steps you can take to begin unschooling and become a self-directed learner.
What have you heard about unschooling? Is it an environment where learning is nurtured and allowed to flourish naturally, or an out-of-control chaotic mess? How do you decide if it will work for your child? Know your facts before deciding. Weigh the benefits along with the draw backs.