Home education, or homeschooling, is a preferred educational choice for millions of households in the United States and is as diverse as the many students that are increasingly taught in a homeschool environment. Reasons for educating children at home often stem from a desire to provide a more individualized and tailored approach to education and can include religious reasons, special education needs or ‘unschooling’ philosophies. If you are researching and trying to decide if this method of education is right for you and your child, you may be surprised at just how much there is to know. Once you’ve decided on a methodology of instruction, there are curriculum choices to make. And before you decide on a curriculum, there are education laws to learn about to ensure your program will meet the requirements of the particular state you live in. Once you do begin homeschooling, if you are providing the bulk of the instruction yourself, there’s even more to learn about, from time management and scheduling, to curriculum ideas, to juggling both formal and informal education, and the dual roles of both teacher and parent. You can remove some of the trial and error by utilizing the wealth of information and advice found at Bright Hub Education. Written and vetted by experienced homeschooling parents, you will find guidance that walks you through those first steps all the way through to college transition. Visit often, ask questions in the comment section, and discuss current topics with other homeschoolers, just like you.
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.
When making the decision on whether or not to homeschool, you may feel that teaching them in your home will limit their opportunities to be involved in non-academic pursuits. Although they may take some effort to find, there are plenty of options available for homeschoolers.
As the mother of three young boys, one of my biggest hesitations about diving in and homeschooling my oldest was this: What will I do with the other two while I am working with the oldest? While it is still a struggle at times, I have found some strategies that work.
It is essential for a child to build a strong literacy foundation in their early years in order to become a lifelong reader. After researching and speaking with other homeschool moms, I came across Explode the Code, a phonics based approach to building literacy skills. Will it work for your child?
Tired of teaching the same mundane lessons day after day? Looking for an exciting homeschool curriculum that meets the needs of children with different learning styles or disabilities? Oak Meadow Curriculum accomodates all learning styles and provides an IEP to students with learning disabilities.
Stressed out trying to come up with the right techniques and resources to teach your dyslexic child? Calm down! We have several tips, curriculum and more that will make homeschooling your dyslexic child fun and rewarding.
WiloStar3D is an accredited online homeschooling program using virtual worlds and an integrated curriculum. Its courses adhere to established content standards and demand both collaboration and independence from students, combining the best of innovative technology and traditional learning.
Children with autism process information differently and sometimes struggle in a traditional school setting. Many choose to homeschool a child with autism to give them undivided personal attention.
Odds are you homeschool because you want your children to get the very best education you can give them. If you are a Christian homeschooler, you also want them to have an education that is founded on a Christian worldview. Here’s a collection of resources, teaching tips and curricula to help you.
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.