A Look At HomeschoolingWritten by Demetria Zinga
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A third factor to consider is TYPE of curriculum you will want to use. What will be your teaching philosophy? There are a number of internet and print resources that can help you learn more about different homeschooling pholosophies that exist, such as: Montessori method, Charlotte Mason method, Eclectic method, Classical Education method, Distance Learning, Waldorf Education method, and Unschooling. Do a search online and find out as much as possible about each method and perhaps find a fit that suits needs of your family best. Overall, homeschooling is a wonderful way to teach our children in a culture that may not be as supportive with our children's education as we would like. Homeschooling is not for everyone, but by same token, neither is public education. Doing what's best for our children and their start on a lifelong education is most important. ------- Demetria Zinga is founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.
Demetria Zinga is the founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also the founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.
Homeschool - Planning AheadWritten by Mary Joyce
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As time approaches get a head start communication with some of universities that you believe your child is interested in so you can begin gathering their requirements for entrance.
Most experienced homeschool families try to purchase their curriculum books used. There are literally an unlimited amount of resources for this on internet alone. Many suppliers will send you a catalogue. Homeschool seminars and other gatherings are also a great place to pick up new and used text books. Still not sure? There are many homeschool support groups you can join as well as all kinds of forums you can join on internet. Many of these groups offer a variety of newsletters that you can also subscribe to.
A good homeschool curriculum will guide parent to what information is needed for a particular age or grade level. Text books are also a good source for giving complete instructional material as well as additional ideas for subject matter.
Just be sure to determine from your particular state what homeschool law and qualifications apply for teaching parent as they will differ from state to state. Finding state regulations is easy with just a little research then you can move forward with confidence.
Mary Joyce is a former educator, successful homeschool parent, and has written many articles on teaching your child at home for the Homeschool-Curriculum-4u website. Please visit (http://www.homeschool-curriculum-4u.com) for a complete list of Mary's articles.