Learning About Child LearningWritten by Mary Joyce
Being an effective teacher one’s child begins first with knowing how you child learns. Getting a grasp on your child’s learning characteristics is essential to homeschooling success. What is your child’s learning ability levels? Motivation is also an important aspect. What motivates your child to learn? Knowing pieces of your child’s learning style come together to make up learning environment. A child’s learning activity is as diverse as each one’s personality. As you can see, a one size fits all approach isn’t going to be conducive to a dynamic learning environment.
In beginning best way to learn about how your child learns is to observe everything they do in their daily activities. Take notes, written or mental on how child learns and approaches new learning situations. For instance, do they appear to learn more by touching and feeling, do they seem to learn more by drawing or expression? Do they learn by watching or doing? Today there are many child development tools, books, and software available on various types of learning styles to you to get you going in right direction. Do some online searches regarding child learning, learning activities, children’s learning tools, child learning websites…. That type of criteria. You’ll find much information on all types of learning.
The Homeschool Classroom SettingWritten by Mary Joyce
If at all possible, homeschool education classroom setting should be a specific room, or at least an area of home. And even better, this room or area should only be used for your homeschool education organization. It’s important that your students associate this room with that of focus and learning. If a separate area for home study schooling is not possible then make sure area you do use is free from clutter and other non topical material that could be distraction when home school is in session.
Allowing for, and keeping your homeschool classroom organized is also a key ingredient for success. Not only should you provide for your organizational needs but let’s not forget about child’s homeschool supplies and materials too! Be creative with space you have. You don’t need a big budget to get your classroom organized and setup. Use various sizes of boxes for cubby holes. Even bigger boxes could serve as partitions for room! These boxes can even be painted (instead of your walls!) and have educational accomplishments even stuck on them…. You get picture! And, if needed, at end of each day they can be folded up and put away!