Teaching a subject you don't know Written by Mary Joyce
With out any doubt best way for any child to learn is with undivided one on one instruction. This definition alone points directly to child’s parents. Who better to provide such an environment than ultimate someone who loves and cares for child and how they learn?
Fortunately, homeschooling parent need not be an expert in every subject matter area. Homeschool instruction goes beyond classroom setting and takes in entire world! Homeschool support groups and information is abundant and one doesn’t have to look any further for help than library, internet, community centers, and even local colleges. The key is if you don’t know subject matter, be willing to investigate it and even learn along with your child. And when looking for homeschool resources don’t forget friends, acquaintances, and business community as a whole.
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.