The Right Homeschool ProgramWritten by Mary Joyce
For those just starting out, determining best homeschool program can be, at very least, a bit challenging. Probably single most relevant point on this would be to keep in mind that eventual best home education program for your situation and style may involve pulling home school resources from more than one home school curriculum.
Many homeschoolers start by using a complete curriculum package. And if you are just starting out on this wonderful voyage, this approach will get you more than started and on your way. The key to finding ‘what is right’ is more of a process than just a decision. Ultimately you may settle in with using a complete curriculum package modified somewhat to fit not only your teaching style (which you may not know yet yourself), but even more importantly, your child’s learning style. As you gain more experience and confidence, you’ll see that effective teaching is using a combination of educational resources that are readily available (including online home school programs) that round out your personal program and insure your child’s success.
The key to a good homeschooling program is ‘fit’. Both you and your child have to be comfortable with homeschool unit study on an ongoing basis. If you start out with a good base program as a roadmap, you can then tailor it to fit your needs. Consider when looking for a curriculum that it will provide for a method to determine not only current ‘grade level’ of your child, but how your child determined their answers. This helps to determine what type of learner your child is, and their ability to apply their skills.
Homeschool QuestionsWritten by Mary Joyce
A huge decision it is … homeschooling. Now that you’ve made this decision to teach at home, many questions you thought you had now seem to have doubled. Doubled at least! Now one question just seems to lead to three more. Questions will need to be answered on curriculum, on testing and assessing. What about style of teaching and curriculum.
Have you check out and become familiar with all of state and local mandates concerning operating a home school in your area? As a parent you want best for your child…. But what is best? And on and on.
When you think about it, driving force behind all of this is one word…. Learning. Ask yourself. How does my child learn? Have you just taken time to really observe how your child learns? If not, do so. Think about yourself. How do you learn? What type of learning technique really sticks in your mind? Visual? Hands on? Reading? Do you learn better in a small group or left more alone to figure it out?