Subscribe Subscribe | Subscribe Comments RSS
experiences and viewpoint as my day unfolds

Archives for the day Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The decision to remove your child from public school and teach him or her in your home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Many children who do not prosper in public school benefit from the one-on-on approach of homeschooling. While you may not be sure if you have what it takes to home school your child, rest assured that your determination plays a large role in your homeschooling success. You can effectively home school your child without a teaching degree or special training if you’re prepared to approach your new task with dedication and persistence. Here are some tips on effective home schooling:

  • Learn about your local regulations governing home schooling. Education laws vary by state and town.
  • Involve your child in the curriculum. Let your child choose some of the workbooks for each subject, but steer him or her to the appropriate grade level. The more your child is involved in the process, the more excited he or she will be about the subject matter.
  • Designate a separate area of your home to serve as the “classroom.” It should be someplace that is comfortable and free of distractions.
  • Connect with other home-schooling families through community groups or online. Such groups often organize field trips, discuss approaches to home schooling and share stories and advice. Read more… »