If you are thinking about moving your children from the public school system to homeschooling, you are not alone. With the COVID-19 pandemic upending life all around the world, many parents have found themselves considering keeping their children out of the classroom for the rest of the school year, and some have even decided to entirely switch over to homeschooling. Homeschooling, although quite beneficial, may present some challenges. Every family’s experience will be different and may present unique obstacles to be overcome. One of the biggest challenges that you will have to deal with is in making that transition from the traditional school setup to homeschooling. And it is completely normal especially since most of us have only ever been a part of the public school system.
Homeschool parents are gifted with a unique perspective about their children. By watching them grow and learn, home educators have direct access to how their students process new information.
Knowing and understanding this learning process, labeled “learning style”, is beneficial to creating a homeschool environment suited to both parent and student. Working with your child’s learning style aids in their understanding and retention of the information you explore in your homeschool.
“A learning style is the way in which a person sees or perceives things best and then processes or uses what has been seen. Each person’s individual learning style is as unique as a signature. When a person has something difficult to learn, that student learns faster and enjoys learning more if his or her unique learning style is affirmed by the way the teacher teaches.” Marlene D. LeFever from her book Learning Styles
If you’ve asked the question, “What is my child’s learning style?”, we’ve got your answer.
In this guide, we explore different styles of learning and discuss complimentary teaching strategies to help you and your child get the most from each modality.
There are more than 2 million homeschoolers in the US today, with the numbers rising significantly in 2020 because to the school closures due to the pandemic. Despite the many benefits provided by homeschooling, it can turn out to be an overwhelming experience for both the parents and the students. There is a constant need to create structure in the learning environment, which can often be a source of frustration for everyone. Students become more prone to missing out on deadlines or falling behind on their assignments. Additionally, there are the mental and emotional challenges of at-home learning. If you are a beginner who is starting out in the homeschooling journey, here are some tips to navigate its many nuances:
The holidays are behind us. Now we can take a deep breath and dive into a fresh new year of possibilities.
What’s up so far?
You’re still not sure about in-person homeschool conventions.
It’s too early to start researching textbooks for the next school year.
However, maybe you resolved to finally do something about that transcript you know you need to create for your student.
This is your year to see this resolution to completion. But where to start?
Making a high school transcript can sometimes feel daunting but you can do it!