Homeschooling

Are there any other homeschooling families out there?

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  • Yes home schooling here in Australia

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      • Khaki Storm
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      Keven Pearce Fantastic! I have a short collection of link to either help study or free courses at https://studyjar.weebly.com The test prep info is USA focused m.

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    • Ben K. Thank you for sharing your list! This is a great resource and I don't think you can have too many of those when it comes to learning. :)

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      Faness you're welcome.  It's just a free weebly site, no ads, no referral link, nothing in it for me other than people learning more. 

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  • Thanks Ben

    These sites are great. 

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      Keven Pearce I like them.  Enjoy! Feel free to share any home school ideas! 

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  • How is homeschooling? Is it easier than a normal school? I have heard about it but I have never met anyone who was homeschooled, so I always wondered how life for them must be. Normal schools are so hectic and infuriating!

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      Stephannie Baker It all depends on the parent(s). They truly run the school. There are several models parents typically use. Here are some common models in my state: 1) Families come together and almost operate like a small private school in a cooperative program. The Smith parents teach all the children math, the Palusa parents teach all the children history, etc. Subjects and books would be very familiar to you. The location is usually a church or other community building and held during the day. This is fairly common in my area and allows costs to be shared across families. 2) Families purchase curriculum used in public or private schools and teach at home. The subjects and books would be very familiar to you. This is also fairly common. There are curriculum fairs to buy, sell, and trade materials. The children may stay at home, but I know some that prefer studying other places (library, at parent's work place if allowed, or on the road if parents drive for a living). 3) Families either make their own curriculum or purchase some that isn't widely used elsewhere. This might not be as familiar looking to you. Some examples are adaptive learning software that integrates all subjects and progresses only at the speed of the student (fast or slow) and a classic learning model that teaches only one subject a year to mastery. Locations choices are the same as #2. 4) Families chose no curriculum, no set hours, and no set subject. This is sometimes called Hack schooling. The student does what interests them and learns along the way.

      I don't know if I could label any of those as easier. There are many more choices to adapt the subjects to the student, but it's all up to the parents. I'm in #2, our curriculum is fairly hard and my students don't get A's easily. As far as life goes, they are involved in several activities outside the home. Also, while we've not acted on it yet, our state passed a law last year to open public school sports, band, and choir to homeschooling students. 

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  • I grew up home schooled. I have two school aged children but they are going to public school. A chunk of my siblings are home schooling their kids, one has their kids in private school. I have mixed feelings about home schooling my kids in the future. It will most likely not happen unless something comes up in their education where they need more assistance than the public school system can provide. Currently we just do a lot of educational things at home as well, mostly reading related. 

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      Ruth Elizabeth I have so many questions for a soil scientist, but that's another topic. Way to go doing things outside of school! It helps so much. I have four children. Two started with homeschooling and switched to public at about 5th grade. The other two stayed in homeschooling. It's nice to have the options to tailor education to the learner.

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      Khaki Storm Yes, I like having options for education. We're trying to keep all of them open for us going forward. Our adoption worker asked us the other day what services from the school we would comfortable pursuing for our daughters and we were like, "all of them". We are happy to pursue all options to make sure our daughters have an education that works for them.  

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  • We home school as well. 

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      Sky Blue Tugboat Awesome! 

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    We homeschooled our two boys from birth until college. I think it worked well, as one has a Master's in Robotic Engineering and the other is just getting his PhD in Economics. We used the unschooling technique, where curriculum is only used where it can be helpful and most learning is done by taking the student's interest and making sure that they cover the necessary learning as part of pursuing that interest.

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