While the homeschooling debate rages at all times, it’s important to take a look at the facts. Many people who send their children to traditional school environments assume that the homeschoolers never sit at school desks and never have any traditional learning time. This is, of course, not true.
Take a look at this chart to see the comparison between home schooled children and their school-going counterparts. It’s fascinating to see how they do with their graduation rates, their test scores and more. Check it out and have the facts before forming an opinion about home schooling.
This is a great video for anyone considering homeschooling. It offers you concrete suggestions and ways to get started.
Homeschooling may sound daunting to some people. How do you go about teaching your child everything that he needs to succeed when he either enters high school or college? What if you don’t have a wealth of knowledge about history or math? How will you help your child? Here are some suggestions, whether you’re setting up a traditional school environment in the home with school chairs and tables or whether you’re planning to go on field trips and have experiential learning.
1. Join with other families: Maybe you are highly skilled with the language arts and your friend is skilled with math and science. You can create a barter system of sorts so that you are teaching the language arts to both your children and your friend’s children; and then she is teaching math and science to both.
2. Look for great resources: You can find tutorials online for just about anything. Use the amazing resources at your fingertips to find ways to each your child about tricky subjects.
3. Hire a tutor: Yes, even though you are homeschooling, you just might need to bring in another resource. You can hire a tutor for those tricky subjects and help to take the pressure off of your teaching and your child’s learning.