Have a Lesson Plan Book for your Homeschool Classes

homeschooling high schoolBeing organized is the key to making the homeschool classes interesting and informative. A large onus lies on the homeschooling parent to provide the child with activities that will challenge him and help him learn new concepts. This is not something that can happen overnight. The parent needs to plan out classes in a sequence for the learning to be steady and consistent. To this end having a lesson plan book for your homeschool classes can be a major help.
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The Goals of Education

homeschool curriculumIt does not matter if your child goes to a regular school or is being home schooled. The underlying goals of gaining an education generally seem to be the same. Here we do not talk about the more superficial goals of getting a good job at the end of the fixed years of studies, but of the more significant one lying below that. Let us consider the goals and philosophy behind educating our children.


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Do you meet the legal requirements for homeschooling?

online homeschoolingIt is not legal to homeschool your children in every country in the world. While it is legal to home school your children in every state of the United States of America, the legal requirements for each state differs. So if you are planning on home schooling your children you should be aware of the policies of the State Department of Education in your particular state. Here’s what you can do to ensure that you are on┬áthe right side of the law.
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Are you Qualified to Teach Homeschool?

homeschooling high schoolIn order to educate the next generation an accredited teacher has to study and take exams to be considered an adequately qualified teacher. So how can parents with no formal training in teaching techniques be qualified to teach their own children at home. This is not a new debate. Those who oppose homeschooling bring out this argument time and again.
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Homeschooling the Happy Way

online homeschoolingDoes each homeschooling class seem like a war in a losing battle to you? Are you so stressed that you can barely smile when your child makes a joke? This is surely not the way you thought you would react to the strain of homeschooling. So here’s what can you do to homeschool the happy way.
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Enhancing Creativity in Homeschool Students

homeschool scienceThe focus in homeschooling should lie not just in planning lessons in each subject of the curriculum and teaching them, but also in developing independent thinking in the homeschool student. By allowing a child to solve a problem on his own you are equipping him with a great tool to handle life. The natural imagination and creativity that a child possesses can be a huge asset to you as a trainer. Here are some activities that would help the child in developing his creative skills.
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Using a Foreign Vacation as a Teaching Tool for Homeschooling Students

homeschool scienceIf you plan to take your children for a foreign vacation you might be surprised to hear that your family can use the experience as a great learning tool. This applies not only to homeschooling students but to any child; the exposure is great for broadening their horizons. Here are a few things that you can help them focus on in order to get more out of the trip.
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What do you do when your homeschooler learns unevenly?

homeschool academyYour daughter is great at writing fictional stories, but basic multiplication and division give her major trouble.


Your son is reading high school level books with ease, but ask him to write and basic motor skills seem to evade him.


Your little one may have advanced skills in one subject but is barely able to handle the elementary level of another subject.


So your homeschool student is learning well in some fields and not so well in others. How do you cope with this uneven learning that homeschooling students sometimes show?
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Lazy Parent Syndrome in Homeschooling

homeschool educationThe last thing you would call a parent who takes on the responsibility of educating their own children is lazy. However, critics can come up with a number of reasons to apply this adjective to a homeschooling parent and this is one of the latest. The “Lazy Parent Syndrome” has come under the scanner of critics and it has made an impact on homeschooling parents.
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What Homeschoolers Miss Out On

homeschool experimentsSocializing with the peer group is not the only thing that homeschoolers are views as missing out on. In some situations the difference between regular school students and homeschoolers can become painfully obvious. If you wonder about what homeschooling students are missing out on, here are a few regular school traditions and activities that you can consider.


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Homeschool Budget Tips

Jesus192 by CC via pixabayWhen you homeschool your children you have to provide the basic schooling infrastructure at home. Whether it’s the physical classroom, furniture, books and stationery or the intangible effort that the homeschooling parent must put in, the task of managing a homeschool can be quite exhausting. It can also be financially draining. Here are some things that you can do to ease the financial burden.
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Travel as a Teaching Tool

homeschooling high schoolThe family vacation, a trip to a new town, a visit to grandma, or any other form of travel can be easily converted into a teaching tool for your children. While it is a good way for homeschooling parents to add supplementary lessons, travel can be used just as effectively by parents of children who attend regular school. Here are the things that you can teach them.
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Using Television as a Homeschooling Tool

free homeschoolingMany parents feel that their child spends too much time in front of the television. Passive watching is supposed to be bad for creative development and eye sight of the child. The ‘idiot box’ is one instrument that can be put to better use if parents utilize its full potential. Did you know that televsion can be turned into your homeschool student’s teaching tool? Take a look at how this would work.
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Instead of Textbooks…

online homeschoolingWhen you think of school, do you think of the textbooks used in each subject? Textbooks are a great way for teaching a large number of students standard information. That is why they are so popular in regular schools. However they are not the only teaching tool that a homeschool teacher can use. The homeschool classroom is a place where textbooks can be easily substituted with other instructional tools.
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How Much Praise is Enough?

homeschooling curriculumAs a parent there is a fine line between praise and just words said just to placate the child. If that parent is also the homeschool teacher there has to be a fine line between praising the child and merely mouthing the words. How much praise is enough and can you over do it?


Let’s take a look.
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Equipping Your Homeschool Science Lab

homeschool suppliesEquipping a homeschool laboratory does not have to cost a whole lot of money. There are a number of things that you can use from around the house. However, you will have to invest in some things that will give the feel of a proper science lab to your homeschool students. Here we discuss the different types of equipment you will need to keep on hand to conduct your homeschool science experiments.


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Homeschool Science Lab Essentials

There are a number of things that you can use from around the house when you set out to equip your homeschool science lab. A considerable number of items were listed in the previous blog post related to stocking up stuff for this purpose. You can scavenge old parts of the toys and appliances you have around the house to aid this purpose. Any old gadgets that are now now working can also be taken apart and their parts used in science experiments.
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Fun Homeschool Science Activities

Science is always easier to learn when you can practice it hands on. As a homeschooling family you would have no doubt had some experience with conducting scientific experiments based on what your child’s lessons include. This has to have benefited the homeschool science student greatly, but it is still school work.


Have you ever done something fun which involves using a science principle with your homeschool students? Something that you did just for a lark? Here are a few suggestions for you to have some homeschool science based fun!
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Single parents handling the home school science curriculum

If you have chosen to follow the homeschooling path as a single parent, you will need to be very well organized. Particularly when it comes to handling the home school science curriculum with your child. Whatever the circumstances why you have chosen to home school, they should not interfere with you giving your child the best possible experience in the study room. Please login or register to read the rest of this content.


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