Want a Different School Solution? Explore These Education Options
Public education in the United States has a long history with many success stories. However, your local brick and mortar public school–or even private school–may not be the best choice for every student. More and more, families are responding to inequities in education, concerns over bullying, school violence, dissatisfaction related to quality, or other personal […]
Starting Homeschool in High School: The Essential Guide
Homeschooling during high school might feel like uncharted territory, but with the right approach, it can be a rewarding experience. This guide is designed to alleviate concerns and provide insights into starting homeschooling during the high school years. Transitioning to Homeschooling in High School Understanding Homeschooling for High School Homeschooling for high school introduces a […]
Homeschool Classroom Ideas: Set Up Your Learning Space
It’s time to start your new homeschool year! How exciting! But where will you do school work? Do you have a room sitting completely empty in your home that you can turn into a classroom complete with desks, a whiteboard, bulletin board, large world map, and motivational posters? No? That’s okay. Remember, homeschool is not […]
My Child Has Poor Behavior at School. Can Homeschooling Help?
If your child struggles with meeting behavioral expectations at school, then homeschooling may be the solution. Rather than anguishing over thoughts like “my teenager is failing school and doesn’t care” or wondering how to satisfy teachers’ requests for consistency and discipline, you may want to consider homeschooling to investigate causes and offer strategies. Bringing teaching […]
Did You Know About These Time4Learning Perks?
Unlike other homeschool curriculums, Time4Learning is a membership. This means that you belong to something—a Time4Learning community—in which the organization and member families support each other. A Time4Learning membership is one that is constantly improving and growing, with access to new information and resources. Whether you are a veteran Time4Learning member or have just downloaded […]
Do Homeschoolers Fall Behind?
The topic of homeschooling evokes many opinions, ranging from the very positive (i.e., “I wish I could homeschool my children…”) to the very negative (i.e., “Children need to be in school…””). Unfortunately, many naysayers view homeschooling as quasi-schooling where education is not taken seriously and students sit around in their sweatpants doing subpar work. What […]
Easy Homeschool Budget Hacks
One of the most common questions prospective homeschoolers ask is “What does homeschooling cost?” The answer to this varies depending on who you ask, but if done right, an effective homeschool can be a lower-cost learning option for your family. Careful selection of materials using a curriculum checklist–along with a few homeschool budget hacks–can make […]
How to Set SMART and Practical Homeschool Student Goals
Whether it is required by your state or not, homeschool goal-setting is simply good educational practice. In essence, by choosing to homeschool your child, you have decided to move your child’s education from group-centered to individualized. In doing so, you have grasped the opportunity to build an education based on your child’s strengths, challenges, and […]
Do I Need to Find an Accredited Homeschool Program?
Is my homeschool curriculum accredited? Is it legit? Is it approved? Is it enough? You can ask this question in so many ways. However, what you are truly asking is this: Is this a quality education that meets the requirements of my state and prepares my child for college and a career? Let’s unpack this […]
How a Full-Time Working Mom Homeschools
I could not possibly homeschool. I am not a teacher. I am not qualified. My child wouldn’t learn from me. It would be a lot of work. I have a full-time job, and I don’t have the time! These were the words racing through Sharita Humphrey’s mind right before the pandemic shook her reality and […]
Homeschool for a Second Year or Go Back to School?
I started homeschooling back when the word and idea were not widely known. Now that 10 percent of the U.S. population is homeschooling, I’m asked more and more by friends whether they should homeschool a second year or return to traditional schooling. A survey from the U.S. Census Bureau tells a fascinating story about the […]
Mental Health Check-Up: Tips for Students and Parents
The last year-and-a-half was full of challenges and issues that most of us have never experienced before. In addition to the health concerns brought on by COVID-19, adults and children have had to adjust to being home for prolonged periods away from family, friends, and coworkers. Homes have become our office space as well as […]
Time4Learning 2021 Back-to-School Art Contest
Updated 2/17/22 Congratulations to all the winners of our 2021 Back-to-School Art Contest! The contest attracted over 4,000 impressive entries! We had a very difficult time choosing the winners with so much talented artwork. Check out the video of the 12 stuffed creations below alongside the original drawing. Subscribe to our blog to stay tuned […]
Survey Says: It’s Back to Homeschool with Time4Learning
It’s no secret that 2020/2021 was homeschooling’s banner year. Google searches for “how to homeschool” skyrocketed and the number of families who homeschooled more than doubled. According to the Washington Post, the percentage of children in homeschooling has nearly tripled since mid-2019, and by May of this year, more than 1 out of every 12 […]
Back to Homeschool! 5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Outdoor Learning
It’s back to school time and incorporating outdoor learning is a great way to kick-off the new homeschool year. Check out these family-oriented outdoor activities that can be customized to fit almost any grade level and boost your children’s knowledge in their core subjects. Study the Natural Setting in Your Town Make natural studies a […]