Tag: Homeschool Advice
Why Is Summer a Great Time to Begin Homeschooling?
Perhaps your children are attending a traditional school, and you have determined that you will transition to homeschool for the upcoming year. Great choice! Setting up your homeschool may take some time, but your efforts will be worth it. Have you considered easing into homeschool over the summer months? Here are some excellent reasons why […]
What to Do If Your Homeschool Program Isn’t Working
Envision this scenario: You’ve passed the halfway point of the homeschool year and frustrations abound. Your kids aren’t enjoying their schooling which means you aren’t enjoying it either. Some days end in slammed doors and tears (either theirs, yours…or both), and once the school day is over, everyone needs time alone to recover. Does this […]
Engage Your Child’s Curiosity With Inquiry-Based Learning
Everyone has different reasons for homeschooling, but a common thread is a desire to inspire children to love learning and become lifelong learners. “Inquiry-based learning,” or IBL, is one of the best ways of achieving this goal. Its child-directed, investigative core is why methods such as Montessori and unschooling are so popular. Continue reading to […]
Yes, You Can Start Homeschooling Anytime!
You may have been considering homeschooling for a while or perhaps you are just starting to look into this option. The many benefits that homeschooling offers, like the freedom to generate your own schedule and personalize curriculum to fit your child’s strengths and challenges, are appealing. Your child’s recent educational experiences (e.g., learning difficulties, bullying, […]
Do Homeschoolers Need High School Diplomas or Transcripts?
Homeschooling through the high school years may seem daunting, but it is completely doable and perhaps far easier than you imagine! Since homeschooling is a legal form of education, yes – your student will need to have a high school transcript documenting their credits earned. In almost all states, homeschooled graduates earn a legal high […]
Recover from Homeschool Parent Burnout
Homeschooling is not always easy. If you’re struggling, you are not alone! For most of us, homeschooling is added onto other responsibilities in the home, as well as making time for family and friends, and maybe even a part-time or full-time job. Because it concerns the education and potential future of your child, homeschooling is […]
Fall Learning Activities for Kids
Fall, and all of the season’s beautiful colors, foods, sports, and festivals, is here. For all of us involved in our children’s education, fall is a pivotal time to strengthen skills, reclaim any learning losses from “summer slide”, and prevent student burnout early in the school year. Fall learning activities can be just what your […]
Why Is My Child Falling Behind in School? How Do I Help?
You awake one morning with a gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach. You suspect that your child is struggling in school, and you feel a stab of guilt as you realize that you may not be doing everything possible to make sure they succeed. This feeling can occur whether your child is in […]
Manage and Prevent Homeschool Student Burnout
As homeschoolers, we often visualize utopian images of what a homeschool day should look like. We envision our children deeply engaged and excited about learning, asking inquisitive questions, debating topics, and seeking new information to further their learning. We want their educational experiences to be invigorating, and work hard to help them to reach their […]
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: How can I be sure that what I’m providing is a quality education that meets the requirements of my state and prepares my child […]
Homeschool – Friendly College and University Listings
Every year, the number of colleges ready and willing to accept homeschool graduates continues to grow. To make your search a bit easier, Time4Learning has collected a group of colleges that are especially homeschool friendly. Below you’ll find lists of homeschool friendly colleges and universities sorted alphabetically by state. Please note that this is just […]
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 […]