Tag: Planning Tools
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 […]
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 […]
Intro Guide to Homeschooling in the Military
Military life is demanding, requiring sacrifices from and challenges for the entire family. For military kids, this all too-often impacts their education. Frequent PCS moves, varying standards and curriculum from one school to the next, and simply dealing with the upheaval that comes with being a military family, all take a toll. More military parents […]
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 […]
How to Create a High School STEM Program
What does STEM really mean? STEM is not just an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; it is a method of learning about and through these distinct but closely-connected fields. Both in and out of the classroom, STEM education aims to develop the creative problem solving and collaboration skills required by real-world problems in […]
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 […]
How to Plan (and Hack) Your Homeschool Schedule
For new homeschooling families, creating a schedule can seem daunting. Where do you begin? How detailed should you make your plans? How structured does your day need to be? Before you become overwhelmed with all the potential options, here are some suggestions to help you hack your homeschool schedule. Reject the “Typical” School Day Initially, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]