Different Methods Of Homeschooling

by Colin Joss

If you’re planning on homeschooling your child, you’ll need to learn the many styles of homeschooling that’s available so that you can decide which would work best for your family.

Eclectic Homeschooling – This type of homeschooling works under the philosophy that you should enhance your child’s everyday activities and emotions, using them to insert appropriate lessons to teach them a subject.

Classical Homeschooling – This goes way back to the middle ages. Young children being learning the basics – reading, writing, and artithmetic. After learning the basics, they move on to learn basic grammar using collections and compositions.

Then they move to the dialect stage, where the serious study of reading, writing and arithmetic comes in. Instead of learning grade-appropriate materials that public schools use, the child learns in stages.

The Charlotte-Mason Method – Charlotte-Mason created this method to educate a child using real-life experiences, nature, and literature. This is one of the most popular ways of homeschooling children.

Your state will dictate that your child must follow a regular curriculum but your child can still learn about nature, poetry and lots more. Your child will learn more this way than simply by memorizing a bunch of facts.

Montessori-at-Home – Rather than memorizing facts straight out of a book, this kind of homeschooling helps a child learn the basics through their senses and their environment.

The Moore Formula – This method is divided into three separate parts. It’s a way of teaching with studying for a determined amount of time each day based on the child’s needs.

It involves manual work and entrepreneurship, which teaches a child to accept responsibility. Lastly, it involves home or community service, which builds character within the child.

The Reggio Emilia Approach – This method teaches preschool-aged children to learn through exploration and not by having the fundamentals forced on them. It teaches that children have a built-in sense that allows them to learn what they need in this world at their own pace.

The Structured Homeschooling Approach – This approach uses a structure similar to a public school curriculum. It uses grade levels depending of the student’s academic ability and age.

The Unit Study Approach – With this type of home schooling, the child learns a complete subject instead of simply working their way through a textbook. The child learn using reading, science, math, and others ways to study the topic. Studies demonstrate that a child retains up to 50% more using this technique compared with traditional public school methods.

Unschooling – This is a more laid back form of educating your child. Basically, your son or daughter will lead you in their educational needs. You’ll discover what to teach them based on their own interests and goals, not by abiding by a strict curriculum.

Waldorf Homeschooling – This method works on the philosophy of teaching through use of spirit, soul and body. The method teaches that the child will best learn by exploring their environment.

Take some time to think about your child’s learning abilites and how you feel about each method of home schooling. This will mean you find the best method for both yourself and your child.

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