To folks who haven’t really seen homeschooling at work, the mental image of what it looks like is very much a reflection of the educational model they experienced as a child. Surely, homeschooling involves teachers, books, classrooms, and graded papers, too.
Perfectly understandable. But not so.
Yes, homeschooling can look like conventional school — only at home – but it doesn’t need to. Spend a little time researching the subject, and you’ll soon see that a home education doesn’t have to be like that at all.
Homeschooling — home education, home learning, or whatever you prefer – comes in many shapes and sizes. It can look like books and papers spread out on a dining room table, but it can also look like glitter, twine, glue and pine cones in the park. It can be about weekly trips to a library, but it can also be about a Kindle, sketch book, iPad stuffed in a backpack. It can follow a list of instructions for learning subjects, but it can also be an expression of what the members of a family happen to be working on any given day of their lives.
Find a favorite homeschool method and study it. Modify it to suit your needs and goals as a student, a parent or a family. Implement it the way it works for you — not anyone else. And enjoy the freedom to homeschool any way you like.
School-at-home isn’t the only way to homeschool. Start here to learn more: