Homeschool 101: Place and Space

Need Space To homeschool, you do need some kind of space, obviously. Does that mean it has to be a “classroom” or school room? Not necessarily. Homeschooling can happen anywhere. Where and how it happens will depend on what kind of homeschooling you are doing, and how it works best…

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Homeschool 101: Time for School

Homeschool Scheduling Questions Common questions for new homeschoolers over schedules are: how long do you school every day? do I have to follow the public school calendar? how long should I spend on spelling/math/science/whatever? how many days a week do I do history/grammar/spanish/whatever? Homeschool Doesn’t Look Like Public School This…

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Homeschool 101: Why did I keep mine home?

Getting started So you’re thinking about homeschooling. Maybe you’ve even brought your kids home, and now you’re deschooling.  But where do you start? Start with exploring the reason why you are considering homeschooling your children. There are plenty of reasons to homeschool, and each is equally valid. Most parents have…

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Homeschool 101: The reason to homeschool

Perfect Parents Homeschooling has an image problem. Many parents think that homeschooling their child will magically make all the troubles of educating their child disappear. The image of smiling children, reading stories (at early ages of course!) and building elaborate models often dominates people’s thinking. For many new homeschoolers, the…

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Homeschool 101: What to expect when deschooling

What is deschooling again? Deschooling is a process of transitioning from institutional school – whether public, private or church school – to a homeschool environment. The way we traditionally think of “school” is very regimented, with schedules; separated subjects; special rooms, desks and tools; textbooks; and a teacher lecturing students…

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Homeschool 101: What does it mean to ‘deschool’?

What does it mean to ‘Deschool’? To deschool your children and yourself refers to a process of retraining and refocusing. Many people come to homeschooling from public school. They are used to thinking of education in terms of grade levels, marks and testing, workbooks and worksheets, essays and projects, and…

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