Whether you’re new to homeschooling, have been homeschooling for a while, or you’re learning how to help your children (or yourself) learn, you’ve likely encountered the verbal learning style. This learning style has to do with how people interact with words in general—spoken, written, or read. It’s also called the read/write learning style or the linguistic learning style. As you learn more about learning styles, remember to keep a broad perspective about how learning works. If you believe you’re a verbal learner or your child is a verbal learner, use the strategies and activities you’ll find here to expand on what you would already do to teach. But try not to make them the only options you use to teach your children. Using multiple learning strategies is helpful regardless of your learning preferences. If you’re looking for the best ways to engage a verbal learner, keep reading.Learn more about verbal learners!
A few years ago, a friend introduced my family to the idea of a year-round homeschool. We had been homeschooling a couple of years on a traditional school schedule, and I was feeling very burned out. My friend shared how a year-round homeschooling schedule had helped her family, and, after some prayer and consideration, my husband and I decided to give year-round homeschooling a try. It was a complete game-changer for our homeschool, and we’ve been doing it now for four years.
It’s hard to homeschool and keep up with all your other responsibilities such as laundry, housecleaning, cooking, medical appointments, etc. If you are struggling under the pressures of these and other obligations, you may want to consider year-round homeschooling too.Learn more about year-round homeschooling
If you have ever wondered whether it is necessary to teach math from a biblical worldview, you are not alone. Math seems like a neutral subject, driven by numbers, facts, and logic. But the very orderliness of math reveals a rational and orderly God. Biblical integration in math should do more than make reference to the Bible. Rather than merely trying to find math in the Bible, you want to help your students realize that God is at the foundation of all of life, including math. Teaching math or any subject from a biblical worldview means that your curriculum must start with the underlying assumption that the Bible is true and that it informs every area of life.
A Christian math curriculum assumes that mathematical and physical laws work because God created them to work. When you teach math from a Christian perspective, your student should come away with insight in how mathematical design shows God’s masterful work.Learn about math from a biblical worldview
High school is the home stretch and can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re homeschooling. Is homeschooling high school different from homeschooling lower grades? Can you even homeschool high school? Can your homeschooled kids get into college or a good trade school? As these questions, and more, are bouncing around, it might seem easier to send your kids to school. That way, you know they’ll get a good preparation. But depending on your situation, where you live, or your concerns, that might not be an option for you. We’d like to help you start homeschooling high school with confidence.learn how to start homeschooling high school
Have you ever observed a child who is truly delighted with learning? It’s amazing. You can see the intense concentration. You can hear the joy and excitement. The child isn’t asking for snacks or breaks or fewer math problems. For that magical moment, nothing else matters. That child just wants to learn more. This is the goal that everyone who pursues child-led learning longs for.
You as a homeschooler want that joy-focused learning experience for your child. Maybe that’s why you chose to homeschool in the first place. You may be interested in child-led learning because of its emphasis on child-initiated activities and homeschooling at your own pace. But before you implement child-directed learning in your homeschool, consider its strengths and weaknesses.Learn about child-led learning