Success with teaching Spanish to kids at home comes from a commitment to making language learning a part of your life, not just a part of your school day. Fluency and communication skills—which are important goals for language learning—come through regular use and practice. If you want to help your kids learn Spanish in your homeschool and you’re not fluent yourself, these tips will help you be successful.Read more about teaching Spanish
Learn more about how credits and graduation work in your homeschool…
How many credits does your homeschooled high schooler need to graduate? How do you give credit for the work your students are doing? And how do you count credits? In the world of homeschooling high schoolers, there are many questions that often don’t have clear answers because they often don’t apply to parents whose children attend a school. When you go to set up your own homeschool high school transcript and meet graduation requirements, you’ll need to know how to assign credits for the work your students have completed and know which courses you should be including.
Are you a kinesthetic learner or teaching a kinesthetic learner? If your child prefers the kinesthetic learning style, then teaching with kinesthetic learning strategies may improve your child’s comprehension. Even if kinesthetic learning isn’t a preference, some activities for the kinesthetic learning style can help you improve as a learner or as an educator. As you explore kinesthetic learning, look for ways you can use these characteristics and activities to improve your learning or teaching strategies.
When looking for a homeschool math curriculum, you’ve likely seen recommendations for spiral review in math or a mastery learning approach. Homeschool families often discuss and compare these two topics to each other as if they’re mutually exclusive. However, mastery learning describes how a teacher chooses to teach and at what pace they progress through the material. Spiral review describes how to review material previously covered. Before searching for programs that use one method, look at what each of these concepts mean and how they work.
Are you interested in finding out what type of learner you or your student is? This learning style quiz will give a basic assessment of how the participant learns best. Knowing your learning style can be helpful as you make choices regarding your or your student’s education or study habits. Choose the types of activities and study approaches to which you or your student respond well to find out your preferred learning styles. The results may show that multiple learning styles work well, and that’s ok! Most people have more than one learning strategy that suits them.
If you’re taking this quiz for yourself, mark the bubble that most accurately describes your preference and submit your answers. If you give this learning styles assessment to students, you can let them read and complete the quiz on their own or read the questions aloud and record their responses.