If you’ve ever heard other parents talk about their homeschooling experience or thought about homeschooling your children, you may be wondering what homeschooling is and how it works. Homeschooling is an alternative to a public or private school education. It has many considerations, concerns, and, often, widespread misconceptions. But homeschooling your kids isn’t letting children run wild and do whatever they like—it involves structure, planning, and organization, regardless of your method. Homeschooling isn’t always easy, but it provides unique advantages and opportunities. If you’re exploring the idea of homeschooling or wondering if it’s a good option for your family, here’s a short guide in homeschooling 101.Learn about homeschooling…
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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
Math came from the mind of God, and He gave it to us for a specific purpose. We are responsible to teach our students and children math from a biblical worldview so they can use it the way God intended. But finding God in math is not always simple. We tend to think of math as a neutral subject safe for discussion. It’s tempting to look at math as amoral or as nothing more than facts and numbers. We assume that all people no matter their religion or background can agree on math. But that’s only true to a point. When it comes to the origin and function of math, Christians need to know and defend what they believe. We need to equip ourselves and our children to answer questions like, “Did God create math?” or “What does the Bible say about math?”
The spiral learning model, first described by Jerome Bruner, promises that by revisiting topics again and again, students can retain more information and build upon what they already know as they seek deeper knowledge. Homeschool parents and teachers alike often struggle with how to make new knowledge stick in young minds. Can students really be expected to retain information from one year to the next? From one month to the next? Spiral learning aims to solve the “forgetting curve” dilemma. So, what is a spiral learning curriculum and how can it help homeschooling families?