What are the top 5 considerations for a parent or guardian that wishes to home school
Write a hub about the factors that should go into a decision whether or not to home school a child
Parents, consider these five important questions when choosing between home schooling and other educational options such as private or public school. read more
This is a very good question! There is a trend for home schooling these days. With bullying and social issues, many parents are starting to consider home schooling for their children. In my opinion, the top 5 considerations for home schooling are the ff:
1. The child's personality
Is the child an introvert/extrovert? Will he/she be happier working alone most of the time or does the child thrive in a peer group work?
2. Parents' willingness to teach
Will the parent(s) be willing to teach their children?
Both parent and child should be committed to working together. Home schooling will require a lot more discipline and good structure should be implemented.
4. Educational standards
Parents should make certain that the education that the child gets are the same standards with the traditional education.
5. Educational assessments
Parents should make certain that the child's learning will be assessed periodically. In a conventional educational setting, progress reports are given per quarter periods to advise parents how their children are doing in school.
Hope this was helpful.
1. Discuss the option of home schooling with your local school district administration - every state has its own rules and regulations regarding home schooling, who can do it, and what the requirements are in order for the student to be recognized as having been educated legitimately.
2. Consider carefully who will be doing the teaching. In order to have a high quality educational experience, there needs to be a curriculum and a teacher who can determine what, where, when, and how to teach it.
3. Ask yourself about the trade-off. Every decision has a consequence. Home schooling is great but there will something lost in the process, whether it is the social interaction, the lack of variety in experiences, or the burden on the family. What sacrifices are being made for the benefit of the student and why are they so important that public schooling is being set aside for them?
4. Get connected with other home-schoolers. There are plenty of them around and you can collaborate your efforts, as well as get ideas that others have used that work effectively. It is also an effective way to stay on target with your own school year.
5. Keep accurate records of what is taught and how its is evaluated. If there is a question as to what the child knows and where they are grade-wise, you can show what has been done and how progress was calculated.
I homeschooled my children for 6 years. I faced this exact question before doing so. Here are some of the things I considered:
• My attitude: Was I really ready to take this important task on.
• Were all my questions answered about socialization, curriculum, time, resources.
• What are my personal reasons for wanting to do so.
• List pros and cons, if any. Do the pros outweigh the cons?
I enjoyed my time with my children during our homeschooling days and have never regretted it for a minute. They are in college now and have even thanked me for those precious years we spent together. Mind you, it wasn't all fun in the sun days, and it was hard work and commitment.
I worked with a home school co-op and found the homeschool students were dedicated, well adjusted learners due to the quality education received through the parents. I like all the hubber answers to your question and agree with the suggestions. I think the parent has to really consider if they have the time to do it because it is crucial to a child's learning that they have a set schedule.
1. find out the laws in your state.
2. decide if you are up to the responsibilities.
3. consider your child's individual personality.
4. consider the child's learning style.
5. think about why you want to homeschool- some people have good reasons, others don't.
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