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There is no “right” way to homeschool. But there are many different approaches to homeschooling that have become popular and well-known.
The Classical Homeschooling method is largely centered around written language and literature. This method structures learning by building off of the “trivium” -- the Grammar Stage, the Logic Stage, and the Rhetoric Stage. In the Grammar Stage, children build a foundation around their excitement for learning and memorization. During the Logic Stage, children shift from learning facts to analytical thinking. In the Rhetoric Stage, around high school, students draw on facts and logic to develop an individuated approach to the way they think and learn.
Unschooling is one of the most relaxed forms of homeschooling. Also known as interest-led or child-led homeschooling, unschooling is more than just a type of homeschooling. Unschooling is a lifestyle. Instead of sticking to textbooks or a formal curriculum, unschooled children have the freedom to let their interests determine their lessons. Play, chores, curiosity, and responsibility are the backbone of the learning process.
Homeschool co-ops are a very popular option for homeschooling families. Technically, a co-op is not a form or style of homeschooling, it is a class or an extension of homeschooling itself. Students enroll in classes ahead of time, with an allotment for the number of students allowed. Families meet monthly, weekly, or biweekly, depending on the co-op they are participating in. Classes are taught by parents, teachers, or tutors. Co-ops are a great way for children to meet and interact with kids outside of your family.
Charlotte Mason believed that education was more than just book work and studies, it was a lifestyle. She strongly believed that children should be guided with their learning through thoughts and ideas, not just through text and workbooks. The bulk of the academics in this style come from living books -- books that bring a subject to life, usually written in narrative perspective by a person who has a passion for the subject in which they are writing. This method works well for families who enjoy literature-based learning.
Road schooling is working on homeschool lessons while you travel. Road schoolers may be traveling around the US or from country to country. Using the destination and the road as part of your curriculum is a big part of the appeal to this type of schooling. Real-life lessons are found at each stop. Students can explore museums, art shows, and parks while soaking up lessons related to these places. This is a great option for learners who are not motivated by textbooks and worksheets.
Tech schooling is a somewhat new concept of homeschooling. It focuses the attention of curriculum from books and text to more computers and electronics. Tech schoolers integrate tools such as YouTube, Word, and Excel into their lessons.
Online Public Schooling
Online schooling is different than other homeschooling options as it can also be connected to the public school system. As long as your child has access to the internet they can participate in online schooling. This means that being at home every day of the week is not a requirement but being able to access the internet is. A potential benefit of this option is you do not have to choose the curriculum that you would like your child to follow. Instead, all book and materials are delivered directly to your doorstep. All materials are provided free of charge once your child is accepted into this program.
This form of homeschooling is for the tech-savvy family. Online homeschooling is beneficial for students who have developed typing skills and are proficient on the computer. Work on homeschool lessons at home, at a family member’s house, at the library, or on the road. Online homeschool programs incorporate multimedia so all types of learners can benefit from the program -- students engage in a multidimensional experience by listening, watching, playing, writing, and solving.