Yearly archives: 2012
Researcher Joseph Murphy examines the history of homeschooling, its exponential growth, the advantages homeschooling can offer, and what the homeschooling movement means for the larger world of education.
Charlottesville station NBC 29 interviews VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson about the October Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Homeschool Sports Access Discussion Group meeting.
Sports Access Discussion Group Update
Sports Access Discussion Group update plus VaHomeschoolers response to the release of UVA law professor’s article on Religious Exemption
Homeschool Sports Access: Our Work in the “Off-Season”
Discussion Group on Homeschool Sports Access
Different approaches fit different families, and many parents find that they begin with one approach and move to a more eclectic style, picking and choosing elements from a variety of methods– creating an assortment of “best practices” for your particular family.
Once you know how your child learns best, you’ll be in a better place to determine which materials and methods appeal to those strengths. Some children learn best when they learn a few small facts at a time, slowly learning more and figuring out how to put the pieces together– a part-to-whole sort of style. [...]
You have some ideas for choosing areas of study and what sorts of materials appeal to your approach and your child’s learning style. Now it can be useful to get a few ideas about materials for different subject areas. These ideas are just a starting point that may be useful in choosing what works best [...]
Some children and families do better with a regular and structured routine. Everyone may be happier if they know what to expect at a certain time on a certain day. A curriculum that incorporates regular amounts of work in a predictable style may be a good fit for these families. Other families prefer a free-form [...]