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The "Ideal" Teacher - part 2

by Steven Horwich

Education can be tough work.


One can immediately see that an educator should have certain qualities if they're to succeed, and indeed, survive being an educator. Here is a brief idea of some of the requisite qualities, a few of which may surprise you:

- Awareness.

The "Ideal" Teacher - part 1

by Steven Horwich

Either you are a parent who is considering homeschooling a child (or several children), a parent who is already homeschooling, a tutor, or a trained teacher. So you, like millions upon millions of others, are now directly involved in the education of children.

This is a book about homeschooling specifically, and education in a broader context. There are many reasons a family may elect to homeschool.

Can I Homeschool?

by Steven Horwich

Let's assume for the moment that you've decided you should homeschool. Now the question becomes can you homeschool.

So what is required to homeschool?

Well, first of all, you need to have the legal right to homeschool. As of this writing, a number of nations do not permit homeschooling, and they are militant about it.

Consider, When Considering Homeschooling

by Steven Horwich

Safety 

Homeschooling is safer than sending a child to school – any school. Even at the best schools, hazing, bullying and harassment happens.
Kids in large groups can be particularly cruel. And in most schools, there are far greater worries over safety.

Not to belabor this, but we all know about the rash of recent school shootings – over 70 incidents in the past year and a half in the U.S. alone.

Should I Homeschool?

You're considering homeschooling, but you're not certain it will work for you and your family.

Well, allow me to start with two seemingly contradictory comments:

1) Anyone can homeschool, and I believe that almost everyone should.

2) You are wise to ask as many questions as you can about whether or not homeschooling will work for you and your family.

Let me reconcile these two comments.

Yes, you can homeschool.

Top 10 Reasons to Homeschool

by Julie Clark

As I approach this topic, I realize how ridiculous it is to assume that I can write about “THE” Top 10 reasons to homeschool. One of the main reasons to homeschool your children is that you can be at the helm. You can do it for whatever reason you want in whatever way you want, so for me to assume that I could come up with the definitive top ten reasons seems kind of silly. My top 10 reasons are top ten for me.

The Value of Homeschooling

- and why we are glad that we did!
by Betsy Sproger

This week was all about spending time with my recent homeschool graduate, who will soon be commuting to college this fall.....  

She is excited, and already choosing her classes!  Me, well, I am the nervous one here.  It is such a big step to take, I guess for both of us, lol!

Homeschooling: An Appealing Educational Alternative

by Carren Joy

Home education has become an appealing alternative to classroom instruction in recent years. Estimates put the number of homeschooled American children at close to two million, with that number rising by 15 percent each year. What began as almost an underground movement a couple of decades ago, homeschooling is now legal in all 50 states.

How to Homeschool – Part 2: Execute

by Natalie L. Komitsky

Just as we have different styles of clothing, there is also a wide array of styles when it comes to educating our children. In this article, we will explore the practical and philosophical aspects of homeschooling and choosing resources.

1. One of the issues that needs to be addressed relates to a range of possibilities that can be described as the practical aspects, or schedule of your homeschool.

The Advantages of Homeschooling

by Steven David Horwich

What does every sane parent want for their child? While we might disagree on many particulars, there are certain things we can probably just about all agree to.

- We want our children to be safe. This is job # 1 for any parent – keep your children safe. We want them to grow up to become healthy, strong adults, unafraid and effective.