This is the time of year that I always needed some encouragement and a big push to get started with another year of homeschooling, especially when high school came to our homeschool. I have gathered below some of my favorite high school encouragement below for you to read and apply in your family.
Homeschooling for Life and Not a Lifestyle: Charlotte Mason stressed the idea that education was more than books and specific activities. In my opinion, she was showing us how to educate our children for life….Education is a Life. The idea was to educate the whole person in order to have an abundant life. If we remember that a Charlotte Mason homeschool is defined not by the activities we offer but by keeping the principles in mind, we can all help our children to experience more than a lifestyle as depicted in a book…Read More.
Education is a Discipline: Four Habits that have Made a Difference: The discipline of building good habits brings about a real education, setting the stage for a child to be happy and successful with far less effort into their adulthood. Reflecting on our homeschooling experiences, I think there are some habits of discipline that have paved the way to making our days go along smoothly and enjoyably together…Read More.
Helping the Visual Spatial Learner: I started homeschooling feeling quite confident in my ability to teach. My oldest two children made me look pretty good as far as being a teacher. My daughter is a linguistic learner which fits a more traditional school model. She can read, narrate, and write with ease because words are her strong-point. My oldest son is a quiet intrapersonal/mathematical learner. This also fits a pretty traditional way of schooling. Then along came my third child, Mr. A. All the old tricks didn’t seem to work with him no matter how hard I tried…Read More.
Self Education – Not the Same as Unschooling: I am not leaving the direction of our homeschooling totally up to them or to chance. Self-educating defines our method after choosing courses and then how we offer those courses within our homeschooling goals for the year. I talk a lot about goals and pursing specific skills here on the blog so it will be no surprise that I feel that is where the self-education begins. Once we have goals and skills desired for the year defined, our courses are chosen, focus is sharpened, and the boys have input about how the direction of our homeschooling is going. …Read More.
So What Keeps Me Motivated: Sitting in my little house in my ordinary neighborhood surrounded by empty houses and no other homeschoolers, how do I stay motivated? This question rattles around in my brain every week, especially now that I have high schoolers. How do I keep up the energy, the passion, the enthusiasm after all these years? ….Read More.
In case you want to read some more here on my blog, you can click the links below.
Curriculum Choices for High School
Charlotte Mason Posts
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I love helping families with their homeschooling…especially for high school so let me know if you have a particular question you can’t find here on my blog and I can perhaps craft a new blog entry to help you out. Email me directly or you can leave a comment.