Wondering which homeschooling style is best for your family?
When most people start consider homeschooling they assume they’ll be recreating school, just at home. While some people choose to do that, there are MANY homeschooling styles available. And once you start looking through all of these styles it can get very overwhelming, very quickly. There’s a whole new language to learn.
You can soon get bogged down in comparing the merits of classical education vs radical unschooling and using a complete curriculum vs picking and choosing resources. And how can a book be living, anyway? It doesn’t help that nearly everyone you meet will be passionate about THEIR method, and keen to tell you how wonderful it is and how much you’ll love it.
So, I wrote an entire series to help you choose the homeschooling styles that will integrate successfully into your lifestyle.
In this series, we’ll take a tour through the most popular methods of homechooling. Each method is covered comprehensively and in-depth. Links to further resources and curriculum examples are provided to enable you to delve deeply into the methods that attract you, and create a clear educational philosophy for your family.
School at home/distance education
Having trouble deciding? Use the Homeschooling Styles Continuum to help you choose!
I can’t wait to start homeschooling my boys! I may have a few years to plan but I want to make it a great experience and I want to start learning now! This site looks very informative and I will definitely be looking through many of your posts 🙂
That’s great to hear! You’re lucky having so much time to plan and get your head around it all. Best of luck!
Thank you for this! I have been overwhelmed trying to figure out the best curriculum for my family and didn’t know where to start. These lists and resources are so very helpful! I appreciate the work and thought you put into it!
Hi Tara, glad you found it useful! You can also view a workshop I did about homeschooling styles at the link below.