This article, Third Fourth, contains some things to consider before promising to teach your child at home. You must face more as you continue to work at the beginning of the school year. Every school year we assess whether we want to continue a college. Until the 9th or 10th grade, the answer was prompt and resonating votes for the home. But my child got older, the stuff became harder for me to teach, and labor costs were needed. Being taught in a video classroom was not for us.
When you visit a homeschool, you must keep in mind both parents and students. This decision should not be taken lightly. You are responsible for the future of the child even more so now that you are a parent and a teacher. Since you have been teaching yourself, you must be persistent and consistent. It is a 24/7 365 day per year job. You now have a yearly school, even if you do not have classes daily.
Also, you can not take the holidays because you do not feel like having class lessons. There will be a lot of days when you and / or your child does not feel like having lessons. Just as important is to have a regular routine like the child was in a traditional school. Get up, eat breakfast, clean yourself and get dressed. Have a prayer, say a promise of faithfulness, and incorporate something else on a regular basis, that traditional school implies that it does not happen to your faith.
Also, you must prove that homework is in the best interests of the child. All eyes must be on you to see if you have made the right decision for your child, that's fine if your friends, families, and community show that they care about your child.
Other review: Are you going to take a "sick" holiday or continue to learn to some extent if your child is not feeling well enough for a full course? Obviously, there will be several days when your child is too sick to have classes. Days when a kid is right under the weather and does not want to go to school can be used to incorporate shorter lessons or drop subjects you are ahead of schedule. Being consistent and persistent are necessary, but a slight change in habits reminds the student that you are primarily loving their parents.
Although I taught my son, I found a solid deputy teacher for testing and outsourcing. There are individuals you are not going to teach. You must use help from friends, family members, teachers or other qualified individuals so that your child gets the best education, even in those subjects. In the meantime, you can purchase annual standard tests from Bob Jones University. I strongly urge you to use a substitute for the administrator of the tests, even if you have the ability to do that. I felt better outsourcing so that you could not be a challenge in any way. I chose not to be present during the test.
Actually paid this job when we moved to a traditional school. The head of the school where I chose to sign my son checked the documents I introduced and said that he had never seen such great posts from the households. They were very nervous about registering my child. Later people told me that I should be a genius because I taught such a great child. I assure them, it was the student and not the teacher so we have come to the 50/50 terms of quality of students and teachers involved. I still believe in my heart that I have an amazing opportunity to teach an unusual student who loved learning and still.
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See Part Four: Serious No, No, Not For Parent Homeschooling