3. Researching Homeschool Methods
After learning about your State Laws and what is required for where you live, you’ll want to research different homeschooling methods. Interest in homeschooling has skyrocketed over the past few years opening up a world of new options for families pursuing this educational choice. Today there are many online and charter schools available in most areas and you’ll want to make an informed decision before choosing anything specific.
However, before starting your research into homeschooling methods, please write this important truth down:
What Works for One Might Not Work for All
There are many types of homeschooling and you’ll need to find the best one for your personal family situation. It is suggested to first familiarize yourself with the general methods of homeschooling, taking notes, then diving in deeper to each method that interests you.
Here is a simple checklist you can use to store your notes as you go.
General Homeschooling Methods:
- Charlotte Mason Methods
- Classical Homeschooling
- Eclectic Homeschooling
- Traditional School at Home
- Unit Studies
1. Begin General Research. These websites are helpful for conducting a general overview of the different homeschooling methods:
Which Homeschooling Method is Right for You? by Homeschool Curriculum Advisor
2. Digging Deeper These websites and resources will provide you with a deeper understand of the different homeschooling methods.