Posts Tagged ‘eclectic’

Article: 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Unschooling

by Bohemian Travelers.com

Since we decided to homeschool and eventually unschool our boys, I get asked a lot of questions. It’s understandable, as the lifestyle we have chosen definitely goes against the grain of societal norms. Even I had a lot of trepidation and found myself asking some of the very same questions.

It took me over five years to fully settle in the ideas and, truth be told, I still question myself at least once a year. Over the eight years plus since we started to homeschool, my perspective through research and experience has grown considerably. This perspective has allowed me to address the most commonly asked questions: What about college? How do they socialize and learn to work with others? How do you know they are “on par” with others? When do you get any free time as a parent? How will they be prepared for the real world?

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Podcast: Homeschool Philosophy of Education, Part 2 of 2

Show host Greg Munger completes the discussion begun last week on how to develop a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, working through the basic guiding principles of home education: Reasons to Homeschool, Content, Methods, Approach and Application.


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In our continuing series on the “Guiding Principles” of home education, show host Greg Munger talks about developing a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, which is simply common sense dressed up in fancy clothes. Previous podcasts have explored Reasons to Homeschool, Getting Started, Different Approaches and Choosing Curriculum. On this program, which is part 2 of 2, Greg reviews how to choose content and methods for your homeschool, and then focuses on finding an approach that fits them as well as putting it all together in getting started.

Understanding that there is no single right way of homeschooling, it is really just a simple process of figuring out what you want to do in teaching your children and how you want to do it! There is great flexibility and diversity of both resources and methods available in teaching at home, so don’t be intimidated by it all. Start by asking yourself a series of questions and writing down the answers (don’t forget to include your spouse, and especially any older children who may be involved) that will help you organize and prioritize your homeschooling endeavor, committing it all to the Lord in prayer.

Here are a few of those beginning questions that Greg will cover in this program: CONTENT – What do I want to teach? What is most important? What subjects, skills, values, etc.? METHOD – How do I teach it? How should learning happen, especially to meet my children’s and family’s particular needs? How should I operate my school on a daily basis? How much money do I have to spend and how can I spend it wisely? APPROACH – What plan fits my desired content and method(s)? Is there one already made to save time and/or money? APPLICATION – How do I put all of this together for a successful homeschool experience?

Podcast: Homeschool Philosophy of Education, Part 1 of 2

Show host Greg Munger discusses how to develop a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, working through the basic guiding principles of home education: Reasons to Homeschool, Content, Methods, Approach and Application.


Subscribe to The Homeschool Show Podcast on iTunesOn Itunes Subscribe to The Homeschool Show RSS Feed Get Podcast Feed Download the The Homeschool Show Podcast as an MP3 fileDownload MP3

In our continuing series on the “Guiding Principles” of home education, show host Greg Munger talks about developing a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, which is simply common sense dressed up in fancy clothes. Previous podcasts have explored Reasons to Homeschool, Getting Started, Different Approaches and Choosing Curriculum. On this program, which is part 1 of 2, Greg discusses how to choose content and methods for your homeschool. Understanding that there is no single right way of homeschooling, it is really just a simple process of figuring out what you want to do in teaching your children and how you want to do it! There is great flexibility and diversity of both resources and methods available in teaching at home, so don’t be intimidated by it all. Start by asking yourself a series of questions and writing down the answers (don’t forget to include your spouse, and especially any older children who may be involved) that will help you organize and prioritize your homeschooling endeavor, committing it all to the Lord in prayer.

Here are a few of those beginning questions that Greg will cover in this program: CONTENT – What do I want to teach? What is most important? What subjects, skills, values, etc.? METHOD – How do I teach it? How should learning happen, especially to meet my children’s and family’s particular needs? How should I operate my school on a daily basis? How much money do I have to spend and how can I spend it wisely? APPROACH – What plan fits my desired content and method(s)? Is there one already made to save time and/or money? APPLICATION – How do I put all of this together for a successful homeschool experience?

Podcast! Choosing Curriculum: Part 2 of 2

Interview with Dwight Gullion, homeschooling father & owner of Gullion’s Christian Supply; Interview with Nancy Glidewell, homeschooling mom and homeschool curriculum coordinator at the Gullion’s Winston-Salem store


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As we continue our back-to-school interviews with homeschooling moms and dads from all walks of life, our special guests today are Dwight Gullion, homeschooling father & owner of Gullion’s Christian Supply, and Nancy Glidewell, homeschooling mother and the homeschool curriculum coordinator at the Gullion’s Winston-Salem store. Together, they offer up their professional and practical tips on how to choose the curriculum that best suits your family. Be sure to check out Gullion’s on the web Gullion’s Christian Supply for an incredible range of used and new books & supplies for homeschoolers!

This is the second of a two-part series, in which we talk about the following: Why is it important to choose a specific curriculm approach? Why can’t we just “wing it” and study whatever we and the kids want to learn on any given day? How can we use the curriculum to individually nurture each of our very special and uniquely different children? How important is it to use Bible-based textbooks? Why should we stay away from books with magic and occult? How can we incorporate Bible truths by using Christ-honoring literature? Here are some of the great literature series and authors that Dwight and Nancy recommend: Journey Forth series from BJUPress, Mandy, Sugar Creek Classics, Elsie Dinsmore, G.A. Henty, Lamplighter Books, R.M. Ballantyne, Jonathan Park. You can do a websearch for any of these series/titles/authors or visit Gullion’s Christian Supply.

Catch the Vision: Why Do I Homeschool?

Interview with Galadriel Miller, 5 yr homeschooler of elementary age children


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It’s back to school time for kids all across America! But for many, they’ll be staying home to do school. Perhaps you’re asking, is homeschooling for me? Why is home education growing so fast? Is it really worth all the trouble? Today we talk with Galadriel Miller, 5 year homeschooling mother of several elementary age children, who discusses how she caught the vision of homeschooling. Some of the topics covered in this broadcast include:

    • how past experiences factor into your future choices
    • Biblical conviction on homeschooling
    • what can be gleaned from conventions and workshops
    • the value of support groups and other homeschooling friends
    • benefits and challenges of an eclectic approach
    • teaching kinesthetic and auditory learners
    • the secret to juggling school and family
    • maintaining the vision year after year

We know you’ll enjoy hearing about Galadriel’s homeschool experiences and benefit from her immensely practical suggestions. Tune in today and every Saturday as we continue to hear from fathers and mothers across America who are busy home educating their children. Catch the vision!