Posts Tagged ‘learning styles’

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! Learning Styles, Part 2


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In this, the 2nd part of a 2-part exploration of Learning Styles, Greg continues to investigate the various ways in which children take in and remember the information that is presented to them. Can learning styles be combined? And how can you handle teaching to multiple learning styles? These and many other questions are answered today. Additionally, if you have have any questions about learning styles, please leave us a comment here and we’ll be glad to reply with answers!

Having trouble figuring out what learning style your child possesses? Or just need some teaching tips for a particular learning style? As a special bonus, be sure to check out the learning style tests, strategies and suggestions on our sister website: Piedmont Education Services: Learning Styles Pages

Parents! Teachers! If you’ve been curious about learning styles, how to identify them, and the benefits that will be gained by understanding and teaching to your child’s strengths, then be sure to hear both parts of the podcast. Here’s the link to Learning Styles, Part 1, just in case you missed it. Happy listening!

Podcast! Learning Styles, Part 1


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You won’t want to miss today’s podcast! Greg explores Learning Styles and what you glean here just might change your view of education forever! Did you know that both you and your students each have a preferred learning modality? Or that student resistance or boredom could possibly be attributed to a mismatch between a child’s learning style and the curriculum or teaching method being used? Greg explains what learning styles are, how to identify them, overcoming challenges in the classroom, our role as parent/teachers, what benefits will be gained by understanding and teaching to your child’s strengths, and cautions of which you should be aware. So listen today for the answers and stay tuned for part 2 next week!

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!