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Homeschooling is a progressive movement around the country and the world, in which parents choose to educate their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional public or private school. Families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction with the educational options available, different religious beliefs or educational philosophies, and the belief that children are not progressing within the traditional school structure. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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What is home schooling and methods
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  • Homeschooling is a progressive movement around
    the country and the world, in which parents
    choose to educate their children at home instead
    of sending them to a traditional public or
    private school. Families choose to homeschool for
    a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction
    with the educational options available, different
    religious beliefs or educational philosophies,
    and the belief that children are not progressing
    within the traditional school structure.
  • The homeschooling movement began growing in the
    1970s, when some popular authors and researchers,
    such as John Holt and Dorothy and Raymond Moore,
    started writing about educational reform. They
    suggested homeschooling as an alternative
    educational option. According to the National
    Home Education Research Institute, there are now
    more than two million children being homeschooled
    in the U.S., with the percentage rapidly
    increasing by 7 percent to 15 percent each year.
    Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states and in
    many foreign countries.

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What are the requirements?
  • Legal requirements for homeschooling in the U.S.
    vary from place to place. Some states have few or
    no requirements others ask for portfolio reviews
    or standardized testing at certain intervals.
  • According to Holt, author of the best-selling
    book Teach Your Own, the most important thing
    parents need to homeschool their children is
    "to like them, enjoy their company, their
    physical presence, their energy, foolishness, and
    passion. They have to enjoy all their talk and
    questions, and enjoy equally trying to answer
    those questions." For the majority of parents who
    homeschool, the only prerequisite is the desire
    to do so, along with a dedication to the
    educational process.

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Homeschooling Methods
  • Most homeschoolers consider their choice of
    methods to be eclectic. It's rare for a family to
    fit within the confines of one specific
    educational philosophy because homeschooling
    offers flexibility for families to choose and
    blend different methods according to their
    children's needs in each stage of development. If
    you're thinking about teaching your child at
    home, here are eight common methods to consider.
    Find the one that best fits your beliefs about
    education or combine different approaches.

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Traditional Method
  • Traditional homeschooling mirrors the classroom
    approach to learning. Parents use textbooks,
    workbooks, and tests to teach and keep track of
    their children's progress. They may have a
    dedicated room in their home for school hours.
    Some kids love checking off boxes and completing
    worksheets, and this method works well for them.
    But if you're taking on the responsibility of
    teaching your children at home, you may want to
    experiment with a few other educational
    philosophies first, as one of homeschooling's
    main benefits is the freedom it gives families to
    think outside the box about learning.

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Classical Education Method
  • Classical homeschoolers base their children's
    education on the trivium -- three distinct stages
    of learning, each with its own focus. Languages
    such as Greek and Latin, as well as the study of
    classical works of literature and philosophy,
    form the framework for much of this method. Young
    children start in the Grammar Stage, in which
    memorization of facts and figures plays a main
    role. Around fifth grade, kids enter the Logic
    Stage, which begins when they can more fully
    understand the relationship between events and
    the concept of cause and effect. During
    their teenyears, students progress to the final
    phase -- the Rhetoric Stage, in which they focus
    on expressing their own original thoughts,
    through both speech and writing, about what
    they're studying.

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Charlotte Mason Method
  • Charlotte Mason developed a distinctive approach
    to school education in the late 1800s in Britain.
    Refusing to give her students textbooks, she had
    them read original works by noted authors
    instead. "Children familiar with great thoughts
    take naturally to thinking for themselves as the
    well-nourished body takes to growing and we must
    bear in mind that growth -- physical,
    intellectual, moral, spiritual -- is the sole end
    of education, " she says in her book The Original
    Homeschooling Series. Mason's philosophies have
    seen a revival among homeschoolers, who model her
    emphasis on nature study, short academic lessons
    in the early years, art and music study, and
    narration, a retelling in a student's own words
    of the information learned.

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Waldorf Education Method
  • Founded by Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian
    philosopher and teacher in the late 1800s, this
    method takes a holistic approach to education. It
    seeks to develop not only a child's mind but also
    his character, compassion, and creativity.
    Academic subjects such as math and reading
    incorporate drawing or painting, and teachers
    integrate storytelling, nature study, and
    handwork (including knitting and woodworking)
    into their curriculum. The principles of a
    Waldorf education have led to one of the most
    popular private school movements in the world.

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Interest-Led Learning Method
  • Families who embrace interest-led learning, also
    referred to as unschooling, let their children's
    personal goals and interests form the basis of
    their education. This movement began when John
    Holt, an experienced classroom teacher, found
    himself frustrated by flaws in the traditional
    school system. He became an early pioneer of
    homeschooling in the 1970s. In his book How
    Children Fail, Holt wrote that "children do not
    need to be made to learn to be better, told what
    to do or shown how. If they are given access to
    enough of the world, they will see clearly enough
    what things are truly important to themselves and
    to others, and they will make for themselves a
    better path into that world than anyone else
    could make for them."

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Leadership Education Method
  • Proponents of Leadership Education, also known as
    Thomas Jefferson Education, believe that children
    learn differently at various stages of their
    development. Drawing on the work of Jean Piaget
    and other educational philosophers, the method
    leads students through three distinct phases of
    learning Core, Love of Learning, and Scholar.
    Classic books, mentors, and inspiration from the
    parent-teacher also play key roles in the
    curriculum. The Core phase lasts until around age
    8 and focuses mostly on play and family
    relationships rather than academic development.
    Children then transition to the Love of Learning
    phase and continue to learn according to their
    own interests. The Scholar phase begins around
    age 12, when the majority of a student's
    traditional book and academic learning takes
    place.

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Unit Study Method
  • Parents who use the unit study method (which is
    the most common during the elementary years) take
    a subject their child finds interesting and
    incorporate it into a variety of academic fields.
    For example, a child who eats, sleeps, and
    breathes trains would read books about trains,
    delve into the history of trains, and use
    miniature trains as manipulatives when learning
    math concepts. Arts and crafts and handwriting
    assignments can be integrated into the unit's
    topic as well. Unit studies require more
    preparation time than other methods, but they can
    be a good fit for families who enjoy this type of
    hands-on work.

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Montessori Method
  • Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, developed
    this method in the early 1900s. Her philosophy,
    which has resulted in a popular private school
    movement, includes a focus on hands-on
    experience, freedom and choices for the student,
    and order within the learning environment. In a
    homeschool setting, the Montessori parent-teacher
    observes what the child is developmentally ready
    to learn and then provides gentle guidance and
    direction. According to Montessori, "The
    instructions of the teacher consist then merely
    in a hint, a touch -- enough to give a start to
    the child. The rest develops of itself."

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Home school Dubai
  • Witty Learning Institute
  • Unit 206, Goldcrest Executive Tower,
  • Cluster C, Jumeirah Lake Towers Dubai
  • (971) 4 557 9008
  • info_at_wittylearning.ae
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