Ways to homeschool?
I’m doing online homeschooling.
Are there any other ways?
There are different ways. There are schools where you come to classes once a week but stay home the rest of the time.
They have actual books and a teacher you can talk to in person.
Sounds better than a cyberschool to me.
There are different ways. Online schooling is not quite homeschooling (not the traditional type). It means using special educational programs, and you are to follow the rules of the sponsor school.
You can also choose traditional homeschooling, and then you won’t have these school rules, but your parents will be expected to organize the learning schedule and rules for you. It may be better, it may be worse – depends on the parents.
There are maaany ways. For example, you can be taught by your parents instead of that online program, but it will be best if they have at least some understanding of the topics and, especially, teaching.
There are correspondence schools: some of them offer to meet once a week, others don’t. There is also a method called unschooling. Forget about mentors and parents – no one is going to control you then!
The idea is that you want and will learn the things that are interesting to you, then you will make it your profession, and finally you will become the happiest person in the world. You will have to search for the teachers and information yourself, though.
No help for you there, no tests… no diploma =D Well, take your pick!
There are ways. Online schooling is actually less popular in the UK than the autonomous learning (“unschoolers,” yep, that’s us).
We do not have curriculums/tests and so on, and we decide what we are going to study)
It’s fun I think, although you do need some kind of self-control here.
Online is not, not, NOT homeschooling. Homeschooling happens when your parents teach you – get the books, explain the stuff, and so on. Parents instead of teachers, understand?
Online schools, cyber schools are SCHOOLS, SURPRISE-SURPRISE, public schools, private schools, SCHOOLS, DUUUDE! You just stay at home and do the stuff you’d do in a regular school.
You know why we don’t like it when you call online school homeschooling? Because online courses are not effective.
Nope. You get a very low-quality education. But homeschooling, the traditional type, means that your parents take the responsibility to educate you properly, and they are going to do a better job.
Homeschooling is not responsible for all these public online school dropouts and their nonexistent skills or knowledge.
So, yes, you can take up real homeschooling. It will do you good, but you need to make it legal.
Research the homeschooling law for your state for that.
There are different ways indeed. I would disagree with the previous comment on online schooling: first of all, it is not necessarily public, and in a private school, you will receive a high-level education regardless of the type of schooling.
Secondly, nothing stops homeschooling parents from using online programs, especially if they are not professional teachers. I would say that online schools are still considered to be homeschooling.
Let it be, though. As for the ways, most of the homeschoolers I know have been using different sources, including online programs, textbooks, other types of literature, excursions…
In the case of homeschooling nothing restricts you. Nothing at all! Take your pick. Combine. Customize. Good luck))