|Copyright 2006 Julie Shepherd Knapp. All rights reserved.
|The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006
If you're new to the idea of homeschooling, you probably have a lot of questions. Even
if you've already started on your own homeschool adventure, there is a lot to learn
along the way. But please...
Visiting this website is a good place to start finding answers. I also suggest that you do
some research on your own Check your public library and local book stores for books
on homeschooling (there are hundreds to browse thru), contact your state's
homeschool organization for advice on state-specific information and requirements, and
join a local or regional online support group -- because there's nothing like talking to
real-life homeschoolers to put your mind at ease.
In the mean time, take a look at the articles in this Homeschool Diner's
Homeschooling Basics section -- I've tried to answer some of the usual questions
and discuss some of the frequent concerns of "newbie" homeschoolers.
Just click on a topic, to read the article:
What about socialization?
Will Homeschooled Kids Survive in "The Real World"?
Certificate of Empowerment from Sandra Dodd
Does Homeschooling Have To Be Political? Larry & Susan Kaseman
What about working parents and single parents?
Before You Begin: You Must Know Your State Laws and Any
Relevant School District Policies
De-schooling -- Getting into the "Homeschool Groove"
Do I Really Need to Buy Curriculum?
How to Avoid Costly Mistakes
Homeschooling on a Budget
But I Don't Know How to Teach!
How Will I Know What to Teach?
Do I Have to Teach Everything Myself?
What about Gifted Learners?
What about Special Education?
Considering Family Matters
Find answers to some common everyday questions about homeschool life, parent
involvement, issues with extended family, etc.
A Support Group Primer
How to find your state and local support, finding the "right" group for your family, online
discussion groups, starting your own group
Homeschooling Basics in Other Languages
la escuela en casa
l'école à la maison
Take "The Click-O-Matic Quiz"!!
The Click-O-Matic Guide to Choosing a Homeschool Approach
an annotated guide designed to help you think about what kind of approach you and
your student really need, help you narrow your choices, and help you find resources...
Researching Your Options
Guide to Homeschooling Approaches and Curriculum
browse descriptions of some of the most popular philosophies, methods, types of
instructional materials, and curriculum
Homeschooling families certainly aren't all alike -- are you
homeschooling with a "Special Situation"?
|"Two roads diverged in a wood and I -- I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost
"Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around."
~~ Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the
end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow" --Mary Ann Radmacher
|Copyright 2005 Julie Shepherd Knapp