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Teaching Tips for Homeschooling Parents

How to teach young children in a homeschool. Teaching tips, methods and ideas for teaching such things as spelling, creativity, English, science, writing, math in fun, creative lessons, using Bloom’s Taxonomy to improve their thinking processes. It isn’t hard for parents to learn the ways top teachers instruct.

Drivers Ed
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Home-based driving instruction for your homeschooling teen.

Patience
AN A to Z ARTICLE
By Barbara Frank. When people find out that I homeschool my children, they almost always say something along the lines of, “I could never do that. You must be a really patient person.”

Teaching and Relating to Your Child’s Learning Style
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
How to teach anyone to read once you have identified their learning style. By Lorraine Peoples, author of You Can Teach Someone to Read.

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains
Creating, evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and remembering. Help understanding how well your child has learned these skills.

A Comparison of Different Methods & Approaches to Home Education
This article will compare some of the different methods and approaches to home education with which many of you are already familiar. Author is proponent of theClassical approach.

Effective Teaching With Games 
As a homeschool mom, I used games extensively and found that with a little imagination, it is possible to teach nearly everything (at least to some extent) in a game format. By Carolyn Forte, The Link.

Handling Your Child’s (Inevitable!) Mistakes or Frustrations
Your child will make mistakes. Lots of them. Growing up is hard work. Since all children make mistakes, the key is to help your child manage his frustration and to turn each situation (even mistakes) into positive learning experiences.

HELP! How am I going to teach … ?
Over the years I have come to realise that there are six hurdles every home educator faces when tackling a difficult to teach subject. Where do you go or what do you do when you struggle to teach something?

I Think, Therefore I . . . Fill in the Blanks?
Workbooks are not teachers and are rarely an indicator of a student’s ability to understand or to think beyond the literal level. By Kathryn Stout.

The Moore Formula
How to teach with low stress, low cost, high success and behavior. After 55 years of teaching teachers and students, and managing education at all levels, we give you here and in The Handbook secrets of all the ages to avoid or cure burnout and failure, to bring success beyond normal hopes.

Myth #4 “You Need Teacher Training, Dearie”
Over the years you’ve developed many characteristics as a parent that transfer well and can help in your new role as homeschooling parent. By Linda Dobson

Natural Nature Learning
Our family hasn’t been blessed with acres of property off in the country for our children to frolic to their hearts content. But a small city lot and many local parks have offered us tremendous opportunities for outdoor learning activities. By Deborah Taylor-Hough.

On killing creativity in children
If intrinsic motivation is one key to a child’s creativity, the crucial element in cultivating it is time: open-ended time for the child to savor and explore a particular activity or material to make it her own. Perhaps one of the greatest crimes adults commit against a child’s creativity is robbing the child of such time.

Patience
The longer you homeschool, the better you get at patiently answering the same question many times. You also get better at waiting for the answers to questions you’ve asked in order to make your child come to a certain conclusion. By Barbara Frank.

Stuffing Technology into the Curriculum
The choice of tools to support student learning should come after the designer has clarified learning goals and considered which strategies are most likely to produce results. By Jamie McKenzie

Teaching Tips
Children’s education is extremely important, whether you are a parent who has them in school or are homeschooling or you are a teacher. Here is a gathering of tips and ideas for you to refer to time and again.

Three R’s at Home
Think over your day with your child at home… How any times did your child come up with a thoughtful question, a sincere wondering, a puzzling observation? Count yourself lucky if the question count was high, for this is a treasure reserved especially for homeschoolers. By Susan and Howard Richman.

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