HomeSchooling is also called Home education or Elective Home Education. In this type of education, school-going children are taught education in the home itself. Here the child is taught education by parents, tutors, or online teachers. In this method of education, the system is very personalized and individualized. Here the entire responsibility is taken over by the parents. There is not derived rules and regulation in following this pattern of education. The schedule of the subjects is usually prepared by the parents themselves. The teaching may include lecture videos of experts in social media, creative syllabus, etc. One of the major advantages of this type of schooling is that parents can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students and mentor them in a more advanced manner.
Pros of HomeSchooling
- A sense of interest and curiosity is created in the children as they learn from a more wide point of view. They can explore a particular topic or subject in different ways.
- Parents can understand the strengths and weaknesses of their children more easily and prepare the curriculum and materials accordingly.
- Individual attention is given to the student which is not possible in schools.
- Parents may not fear the discipline of the students.
- The subject can be taught even in parks, museums, and many more public places.
- Homeschooling is a more safe environment as there is no emotional torture, abuse, or bullying by other students, etc.
- students are stress and depression free because there is no test, exams, and evaluations.
- The schedule of the student is charged according to their creativity and innovation.
- Money spent on school learning is reduced.
Cons of Homeschooling
- Homeschooling children are usually left isolated as the chance of having another homeschooler friend is less. And as they enter college they feel hard to mingle with others.
- Parents need to spend lots of time on their students’ studies.
- Parents may teach only one particular subject deeply because they may not be experts in all fields.
- The students will miss the friendship, tour experience, communication, etc.
- You may struggle financially.
Schedule For HomeSchooling
Once you select Homeschooling, initially frame the curriculum. After selecting the curriculum, you must create a homeschool schedule. This is one of the challenging parts of homeschooling.
- Yearly Schedules: Frame yearly schedule according to your state’s homeschooling laws. Some are based on the number of hours and some on the number of days.
- Weekly Schedule: Next to the yearly schedule, work in detail regarding your weekly schedule. You can adjust your schedule based on your work time. There is no Monday to Friday. You can choose any day of the week according to your free time.
- Block Schedule: In a block schedule, you can allot a large amount of time for one particular subject, maybe two or three days instead of hours.
- Loop Schedule:A loop scheduling is where you can schedule extra activities that can be completed anytime without a time limit.
- Daily schedule: It may also be based on States Homeschooling laws. One sample daily schedule is given below.
- 8:30 – Math
- 9:15 – Language (English or other languages)
- 9:45 – Snack/break
- 10:15 – Reading
- 11:00 – Science
- 11:45 – Newspaper hour
- 12:45 – Lunch
- 1:30 – History
Thus homeschooling can make your child more creative and excel in a particular field with flying colors. But one thing is you need to be focused and interested. Self-management is essential.