Do you know what your homeschool style is?
I recently was asked what style we follow, and as usual I had a hard time answering this. I know that we take a literature approach for the majority of our work, but like many homeschoolers we fluctuate our method depending on the situation. If I had to pick a style to label our family I would say we follow the Charlotte Mason style and supplement with unit studies. I thought it would be fun to take an online quiz to see how well I know myself and our style. After a quick Google search I found this quiz, and it I think it is pretty accurate (at least for me).
Score for Charlotte Mason: 17
Score for Classical Education: 17
Score for Montessori Education: 15
Score for Project-Based Learning: 0
Score for Reggio-Inspired: 12
Score for Thomas Jefferson Education: 14
Score for Traditional Education: -3
Score for Unit Studies Approach: 17
Score for Unschooling Approach: 6
Score for Waldorf Education: 8
As you can see my top three styles were Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and Unit Studies Approach. I have never considered myself a classical educator, but after seeing my results and thinking about it I realized it is true to an extent. As with any method we make any adjustments necessary to keep our children’s education strictly secular. Do you know your homeschooling style? Head on over to Eclectic Homeschooling and take the quiz today! I would love to see your top three and if you think they truly fit your style.
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Have you heard of IFTTT?
When I decided to start blogging again my husband told me about this amazing program that helps you “do more with less effort”! In the past I would go to each social media site I wanted to share my blog post on and make a new post. IFTTT allows me to simply write a blog post, and then it shares it to all the social media accounts I requested. Continue reading “Social Media Recipe”
The reality of homeschooling is that sometimes LIFE gets in the way…
Illnesses overtake your home, loved ones pass away, schedules change, etc. yet we have to figure out how to continue school. After our first year of homeschooling I started purchasing some materials that my children can do on their own during these situations. Our first investment was Rosetta Stone. I purchased all five levels of German and my children have been using it off and on since our second year. This year we made the transition from Singapore Math to Teaching Textbooks. I cannot even begin to explain how much stress Teaching Textbooks has taken off of my shoulders. I love that my children can log onto their accounts and do their math no matter what is going on in our lives! Continue reading “Homeschooling When Life Gets Tough”