Start here for Heart Focused Homeschooling
If you are looking for help with either starting homeschooling, or looking for ways to make your homeschool fit your family then this is a great place to start. I believe homeschooling is an extension of our parenting role – an opportunity to teach and train the whole child: their spiritual, moral, emotional, social, intellectual and physical.
Discipleship Approach – A discipleship approach to homeschool creates a whole-life focus where we teach, train, guide and help our kids to grow in every aspect of their life.
Key Articles if you are Starting Homeschool: Starting to homeschool can be an overwhelming time – here are key articles to help you on your way.
You need to have an Intentional Plan for your Homeschool: We need to have an intentional plan when we homeschool otherwise we won’t meet our intended goals.
A Homeschool Scope and Sequence for the Whole Child: The scope and sequence tells you what you will cover and when in your homeschool. As a discipleship homeschool it needs to reflect the whole-life approach.
Working with a Discipleship Scope and Sequence: When we use a discipleship scope and sequence for our homeschool our planning lessons and studying will look different than at school.
Family Life Creates Learning Experiences: Everyday family life creates learning experiences that teach relationship skills, life skills, character and academic learning.
Choosing Curriculum for Discipleship Homeschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.
Yes you can Homeschool Highschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.
3 Must Haves for Homeschool (and it’s not what you might think): What you really need to homeschool is very different from what you might think.
Most Recent Homeschool Posts
As I started homeschooling one of my goals was for my children to be independent learners. I wanted them to be able to ask questions, and find answers, and to discern between facts and opinions. I wanted them to be motivated by their own interests and to learn to...read more
Homeschooling at its best is an extension of parenting. I have never put on a teacher's hat, and Peter has not put on a Principal's hat. We are both parents teaching and training our children - teaching and training the whole child. Typically educating a child means...read more
How do you switch to a discipleship homeschool way of life? Theresa, mother of ten asked me such a question â€“ here is her letter and my reply. Theresa has given permission for this to be shared in the hope that other families will be encouraged too. Question from...read more
Our job as parent is to teach and train the whole child: the spiritual, moral, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual spheres. Within each of these areas our kids will have strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes though, when we see a significant giftedness in...read more
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