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COVID-19 has changed the world. Numerous businesses shut down as a result of the effects of the virus, people started working from home far more frequently, schools shut down altogether in some cases. Homeschooling and online courses became the norm for a while. Now that some progress has been made in the fight against the coronavirus and its variants, something interesting is taking place.
Those who began working from home are continuing to do so. In addition, parents are discovering that homeschooling and computer learning has definite advantages. Did homeschooling become so popular strictly because it's convenient? Is it all that convenient? Let's take a closer look at a way of learning/teaching that, though it has existed for some time, has taken on a life all its own.
Around the mid-70s, the idea of different types of children's learning styles started catching on. Today, the way education is perceived is highly influenced by the notion of various types of learning. So, it comes as no surprise that numerous methods of teaching are being employed. Overall, there are now various ways acknowledged when it comes to understanding new information, learning, and teaching.
Many parents have faced the challenge of assessing their child's preferred method of learning and looking into ways of making that possible. As an alternative to having difficulty in a conventional school setting, parents and caregivers are looking into homeschooling as the answer. For many, it is working out much to the benefit of both parent and child.
For a while, when the coronavirus was first devastating the nation, many schools closed. Virtual learning was incorporated into the lives of both children and parents. One concern that plagued many parents was whether or not a lack of socialization would be detrimental to their child's development. Naturally, the education of their child was first and foremost. But the development of social skills leads to a mature, well-balanced adult. How would their children fare from a lack of socialization?
News flash! Not only is it possible, but it is fairly simple for children to stay social while in online schools. During virtual school and distance learning, there are a number of creative, fun ways your kids can stay in touch with old friends and make new ones.
When a child enjoys reading, building reading skills is much easier. To take on reading challenges, they feel more motivated. They practice more. Hopefully, your child will not only be encouraged to read, but with the tips you'll see here, they can develop a true love of reading.
As both parent and teacher, what should one of your goals be (education-wise)? You would be well advised to figure out a way to make reading fun for your child. It's a real shame that today, many individuals have cast aside reading real books. They may, instead, listen to someone else read them. (At least they are getting some of the benefits of the written word.) Others, however, have sadly abandoned books altogether, preferring instead to watch movies, play online games, and more.
Do not let your child fall into a literary barren world. Keep books alive and teach your child how to read by making it enjoyable and fun. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.
Some individuals or couples, when considering homeschooling their child, experience apprehension regarding their child's developing social skills. Frankly, it’s a myth that social skills in a homeschooled child will be stunted. Here is a fact, to combat that myth: Compared to traditional school goers, more diverse options and larger socialization opportunities can be enjoyed by homeschooled children. Why is that?
In traditional schools, your child is limited to their peers for interaction. (Remember, as well, not all "peers" are friends – some are bullies.) But, in a variety of settings, your homeschooled child can associate with people of numerous talents and ages. For your child's daily routine, how you incorporate socializing activities will have everything to do with your homeschooled child's social skills.
To assist with the development of good social skills in your homeschooled child, we've put together some ways to help them socialize.
If you're just getting into homeschooling, you may have seen many tips, tricks, and suggestions online. You might even have spoken to someone who's been homeschooling for a while, to learn as much as you can from them. As the instructor, it's a good idea to get as much information as you can from those who have already been there. But much on that same line of thinking, there are certain aspects students can learn from other students, where homeschooling is concerned.
What are some of the most preferred habits of successful students? What have students who have been homeschooled for a while learned about the process and the experience? Are there better ways to learn than others?
In grade school, your child's writing skills will be developing and, as the grade levels progress, be used more and more. In high school, many requirements will be asked of them where writing is concerned. Once your child enters college, there are numerous demands put upon them that will require superb writing skills. After graduation, whether your son/daughter enters a career centered on writing or pursues a career in another direction altogether, well-developed writing skills will be put to good use every day.
The development of excellent writing skills serves your child in more ways than simply allowing them to create a good story, essay, write a report, and what have you. When a child devotes time to the practice and perfection of writing, they receive a better education, prepare themselves for life in general, use their imagination, speed up brain function, and stimulate their brain. But wait – there's more! The development of writing skills also helps a person improve speaking skills and communication.
Writing is emphasized strongly in education. Numerous written assignments must be produced by students including various projects, reviews, case studies, reports, essays, etc. To create the perfect paper, however, many students still struggle. Lack of time seems to be a common complaint among them. On their own, many can't cope with all of the assignments due to extracurricular activities and more.
Nonetheless, the importance of writing skills is undeniable. So, to help your child create top-notch essays and improve writing skills in general, spending time with them on reading and writing through homeschooling can be beneficial. In fact, many families today have switched to homeschooling to better prepare the students academically.
For all students, from grade school through college, why is such a pivotal part of education the pursuit of quality writing? Let's find out.
What is the greatest determining factor to academic achievement? The school’s prestige? The socioeconomic status of the child's family? No, it is neither of those. The extent to which parents become involved in their child's education is the biggest predictor of academic success for a student.
It's true! Parental involvement in a child's education is pivotal and crucial. When the parent of a child becomes involved in their learning, the following occurs:
Teachers have noticed that by encouraging parent engagement, profound classroom changes are taking place. The more involved parents are, the better the grades, behavior, and motivation of the entire class.
Though an age-old practice of education, in recent times, the concept of homeschooling has regained popularity. For their child's education, when choosing home-based learning, families are no longer dependent on tax-funded or public resources. Above all social implications, homeschooling is a very serious decision and a personal choice. Raising homeschooled children calls for patience, hard work, and dedication. Rather than relying on traditional schooling, would you and your child be better off homeschooling?
There are numerous benefits of homeschooling. Here, we will take a look at a handful of them. Then, we'll introduce you to one of the best ways to go about getting everything you need to homeschool your child or children.