IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
A. Strategies that work for one family may not work well for another family, so you must choose strategies that fit your family's learning style.
B. Homeschooling strategies need to help students work independently rather than depending on direct instruction by a teacher.
C. Homeschool curricula is often self-instructional with concepts spoon-fed in small amounts so students don't get lost. Take advantage of this.
D. Homeschooling is also about tailoring learning to your family's values, traditions and life choices.
You can teach content to your children more effectively by choosing strategies that fit your family's learning style. Good strategies start with a good schedule, a well-chosen curricula and using guides and charts to organize, plan and manage progress. Be disciplined but don't be afraid of change!
Watch this video about learning methods and documentation.
This sample Daily Schedule is an example of a day in the life of a homeschooler. Individualize your own schedule, and especially that all important "orientation day".
"Plan your Work and Work your Plan" and adopt changes as needed.
Goal setting is a good skill for students to learn. Here are goal charts for K-8th grade and high school students that students can use to set their own daily academic goals. They would set their goals one day ahead at a time, and parents would review their choices. Parents can also track progress on a parent goal chart.
Students expect a consistent grading process, and this information is outlined in Family Tree's Promotion Policy.
To calculate the percentage score for a traditional assignment count the number of correct answers and divide by the total number of questions in the assignment. For examaple 8 out of 10 would be 8/10 or .80 or 80 percent which is a B.