- Traditional or Textbook Approach: This closely parallels the school setting. Students could be using actual textbooks or one of the many variations that have been created for independent, individual learning such as work texts that contain both the text and work pages together. Computerized versions of this approach are also popular. They cover each subject in depth and in a logical order of topics.
Home education viewpoints that can guide your home schooling choices:
Which method should I choose?
There is no one right method or curriculum. There is a vast array of home education materials and approaches to glean from. Your choice of approach and materials will evolve as you set your goals and learn about your children’s learning styles as well as your own. Most families would agree that how they teach usually evolves with time. What is most important is not what materials you choose to use, but that what you do is successful and achievable for you and your children. Motivation, the number and ages of your children, and ability levels will all come into play in making your decision. You may find that a mixture of many approaches will occur as you continue on your journey.