Written by contributor Amida of Journey into Unschooling
So you’re thinking about homeschooling. Here are a few basic items you need to get started:
- A designated school room, where you gather to teach the kids their lessons every day.
- A schedule, obviously, so you know which topics to cover every day.
- A curriculum, so you know what to teach them every day.
- A degree, preferably in education, so you are qualified to teach them every day.
Got everything? Good. Let’s get started…
This seems to be the general idea of what goes on in our house daily. I probably thought the same when I first researched homeschooling, and while it may hold true for some, this type of environment and structure doesn’t work for us.
Since I get asked a lot about our personal experience, mostly on the hows and whys, I thought I’d share some of the most common homeschooling stereotypes I’ve come across along with my rebuttals.