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No Family Should Ever Feel Overwhelmed while Homeschooling

Now more than ever!

Homeschool is the number one choice for parents, who are tired of the school systems failing, leaving behind and indoctrinating their children. Our homeschool educators, editors and PSP Coordinator, has gathered together their homeschool 101 articles to get you started homeschooling, and to inspire the current homeschooling family.

If thats not enough, we also offer a private satellite school!

Our Environment

We are offer homeschool 101 tutorial articals to help parents, even grandparents who take on the homeschool teacher role.

We believe in today’s society, homeschooling is the only way to go if you want to keep your children safe mentally, physically, and emotionally.

We want to help any way we can.

Homeschooling is a learning process for the entire family.

Don’t let homeschooling your kids intimidate you.

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Knowing How and Where to start

Our Homeschool 101 Tutorial Articles Teach:

 

  • How to homeschool effectively without burnout.
  • How to save money on homeschooling.
  • How to create your own homeschool curriculum.
  • Encouragement to help you homeschool.
  • How the HSDLA works.
  • Different homeschool options.
  • Different Educational approaches.
  • Time management and more!
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How To Start Homeschooling | Homeschool 101

If you’re ready to start homeschooling, start here! We’ve laid it all out for you.

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Mission

Whether you are new to homeschooling or homeschooling already, we are here to help!

If you need help or have questions, simply email us! 

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Strategy

Getting the lessons done with time management and planning.

You CAN teach your kids to help and teach each other!

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Focus

So they can be creative, and not just settle into one boring routine.

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Inspiration

We inspire you so you can inspire your kids!

A Word

From Actress Sam Sorbo

“I think that parents are waking up to the fact that children are being indoctrinated away from them and away from their beliefs. And now that parents are waking up to that they’re saying, ‘I cannot abide that.’ That’s the bridge too far for them. You’ll hear people say, ‘well, it’s just indoctrination.’ Well, so is homeschooling because everything you teach your children you are putting in a doctrine, your doctrine. Parents are realizing, wait – their doctrine isn’t just slightly different than mine. It’s actually counter my doctrine, it’s against my doctrine. It wants to tear my doctrine to shreds… It took over a decade for me to finally realize, but my message to parents is: ‘you are enough… I could fail at homeschooling and we’d still end up ahead of the game. We’d still be better off.”

– Sam Sorbo

Every “Reason” to Homeschool is Diffrent…

“We HAD to start homeschooling!” Daniel

Some parents are thrown into homeschooling for various reasons, they are termed “Accidental Homeschoolers.” They can be those who suddenly found themselves in a need to homeschool, when they never expected to be doing it. They include families whose children have experienced bullying, difficulty with school personnel, medical issues, and a variety of other unanticipated situations, like the current world-wide pandemic, that doesn’t seem to be leaving.

“I work full time from home, I really don’t have the time to make this work.”

-Christine

Most of these parents do not have time to plan or research homeschool options for their kids, thus we come in!

Explore our homeschool articles, tutorials, resources, and videos, all aimed to help you in your homeschooling journey. We also offer homeschool mentor and consultation services.

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Tasha shares her story

When we first began homeschooling, I remember the questions we had so clearly:

“Am I capable or qualified for this?” “Where do I start?” “What do I need to teach?” ” Where can I find support?” “How does this work?” “Is this NORMAL?”

Neither of us had been homeschooled before, and my husband and I wanted it to be “perfect.” Without much to go on, we jumped right in.

I was over-homeschooling. For a long time, I thought homeschooling only had to be one way, or look like the schooling we were familiar with.

That’s not so!

Our first year went so well and we were so happy, but soon, we started to feel burned out.

We found it a struggle to homeschool, prepare dinner, do any kind of home-making and work, let alone take care of ourselves.

We hated being a slave to curriculum, and feeling as if we’d failed because we didn’t get through an entire book.

After that year, we were determined to find new ways, and we have!

Now, we enjoy new ways to work and teach, taking away the “slave to school” mentality and allow our kids to fall in love with education, not “compulsory schooling.”

We are not experts, but here at Randomnestfamily.org, we come alongside you as experienced friends and homeschoolers, to share with you all that we have learned: our ups and downs, and to share the tools we’ve created to help you become more CONFIDENT, RELAXED, and KNOWLEDGEABLE, about everything homeschool.

This is why we started Homeschool 101, to offer parents a place to simply homeschool their kids.

– Tasha Moore

Homeschool Styles

There are many different styles to homeschooling.

What style fits you best?

Take a step back, a DEEP breath, pray, and then observe your children. How do they learn vs. how you want to teach, or not to teach.

Traditional

This is doing school-at-home, similar copulatory schooling or private schools. This is the educational style that many parents are most familiar with, new homeschooling families begin their journey by purchasing textbooks and setting up a classroom that mimics the public school setting.

See: Homeschool Classroom Tour &

Homeschool vs. Public School

Unschooling

Unschooling was first coined by author John Holt back in the 1970’s, as an alternative to schooling. Its described as delight-driven learning, child-led learning, interest-led learning, fun-schooling, life-experience learning, relaxed homeschooling, child-centered learning, and passion-driven learning.

See: How To Prevent homeschool Burnout

Eclectic

This style blends multiple approaches together and  works better for most families than ascribing to a single defined style. 

You might choose to do both unit studies and have a hard curriculum.

Unit Studies
Waldorf

This style introduces creative play! It integrates the natural world into all aspects of education.

It de-emphasizes academics and focuses on age-appropriate learning, such as art, music, gardening, and learning diffrent languages. These are considered key focuses in the elementary years.

No textbooks are used in the first several grades and no formal grades are assigned during the elementary years; instead children are assessed by progress made.

Charlotte Mason

This style puts a heavy emphasis on using high-quality literature, which Mason calls “living books,” to teach children. She believed that education should involve the whole person, not just the mind.

Education is “an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”

Which translates to:

  • The abundant use of narrative literature
  • Plenty of time spent outdoors exploring
  • The development of an appreciation for art, music, and nature
  • Journalling, narration, dictation, and copywork
Montessori

This is a more classical style like the Waldorf.

It involves a child-centered approach that values each child as a unique individual. Creativity and curiosity are encouraged, which leads students to value knowledge and seek it out for themselves.

“Self-regulation” is a key goal of the Montessori philosophy of education, meaning the ability of a child to regulate his or her conduct in a way that is appropriate to the situation. The Montessori method views a child’s classroom as a preparatory environment for the biggest classroom of all: life.

Roadschooling vs. Worldschooling

Roadschooling involves the ability to learn wherever you want.

Students are able to use the landmarks and attractions they encounter as a means for educational enhancement and exploration.

It involes:

Unscheduled and impromptu learning experiences

The ability to integrate travel with the subjects and themes they are learning about

A desire to help children make connections between educational material and the world around them.

Worldschooling allows you to make homeschool into a global adventure! For families who want to experience and interact with the world around them.

It involves:

Desire to travel

Introducing children to the wider world

A holistic approach

A preference for experiential learning

A need for flexibility

A desire to understand and become sensitive to other world-views

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Homeschool Articles & Tutorials

How To Take a Homeschool Break for the Holidays | Homeschool 101

How To Take a Homeschool Break for the Holidays | Homeschool 101

Is a Homeschool Break for the Holidays even possible when, we have so much to do? Let’s discuss practical ways to take a homeschool break!

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Geography Unit Study | How to Study the World!

Geography Unit Study | How to Study the World!

Grab your passports and hop into this geography unit study, it’s time to study the world! This unit study is multilevel and multigrade.

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How To Start Homeschooling | Homeschool 101

How To Start Homeschooling | Homeschool 101

If you are ready to start homeschooling, start here! We’ve laid it all out for you.

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How To File a Letter of Intent to Homeschool

How To File a Letter of Intent to Homeschool

If you are ready to homeschool, and your child(ren) is currently enrolled in public education, you need to file a letter of intent to homeschool.

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How to Prevent Homeschool Burnout | Homeschool 101

How to Prevent Homeschool Burnout | Homeschool 101

You can come up from homeschool burnout AND get your GROOVE back!

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What Is a Unit Study? | How To Use a unit Study | Homeschool 101

What Is a Unit Study? | How To Use a unit Study | Homeschool 101

Is a unit study fit for your homeschool?
If you are tired of textbooks, workbooks, and parent guides, a unit study might be for you!

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Why Christians Should NOT use The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum

Why Christians Should NOT use The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum

The controversial topic surrounding the infamous curriculum “The Good and The Beautiful, stops here!

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Homeschool Classroom Tour 2022 | How to Create a workspace

Homeschool Classroom Tour 2022 | How to Create a workspace

Come see what’s new this year!

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