One of the beauties of homeschooling is the ability to homeschool in a way that works for your family. While each homeschool is unique, understanding the different homeschool methods to will help you determine which homeschool method suits your family. I’ve written articles about several different homeschooling methods to help you figure it out.
Which Homeschool Method Suits Your Family
The Traditional Method
The traditional method of homeschooling is essentially school at home. Homeschoolers that thrive on structure do well with the traditional method.
See my post about the traditional method of homeschooling for more details.
The Classical Method
The Classical Method of Homeschooling stems from the theory that the brain develops in three stages fundamental to education.
Learn more about the classical method of homeschooling.
The Charlotte Mason Method
The Charlotte Mason Method of homeschooling uses methods which support the belief that children should play, create, and discover and understand the world.
Learn more about the Charlotte Mason Method of homeschooling.
The Unit Studies Method
A popular hands-on approach to homeschooling is the unit studies method of homeschooling. Unit studies are also called integrated or thematic studies.
Learn more about the Unit Studies Method of homeschooling.
The Montessori Method
The theory of the Montessori Method of Homeschooling is that children reach their fullest potential when they learn at their own pace.
Learn more about the Montessori Method of homeschooling.
The Eclectic Method
The eclectic method of homeschooling uses bits and pieces of other homeschool methods to create a new approach that works for their family.
Learn more about the Eclectic Method of homeschooling.
The Unschooling Method
The unschooling method of homeschooling is also known as natural learning, child led learning, interest led learning, or delight directed learning.
Learn more about the Unschooling Method of homeschooling.
The Hybrid Homeschool mashes together the concept of homeschool and private school.
Learn more about a Hybrid Homeschool.
The fact is that homeschooling is an investment in your child’s future that pays in dividends, regardless of which method, or combination of methods, you choose. There will be days when you feel like a complete failure, and there may even be days when you want to quit. Tuck these into your arsenal for those moments. Forewarned is forearmed, right?