Teaching tips

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How to Be a Better Teacher

Classroom teachers spend years learning their craft. Homeschoolers do too — but like their kids, they often do their learning on the job. You may not have a teaching certificate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be an effective educator. Here are some articles to help you sharpen your teaching skills.

Crafting a homeschooling philosophy is useful for your own planning and for explaining to others what your student has learned. It encourages you to think about what your goals are, and helps you keep what’s important in perspective.

 

You don’t need a lot of supplies to start homeschooling. You don’t even need to buy a formal curriculum. Many homeschoolers who opt for the security of a commercial curriculum end up adapting it to better suit their needs or chucking it altogether and creating their own.

Books Your Kids Will Want to Read

One of the most effective ways to help your kids build their reading skills is to read aloud to them. Children’s classics are ideal. The stories have stood the test of time, the language is often more rhythmic than in more modern books, and the content is engaging without being too intense.