Everyone can use a little confidence when they are looking to start their homeschooling journey. I wish that I had found a resource like How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus (DVD & Coursebook) from Apologia Educational Ministries.
How to HOMESCHOOL is a DVD course with an accompanying course book. The course is geared towards new homeschooling families as well as those homeschooling moms that are going through a rough patch or entering a new era in their homeschool. The video is segmented into fifteen chapters on two DVDs. These chapters correspond to the companion course book. The chapters cover the basics of homeschooling, curriculum, organization, family, opposition, high-school, and more.
The videos are less than 10 minutes long so they are quick and very informative. Rachel Carman and Leslie Nunnery are experienced homeschooling mothers who do a great job of focusing on what you need to know while having a simple conversation. I felt like I was listening to a podcast of two friends discussing the need-to-knows, the ups and downs, the how-tos and more regarding homeschooling.
There are also assignments listed at the end of each of the chapters. These assignments are given to help you get more out of each lesson and find you and your family’s ideals in your homeschool journey. I found that these helped me to really think about why, what and how I am forming our homeschool in our family. I loved being pushed to really analyze and think through each lesson, instead of just watching and reading. The assignments ranged from 5-20 minutes depending on how much thinking and reflecting I took. If you are new to homeschooling I would expect these may be in the upper range or more for your reflections.
The How to Homeschool program is definitely something I will be recommending to anyone looking to start homeschooling. The course is concise and interesting and takes a lot of the information you can search all over the internet and books for, and puts it into one DVD and coursebook. It is a great starting point for anyone interested in homeschooling as well as anyone who knows someone who is homeschooling and wants to learn more and understand it better.
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