Goals for Your Home Schooling
Make long-term goals in the areas of academics, college preparation, career preparation, spiritual and character growth. Note your child's interest in different categories and plan for time spent dedicated to that interest.
At the start of each new school term, set your short-term goals. You may wish for your child to develop roots in a particular subject. This means deepening his or her foundational skills... learning the basics. You may wish for your child to develop wings in a particular subject. This involves taking off in the love of learning. To meet this goal, the child must really connect to the material... finding enjoyment and usable application in every day life.
Decide what is important in your child's life right now. Once you spend time pinpointing your goals, the rest will fall into place. On the following pages, we'll learn about the different methods of home schooling and how to balance the best aspects of different approaches. Then you'll discover your child's learning style and how to teach in a way that lets each of your different children thrive. Very last of all, you can determine with confidence a curriculum that fits within your personal home schooling approach and meets your family's needs.