6 Thoughts About Homeschool Organization and Designing a Learning Environment

6 Thoughts About Homeschool Organization and Designing a Learning Environment

One of the advantages that homeschooling families have is the ability to design a learning space for their students in their own home. Social media sources like Pinterest and online blogs are full of ideas for homeschool organization. These sources often emphasize the importance of designing a learning space that fits the needs of your family.

Today, I would like to take this idea one step further and suggest that the ideal learning space may not be the same for each family member. What is seen as ideal by a parent may not in fact be ideal for a student. What qualifies as an ideal learning space may even differ from child to child.

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How the Online Learning Environment Has Changed the Face of Education

How the Online Learning Environment Has Changed the Face of Education

Students taking technical courses online face different challenges in an online learning environment. Parents, teachers and students are familiar with the traditional, ‘brick and mortar’ approaches to education. It’s what we were raised with. In that environment, students are gathered into an assigned space at a specific time where a teacher provides the instruction. The teacher leads in the presentation of the content and then moves to a lab-based activity. This is a linear focused approach that has instructional milestones and sets evaluations (i.e. quizzes or exams) to confirm student understanding and mastery of a set of objectives over a fixed period of time.

What model and approach works for the students today?

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History of Christian Universities In The United States [Infographic]

History of Christian Universities In The United States [Infographic]

Christian Universities Online explains that the history of Christian universities in the United States dates back to 1636, with the opening of Harvard University who had a founding rule stating that all students should know God and Jesus Christ and for Him to lay the foundation for their education. While today, Harvard is more diverse in its acceptance of a student and their religion; many institutions were founded as a Christian university. The history includes universities such as Brown, Yale, and Princeton.

Currently there are 3.4 million students enrolled in private universities. The graduation rate at a private institution is 30% higher than public, but the cost is also more than double.

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Infographic: The Progression of Homeschooling In The United States

Infographic: The Progression of Homeschooling In The United States

The United States has a rich history of homeschooling K-12 students. Did you know that in 1840 almost half (45%) of all of the students in the U.S. were educated at home? Today, many parents are looking into a homeschool option for their child due to various reasons. The top reason for parents homeschooling is their growing concern about the traditional school environment.

Today, the nature of homeschooling looks a bit different with the introduction of K-12 online education. Here is a look at the journey of the past, present and future of homeschooling in the U.S.

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Advantages of Online Christian Homeschooling

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The homeschooling option1 has been one of the most popular solutions to parents for decades. It provides parents the opportunity to teach religious principles to their children. However, many parents have questions about how homeschooling would affect their child’s high school years, namely: limitations in socialization, access to specialized courses to advance their skills in subjects they love, receiving high school diploma, and being admitted to a college of their choice. This is where the onset of online Christian homeschooling shines as the best answer to meet varying students' academic needs. 

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