Step Five: Design Your Homeschooling Approach

You are fantastic!

You can now design YOUR homeschooling approach!
You have worked through Steps One to Five and you are now ready to put all the information together to make your Approach unique and appropriate to your goals.


A Review of Your Steps:

At Step One you decided on Educational Goals for your family.
Step Two, you charted out your Course of Study to reflect those goals.
Step Three, you did some investigative work in various Subject areas.
Step Four, you scanned the Approaches to find what approach most likely suits you.
Now, Step Five, you are ready to put all this information together and make your unique homeschooling approach.

So how does this work?

Now - Work Backwards...


Well, in a way, you will now work backwards.

This might annoy you and you may wonder, "Was all this work worthwhile?" I would answer, "Definitely!! Yes, you could have just chosen to teach in a Charlotte Mason way, because your good homeschooling friend is, and it seems to be working for them, and you could have just chosen the subjects that everyone else is doing, and you could choose what others have on their shelves.....

But

You wouldn't know why! You wouldn't know the big picture! You wouldn't know what you are really aiming at. You wouldn't have settled in your mind what God's plan is for your family.

It may be true, however, that once you have worked through each step, you may still come to the same conclusion, and still choose to teach in the Charlotte Mason/ Living Books Approach, and perhaps use the same resources as a friend. There's nothing wrong with that!

However...

Now you'll know-        WHY you do What you do!

Since you have worked through each step, this part will be far easier.You will firstly place yourself into the homeschooling approach which seems to suit you the most. Even if you don't define yourself completely by one approach, step into the one which is the closest to help you to achieve your goals at least as a starting point.

In order to help you make this approach your own, you will be guided to make the necessary decisions, view resources, and read reviews - all of this will help you in your curriculum decision making process. 

Where to from here?

Back to Step Four: Homeschool Approaches

Move to Step Six: Organize your Homeschool

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