Step One: Homeschooling Goals

When you design your own homeschooling Approach, you firstly need to understand your homeschooling goals. Since there is SO much that can be taught, we need to clearly define what the desired outcome should be, and then plan the course of study to lead towards it.

Some say, how can we avoid 'gaps'?  But, I say ... you will have gaps! You will not cover everything and you don't need to! 

What are the strengths of your family?  What do you love and want to pass on to your children? 

Everyone needs to know where they are headed, and so, as parents with the mammoth task of leading and teaching our children, we need to be sure we are focused on the right path and assess what our homeschooling goals are.

  • What sort of individuals are we raising?
  • What are we raising them for?
  • What is the purpose of education?

These are the questions we must address.

To guide you through the process, step by step, follow the links below:



Definition of Education

First of all, - what do you understand by the term, "Education."  If that is what we are in the business of doing, we should  make sure we have a clear definition. 

Let's first look at the Definition of Education

What are our Educational Goals?

R.C.Sproul Jr.,in his book, “When you Rise Up”, answers the question, “What is the goal of Education?” In his first chapter, he maintains that education is a process of discipleship in which our goal is to raise God-glorifying children, who walk in truth, abide in truth, live out dominion over His creation, who fear God and obey whatever He commands (Eccl 12:13). 

Read more and think through Educational Goals.

Setting Goals for your Family

Firstly, when setting goals for your own family, you will look at Relationships , then Practical goals - such as money management, sewing skills, woodwork etc and finally take some time considering Academic Goals.

Read more here:
Setting Goals for your family.



This Homeschool Planner not only helps you organize your home, but also helps you to 'plan' your course of study and create your own Family's Vision Statement.

Be Encouraged by Staying in Touch!

It doesn't matter whether you've been homeschooling for a week or a life-time, but we all need to be reminded of what is important. 

Would you like some guided help to Keep on Track?

This free homeschooling E-zine, will provide you with practical advice and food for thought.

Developed around a specific goal, Keep on Track helps you to focus, keep motivated and strive towards your homeschooling goals.

What do you want you homeschool to look like?
What is your focus?
How will you achieve your goals?
How can you be effective without burning out?
How will you Design Your Homeschool?

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