What is a homeschooling philosophy
Simply put, a philosophy is “a particular system of thought”. Your philosophy on a topic is just your beliefs and assumptions about it. In this case, your homeschooling philosophy is your knowledge and beliefs about things like: how children in general learn best, how your particular child learns best, how her educational needs will change as she develops, and what specific knowledge you want your child to acquire.
When someone asks you why you made a particular educational choice, or suggests you use a certain curriculum, your philosophy is the basis for your reply to them. It underpins all of the thousands of choices you will make as a homeschooling parent. And you will make those choices more quickly and easily if you have a clearly defined philosophy. It will give you a map to navigate homeschooling for the years ahead. Not having one is being tossed by the waves and guessing which direction to go.Continue Reading