Home School Basics

20 Elements of Success, Home-School Basics

There is not just one right way.

One of the great advantages of home education is its extreme flexibility. Each family is free to choose from among many excellent options the educational philosophies, methods, materials, and schedules that best suit its needs. A rudimentary understanding of these and other issues basic to home education will empower parents to make choices that will lead to their success.

Consideration can be given to preferences in teaching and learning styles; students’ developmental levels, strengths, and weaknesses; the teacher’s knowledge, experience, and confidence; the family’s resources of time and money; and the number of children.

There truly is not just one right way to home school or one best curriculum for everyone. Whatever your individual situation, there are multiple solutions that can make home schooling a blessing to your family.

Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Q&A in Spanish

Q&A in French

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Articles on Getting Started

Setting Goals for Excellence

20 Elements of Success in Christian Home Education

Educational Approaches and Methods

Combining Methods & Materials

Teaching Several Children at Once

Educational Media

Evaluate Curriculum from a Christian World View

Teaching Academic Basics

Home School Support

Child Training

Organizing and planning

Checklist for Starting a School Year


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20 Elements of Success

Checklist for Starting

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Back Issues.

Throughout this section you will find references to back issues that cover topics in more depth.


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