Getting Started with Homeschooling
Wondering about getting started with homeschooling?
If so, then you’re in exactly the right place!
Even if you’re a seasoned homeschooler, you’ll gain inspiration and discover some encouraging resources here.
This episode of the Art of Homeschooling podcast is a simple, practical overview of everything you might want to consider when you’re getting started with homeschooling. And it’s chock-full of ideas, guidelines, and resources for you.
I want to begin by sharing some insights about what I wished I had known before getting started with homeschooling.
And then I have ten steps to get YOU started.
There’s an outline of the podcast below with time stamps to use as a listening guide. And extra resources for exploring more. Let’s get started!
What I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Started with Homeschooling
I wish I had known that it all does work out in the end, just the way it’s supposed to. Letting go of stressing about details and second guessing yourself will create the space, freedom, creativity to really be present with your children.
Also, there is no one right way to homeschool. The learning is in the journey. And if you’re just starting out on this homeschooling journey, I think these ten steps are a great place to begin that journey.
“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out yet, then it’s not the end.”
Ten Steps to Getting Started with Homeschooling
- 3:17 What I wished I had know before getting started with homeschooling
- 10:46 Step #1: Think About Your Why
- 13:40 Step #2: Learn Your State’s or Country’s Requirements
- 18:18 Step #3: Decide Grade Level & When to Start
- 22:34 Step #4: Explore Methods & Styles & Curriculum
- 25:26 Step #5: Plan Your First Year
- 28:47 Step #6: Embrace Rhythm
- 31:46 Step #7: Customize Your Curriculum to Meet Your Children
- 34:36 Step #8: Weave in the Lively Arts
- 36:58 Step #9: Find Support & Community
- 40:28 Step #10: Enjoy the Journey
I want to end by saying that there will be good days AND bad days on your homeschooling journey.
Just know that the grass is not always greener on the other side. There are pros and cons to ANY educational setting. So don’t give up on homeschooling because of the bad days!
Remember, the learning is in the journey.
Reflect on your whys, get the support you need, and find joy in the journey. ?
“When things go awry (and they will!), scale back and simplify until it works. Then built back up from there.”
Homeschooling mama, you’ve got this!
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