Episode8

Homeschooling is Really More Art Than Science

The unique way a homeschooling lesson unfolds is a magical combination of you, the homeschooling parent, and your child. Along with the material you’re teaching, the environment on any given day, the season, and so many, many other things! Homeschooling is really more of an art than science.

As homeschooling parents, we seem to seek just the right formula for homeschooling success.

However, teaching and learning are often times unpredictable. Rarely systematic or formulaic. Homeschooling, I would argue, is not an objective science. 

Homeschooling is an art! And I believe this so firmly that I renamed my mentoring business the ART of Homeschooling.

The Art of Homeschooling is about creating and crafting your lessons with love and connection in the forefront of your mind. 

I hope you’ll embrace the ideas I share about homeschooling as a science, an art, and a craft, here in episode 8 of the podcast.

Homeschooling is an ART: Three Tips 

  1. Embrace the Art and Craft of Teaching
  2. See Challenges as Opportunities 
  3. Find a Community of Practitioners, colleagues who will support you on your homeschooling journey.


Quotes on Teaching

This juicy quote is from the wonderful movie “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Focus Films, about Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood:

Love is at the root of everything – all learning, all parenting, all relationships – love or the lack of it.”

Likewise, Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, wrote,

“…you will be a good educator if you endeavor to surround every individual pupil with sympathy, with real sympathy (with love).”

 And Parker Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach, wrote,

Teaching, like any truly human activity, emerges from one’s inwardness, for better or worse. As I teach, I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together.”

You’ll also enjoy…

An amazing community of educators practicing this art, the art of homeschooling, gather together in the Homeschool with Waldorf membership community. Here, I host weekly group coaching calls and present monthly masterclasses. Join for a monthly fee, cancel anytime, and get access to the current masterclass, “Create Your Simplicity Holidays Plan“, PLUS access to all previous masterclasses.

Here are two of my favorite articles to inspire you as you create and craft connection in your homeschool:

When Choosing Curriculum, One Size Fits None 

Use the Curriculum and Resources You Already Have

Rate & Review the Art of Homeschooling Podcast

If these ideas are valuable to you, I’d LOVE it if you could rate and review the Art of Homeschooling Podcast on your favorite podcast player!

And if you want to show your appreciation for the Art of Homeschooling Podcast, you can now buy me a coffee, too!

About the Art of Homeschooling Podcast

The Art of Homeschooling Podcast is for parents who are ready to thrive in homeschooling. In each episode, we share stories and strategies so you can drop the overwhelm and get in touch with inspiration. You CAN create a homeschool life you love. 

I’m your host, Jean Miller, homeschooling mother of three now-grown children. And here at the Art of Homeschooling, we keep it sweet and simple so you can focus on cultivating creativity and connection at home.

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Homeschooling: More ART than SCIENCE

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