Ezine Articles is just a bonanza of poorly written, factually incorrect advice. Consider How Long Is A Homeschool Year?
Parents have several explanations and justifications why they homeschool their children. They have concerns regarding the safety of their children, the quality of education that is offered in public schools, the expensive cost of private schooling and the struggle of the child to keep up with the entire class.
That’s actually a decent opening paragraph. But wait, it gets worse.
Parents usually feel defenseless when their kids come home from school with accounts of emotional cruelty from peers, labeling them as “slow learners”.
Do only parents of slow learners homeschool? Or maybe he thinks it’s only parents of slow learners that need his advice? Who exactly is he writing for?
Now comes the advice part.
Your child will need a certain study area that is quiet, with few or no distractions at all. Study time should be scheduled well for each day.
If we wanted well scheduled study time we could just leave them in school.
Display a focused attitude towards your child; this is essential, as your child needs to realize that you are committed and enjoying your time together rather than irritable or unsatisfied with your child’s shortcomings.
Apparently, the author thinks all homeschool parents are idiots.
You must reward, stimulate and encourage your child to create an affirmative emotional and informative experience. You must provide your child with basic school materials such as textbooks, globe, encyclopedia and dictionary. Consider also the resources the internet can deliver as an addition to your homeschooling program; the net offers information that continues to grow.
If you didn’t learn it from a textbook, you didn’t learn it. Or something like that. And what is this Internet he speak of? Should I have heard of that?
Have a supply of educational games of different varieties, art materials and supplies and reading books, in an accessible place. After your homeschool hours your kids can play games, do crafts, and read books independently.
THERE WILL BE NO GAME PLAYING DURING SCHOOL TIME. AND DON’T EVEN THINK OF OPENING A BOOK. SCHOOL TIME IS FOR LEARNING, NOT READING. ARE WE CLEAR ON THIS?
In order to begin the lesson planning process, you have to determine your timetable or what is the school year for your homeschool.
What are these lesson plans he speaks of?
First of all, know the total number of “school days” in the school year.
And while you are at it, you should probably also know the velocity of an unladen swallow.
When you have already resolved and finalized which days is more, that of the lowest number of your State’s or your longest duration of curriculum, then you can determine the “total number of days” in your homeschool year. This is then the total amount of days that you should base your lesson plans upon.
I’m more interested in the total amount of useful information in this article. I think that answer is zero, none, nada.
Joshua Poyoh is the creator of http://homeschoolingreport.com. He writes and researches into the area of the information on home schooling law
Actually he writes worthless articles in a lame attempt to make money on Google ads.