Thinking about Homeschooling?
INFORMATION AND RESEARCH ON HOMESCHOOLING
We chose homeschool-life.com because it was an affordable way for our homeschooling group to have a web site. A web site, we felt, was an excellent way to share our group information and stay organized. Most of our families access the internet and had email so it was a logical fit. For the families that did not have the internet or email, they use the Public Library FREE internet access and signed up for a FREE Yahoo email address. Our web site allows us to easily schedule all our group activities. We used to spend countless hours organizing our information, planning field trips, preparing newsletters and mailing and answering questions. Now, with Homeschool-Life.com, scheduling events and keeping our families informed is a breeze.
We would encourage all our families to take advantage of the family web pages. The kids have a great time learning how to design web pages!
|Q:||We are considering home schooling our child. Where do we begin?|
I frequently suggest two resources for beginning home schooling. The first is Diana Johnson's The Starting Point. You can read some of the chapters on-line at www.thescroll.org.
|Q:||How can I get involved in the home school community online, especially around Otsego County?|
NCH's member-only web pages have Forums for discussions and activity announcements. We also have a Calendar of events that is very helpful to keep up with all the activities. We even have Classifieds where you can find curriculum for sale from other families. Weekly e-mails are sent to members regarding changes made to the web site. This web site has proven to be a wonderful tool for the home school community to stay connected.
Below, I have listed some other good ways to tap into the home schooling community.
*Home School Legal Defense Association *
This national organization's web site is www.hslda.org and they also have a great site for beginning: www.youcanhomeschool.org .
|Q:||Where can I find some research done about home schooling?|
You Can Homeschool - HSLDA*
Homeschoolers Score Higher on ACT - HSLDA*, August 19, 2005
Home Educated and Now Adults - Summary of 2004 study, NHERI**
Academic Statistics on Homeschooling - HSLDA*, October 2004
Home-Based Education - The Informed Choice - DVD/Video byBrian D. Ray, Ph.D., NHERI**
Social Skills and Home Schooling: Myths and Facts - FamilyEducation.com
Homeschooling Grows Up - Summary of 2003 study - view on HSLDA* website
* Home School Legal Defense Association