Welcome to Maxx Family Life: Education
What Makes a Good Home Schooling Teacherfrom: Maxx Family Life
Studies have determined that how much training or how many degrees a parent has isn't an important factor regarding the success of homeschooled children. What's more important than a degree or a college diploma is the teacher's concern, commitment and eagerness to give a child the very best education he/she deserves.
The fact that virtually all homeschooling parents aren't professional teachers means the selection of a curriculum is based on what best suits the child's learning style, capacity and needs and they find ways to support their plan.
The best qualities of an effective teacher certainly vary, however, good teachers possess good character, are enthusiastic about what they're teaching and are dedicated to working with their students.
Here are some guidelines to help you become the best teacher that you can be for your child:
1. Do choose the curriculum for your child well. Always be certain you recognize the goals defined by a certain curriculum.
Do your research and examine it carefully to determine if the goals equal those required by your State as standards for each level, as well as matching your child’s learning style and learning abilities.
2. Always be prepared. Do and extensive study of the curriculum yourself so that you're well educated when teaching your child.
3. Spend a lot of time understanding your child's learning style which will make you a more effective teacher able to adjust to their needs.
Some children learn best with visual aids so, in this situation, reading as well as using videos are better teaching tools. Some children are good listeners, and using music, reading to them out loud and perhaps humming their mathematic tables will go a long way to help them learn faster and more effectively.
4. Try to be creative. Homeschool instruction doesn’t have to follow the same patter of teaching at all times. Encourage your child to ask questions so you can discuss the subject matter so that your child doesn't just listen and get information from you, but your child has the opportunity to actively participate by explaining and expressing his/her own opinions.
5. Be understanding. When your your child has difficulties with a subject, then give him/her enought time and thorough guidance and continuously ask what is the most difficult aspects of the lesson so you can both work out a plan to solve the problem in a way that will bring understanding. Your children aren't robots who simply absorb information. It's okay if they have some difficulties and shortcomings when it comes to learning certain material.
6. Recognize, above all, that you're a parent and parents should always do what’s best for their children. Follow your instincts as a mom or dad who's watch their children grow and this will make you the best teacher you can be for your child.
No relevant info was found on this topic.