Happy October everyone! Jackie here from Let’sHomeschoolHighschool.com. By now most of us have a little of this semester’s schooling under our belt, perhaps just enough to find we have a few lovely kinks! You know the ones–the fantastic curriculum you just had to have that your child utterly hates. The great co-op class you signed up for that fell through. The first uber exciting field trip that was a total flop. The great schedule you worked on for days and reworked for another week that still isn’t cutting it. Yes, those lovely kinks!
The last several years my daughter has been what I term a semi-eclectic unschooler. I thought of that electrifying title all by myself. 😛 She is mostly an independent learner who is undoubtedly built for unschooling. She is a bit of a rebel when I try to work in formal/traditional style schooling. The old classroom “teacher” in me just can’t help trying.
Well, I found our “kink” this semester, scheduling! It has been somewhat patchy transitioning my semi-eclectic unschooler over to a little less unschooling and a little more of a log in and get your lessons done schooler. I’ve tried scheduling her, but the heart of an unschooler simply does not relate well to working on a schedule. Can I get an amen on that?
So what’s your kink this semester? How have you gone about handling it? How is that working out for you? If you haven’t experienced any kinks yet, you are NOT off the hook. I am expecting you “kinkless” wonders to encourage the rest of us and offer tips. Are you up to the challenge?
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Until next month, this is Jackie saying happy homeschooling high school!
Jackie, a former public and private school teacher, enjoys homeschooling her 16 year old daughter via Time4Learning's new high school courses and other supplementals. Jackie keeps busy writing study guides, educational articles, and literature units for various online education companies as well as acting as an online marketing consultant. She is a contributing author at 3 D Learners.