Homeschooling (A Narrative):
If you're just starting on your Homeschooling path, some of my biggest learnings are:
The range of "homeschooling" is vast.
Finding your path and then merging with your children on their ideas and experiences of homeschooling is challenging.
It is continually evolving and shifting as your children do the same.
Philosophies that fall under "homeschooling":
School at Home
Cooperative Learning (a small group of like-minded learners & parents)
Models of Learning:
Instruction based traditional model
Self-Directed Education (SDE)
Project-Based Learning (PBL)
Montessori: Resources for Montessori homeschooling
Central Houston Facebook groups (with in-person connection opportunities):
Here are some homeschooling groups you may want to explore:
Houston & More Group Websites
Homeschooling (home-based education) Resources:
Homeschooling in America, by Joseph Murphy
Peabody Journal of Education on Homeschooling, 2013
Children's Perception of their Homeschooling Experiences
Unschooling: A subset of Homeschooling
Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE): The Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to informing people about the benefits of, and methods for, allowing children and adolescents to direct their own education.
Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO): The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) was founded in 1989 by Jerry Mintz. AERO's goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world. Our network includes Montessori, Waldorf (Steiner), Public Choice and At-Risk, Democratic, Homeschool, Open, Charter, Free, Sudbury, Holistic, Virtual, Magnet, Early Childhood, Reggio Emilia, Indigo, Krishnamurti, Quaker, Libertarian, Independent, Progressive, Community, Cooperative, and Unschooling..
Texas Home School Coalition Association: Good for understanding the legalize from one perspective
HomeEducator.com: Part of THSC org
NHERI: National Home Education Research Institute
List of Topics
-Definition of Home Education
-The legality of homeschooling in Texas
-Core Curriculum Requirements
-Homeschooling by the Numbers
-What About Socialization (During COVID-19)
-Homeschooling While Single
-Homeschooling Under a Texas Co-parenting Order
-August 15, 2020 Virtual Seminar- 2:00 pm
-Contact Houston Black Homeschoolers (FB)