Homeschooling (A Narrative):

If you're just starting on your Homeschooling path, one of the biggest learnings is:

  • 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":

Unschooling

School at Home

A-La-Carte Model

Democratic Model

Group Schooling (co-op of like minded students & parents)

Models of Learning:

Instruction based traditional model

Self-Directed Education (SDE)

Project Based Learning (PBL)

Montessori: Resources for Montessori homeschooling

Waldorf

Reggio Emilio

Meetup group:

https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Alternative-Education-Alliance-Meetup/

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

Book review by NEHRI

Peabody Journal of Education on Homeschooling, 2013

Children's Perception of their Homeschooling Experiences 

Unschooling: A subset of Homeschooling

Organizations:

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.. 

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. 

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

-Extra-curricular options

-Standardized Testing

-Homeschooling by the Numbers

-Why Homeschool

-What About Socialization (During COVID-19)

-Homeschooling Methods

-Homeschooling While Single

-Homeschooling Under a Texas Co-parenting Order

-August 15, 2020 Virtual Seminar- 2:00 pm

-Contact Houston Black Homeschoolers (FB)

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