Post by atlhomeschool on Oct 12, 2015 18:10:45 GMT -6
We're thinking about homeschooling our daughter next year. I really want some feedback from anti-homeschoolers to get their thoughts.
BUT I don't have much interest in 'traditional' homeschooling. My thought is to do homeschool 2 to 3 days a week, and also do a homeschool campus (lego robotics, drawing, painting, kids chemistry, etc) or private school that allows homeschoolers to take a variety of classes. The curriculum would be secular and we live in the city - so we have a lot of resources at our disposal.
Our main issues with school are young kids sitting at desks 6 to 8 hours a day, a culture of compliance, not being prepared for real world jobs and just focusing on testing and rote memorization. Not to mention socializing with kids of the same economic and socioeconomic status their whole life - as opposed to a variety of kids of different ages and backgrounds. My husband and I had fairly normal school experiences and were exposed to both good and bad situations, so there's nothing really on my mind I'm trying to avoid. Except boredom and wasting time I guess.
Our hope is that by doing "hybrid homeschooling" we'll still expose our kids to real-life issues and situations that anyone encounters in schools while focusing on customizing their education.
I don't want them to be isolated or miss out. Do you think hybrid homeschooling could work? Or do you think anything out of school is a bad idea?