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It Matters Where You Go to College

Definitely it matters where you go to college.

If you are looking for a solid education, here are some great possibilities.

  • Hillsdale College
  • Liberty University
  • Regent University
  • Oral Roberts University

If you are looking for a good pre-college course, consider the Ron Paul Curriculum.  

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Playing an Active Role in Your Children’s Homeschooling

Homeschooling is an option that many parents make when they feel that, for whatever reason, their child will not be getting the best education in a public or private school system. Homeschooling allows for specific curriculum and teaching techniques to be applied that suit your child’s particular needs – something that is unlikely to happen in a large classroom. One of the benefits – and also one of the difficulties – in homeschooling is the extreme amount of flexibility it affords. In order to homeschool successfully, it is important that you understand this.

While there are many benefits to homeschooling, it also requires discipline. In the same way that working from home can be difficult, homeschooling can be difficult because it requires you make a distinction between home and school while still remaining at home. Like almost everybody, there are going to be times in your family life when you are extremely busy or dealing with serious distractions. It can be tempting at these moments to try and multitask: that is, to both educate your children and deal with other aspects of your life. There can be a tendency among homeschooling parents to place an assignment in front of their children and then leave the room to engage in other activities.

If you do this you will severely limit the value of your child’s education. When homeschooling you should think about public and private school systems, and use them as a sort of benchmark. You should be trying to surpass, or at the very least match, the level of education your child would receive in one of these environments. Now, if you think about a public school classroom, you’ll see that the teacher is always in the room. It is one of the most fundamental rules of teaching — even if the students have been assigned work to complete on their own in class time, the teacher remains in the room in order to assist the students.

You should also adhere to this principle. Children learn by example, in subtle ways that are not always within our control. If you assign your children work and leave to go do other things you are sending a message to them that the schooling is not of a highest priority for you. Even if they cannot articulate it, this negative message in terms of your priorities will affect the children’s attitude towards their education.

When homeschooling your children, the hours that you spend teaching should be hours in which your children’s education are the number one priority. Errands or other household duties should be left for “after-school” hours. When “school is in,” you should be to. Of course, there will be many instances where you will be trying to get your children to learn how to work independently, but at these times you should still be physically available for questions or your children’s need for assistance.

By always being present during your children’s education you make them understand that their education is a serious thing, not simply something to occupy them while you take care of more pressing activities.

One of the curriculums which I think is valuable in dealing with this dilemma is the Ron Paul Curriculum.  Other articles on this site have been written about it, and you can find them by doing a search using the search box.  The Ron Paul Curriculum is designed for minimal parental involvement.  The child learns to be self disciplined.   This curriculum is not for everyone, as you will see when reading the reviews, but for some children and their parents, it might be the right answer.

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“Working With Your Hands” – “Learning a Skill That’s in Demand”

This conversation by Mike Rowe is a good one for you and your older children to watch. Mike Rowe has a foundation with “sweat equity” scholarships.  Skilled professionals who keep roads, plumbing, electrical, housing and more up and running can find or manage jobs that can pay well.  These are good professions for those who like to work with their hands and not sit at a desk job.

Here is a related blog post about a brother and sister who started an earth-moving company after graduating with the Ron Paul Curriculum.  The video is definitely worth watching.  Click here to view it.

Here is a post about a business class taught through the Ron Paul curriculum.

These things are being posted to show that there are other possibilities for learning and moving into a profession.

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Music, Foreign Language Studies and other “Extras” in Home School

playing piano

If you are thinking about home schooling, look at the links in the right hand column for possible options.

Also do a search on this site for the Ron Paul Curriculum. It is one that is more “hands off” for the teaching parent, and this may be appropriate for some situations.

The purpose of this article is to talk about some classes that might not be covered in a regular curriculum.

These are classes like foreign languages, art, music, dance, shop classes, religious training and other “non-book” classes.

Here are the ways you can cover some of those classes.

You probably already know the answer yourself, but in today’s world, there are all sorts of things that are taught online. Foreign languages. Playing a guitar. Playing a piano. Religious classes. It is a matter of seeking them out.

Plus, and this has been mentioned before in other articles, if you get together with a home school coop, you can join forces. A mom who is good in sewing can teach sewing. Other moms can teach other skills such as cooking or how to keep a house clean and do laundry.

You can teach practical skills. A dad or uncle or grandpa can teach how to change a tire or carpentry or other mechanical basics. Someone with a home garden can teach gardening or how to take care of chickens.

The sky is the limit. Just find people with gifts and talents and set up a school schedule. You can do some teaching at home. You can do some teaching in group classes.

All this is in addition to reading, writing, math, science, and history. You can fill in the gaps of a curriculum that you like by being creative and finding ways to teach some things not taught in the particular curriculum. All curriculums have their strengths and focuses. This is talking about filling in any gaps.

You can combine curriculums if you want.

As mentioned before, there are official home school groups that help people to get up to speed in home schooling. With the internet, you can learn from groups all over the country. Find the group in your state. Learn any legalities about home schooling in your state. Get on their email list.

Generally, these groups have some group activities planned, such as a sports event at a church that has a basketball court or a sports event to a local skating rink. They can plan field trips to a zoo or science museum.

You do not have to do it alone in homeschooling. Do internet searches. Reach out and find other like-minded people. Find curriculums that work for your situation. Let people blossom and use their gifts and talents and your children can learn so much more than in a public setting. Find people locally and work with them or find online classes to “fill in the gaps” of what you want your child to learn.

You know your child’s interests and skills. You can help your child blossom by trying to find training that they would not get at a public school.

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John Adams

When you listen to the quality of character that existed at the time of the founding of this nation, you can see how far those who involve themselves in Government, as well as the media, have fallen.

It is a known fact that the education system, including the study of history, has been taken over by the progressives. The exception may be some private, religious, or home schools, but definitely history through public education, as well as at the university level, has been taken over by marxist forces or some kind of “progressive”, secular force.

What is the option? The option is to homeschool through The Ron Paul Curriculum. This is not only a fine education, but it also prepares the student to work independently. It also gives the student a chance to learn about running his or her own business (this is in the higher grades). It also teaches how to get a college degree economically.

If you are struggling, looking for a good solution for education, take some time and really study their website and what they have to offer. At the very least, you will come away enriched for having spent some time at the site.

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