WHY enrol your child for home learning?
The main advantages of home learning are flexibility and affordability. This enables you to work within a budget, giving your child a more unique learning experience and safe style of education during these Covid-19 times. Qualified teachers are available for a one-on-one personalised, hands-on, tailor made learning approach.
Expecting all children of the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing – Madeline Hunter
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Safeguarding the Home Center; ensuring it is a safe place to be at and that learning is creative and fun
When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable. ~ Elizabeth Foss
- Accepting that children can always catch up on missing hours at another time, should there be a lock down, if they travel on holiday or they fall ill etc.
- Allowing children to mature in a way that upkeeps family goals and values
- Giving opportunity for children from multi- cultural backgrounds to communicate with peers of varying ages and skill levels
- Discouraging peer pressure or bullying, which can reduce self-esteem and learning
- Ensuring there is less distraction from students who do not value learning
As soon as children find something that interests them, they lose their instability and learn to concentrate – Maria Montessori
- Developing real-lifelong experiences and skills so that learners are more self-motivated
Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois
- Creating a wealth of learning opportunities for greater self-accomplishment, thus allowing the child to take ownership of their own learning
- Addressing children’s interests and matching lessons to the three learning styles
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn ~ Ignacio Estrada
- Working at the child’s pace, moving quickly through assignments and subjects, they enjoy and understand, rather than wasting time on redundant or repetitive lessons
The things the kids remember about home schooling has nothing to do with a text book – Heidi St.John
- Encouraging students to spend more time on lessons that are challenging and exciting – the lesson continues until the curious student is satisfied
- Aiming for the learners to keep track of their progress and achieve better results by means of continuous assessment and reviewing the material frequently
I home school my children not to prepare them for tests, but to prepare them for life – Tamara Chilver
- Developing children to take greater pride in their own achievements and be creative individuals
- Supporting pupils until they have mastered and grasped the material, no matter their ability
- Most importantly – No homework. Parents join in and assist with projects such as helping in the kitchen (demonstrating culinary skills) racing against the clock to clean up the house (involving strategy and planning), washing the car (teaching everyday life skills) gardening etc. (improving skills for growing fresh vegetables, promoting physical activity and engaging all the senses)
Play is the work of childhood. ~ Jean Piaget