Our Journey

Our Travels Our Photography
Our Course of Study
Daphne The Science Guinea Pig
Our Travels - We take our homeschool on the road as often as we can and these pages may show you how you can too!
Our Photography - it's one of our hobbies.

Our Course of Study - Explore the topics we have studied in our homeschool.

Daphne The Science Guinea Pig: We love Math & Science

People homeschool for a variety of reasons. My student ilearned at home because it was the best environment for the dominant personality and learning style. It was also the best and most flexible environment for "socialization".

Looking back on "Our Journey", the early years, while important, were not as important as "the middle years". They were the foundation for the later years in my student's education.

The middle years are the years when a student discovers the things they are really good at and what they really like to do. These are also the years when they discover what they cannot do well, which is a painful discovery for perfectionistic children. Teaching my student how to deal with his grand accomplishments and “near misses” proved to be the true value of educating my gifted student at home. Some may argue that socially, children need to experience successes and failure in public places like school; I disagree, these people do not understand that this can be devastating to the gifted student and certainly to the highly gifted student.

By the time a homeschooled student reaches the "later years", they have a balanced view of their abilities and inabilities. They have developed their own goals. They welcome differing viewpoints and generally can intelligently, participate in a debate of opposing opinions. They generally do not care about peer pressure and can communicate effectively; group-think is a foreign concept. I found all of this to be true. Home study helped with college level learning. Where a public school peer may struggle with collegiate expectations, the homeschooled student already understands.

In addition to our home studies, we traveled. Travel is one of the best teachers. We didn't randomly travel, it was always part of what we were studying. Travel required my student to have confidence in decisions and creativity in problem solving. The travel experience my student gained has helped him in his professional career...

You can discover what we studied at: Our Course of Study.

You can read in datail about how to develop your course of study in my books.

 







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