Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Why I am Eclectic..
I truly believe that every teaching style has it's own unique benefits! Just as I also believe, every child, every teacher, every learning experience is different. We all take things in differently, we all process things differently. I have found, thus far... that dabbling in a little bit of everything, has helped me in many different ways. First, it has helped me identify, how my children learn. Where they thrive and where they need work. Second, it has helped me figure out MY teaching style. Where I am comfortable, and where I need to put in more of an effort. And third, it has helped me find new ways to do EVERYTHING! Using different methods and techniques, has not only challenged us to think harder, but also, has been so much more fun and interesting! I was homeschooled from fourth grade up. Back in my day, there wasn't anywhere near the resources we have available now. When I first started contemplating homeschooling my kids, I thought, all in one curriculum...that's great! But the more I researched, and remembering from my own experiences, I realized one size does not fit all. This is not just a hobby or something to pass the time, this is my kids education! I want to do the best for them that I can! "Eclectic" is a very broad term. As we are just getting our feet wet, I am learning so much....uhm, my kids are too of course! (EH-HEM.) I think every "method" of teaching and learning has it's list of pros and cons. I am enjoying looking into all of them. What method do you use? Do you adjust to each kids unique style, or have you found a secret? Blessings, Tiffany (taffygrinch)