If you joined our Prep + Learn IG Live about deschooling, you heard a lot about how retraining your brain about what “school” looks like and how children learn can help you find more joy as a home educator. And one of the first steps to deschooling is boosting your own confidence as a teacher! Here are three ways to do it:
1. Read about homeschooling.
The more you look into the variety of approaches available to you as an educator, the more you’ll realize that there are so many ways to do it! It will also help you find what works best for you and tackle it with confidence. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite books here.
2. Grow your community.
Meeting homeschool families is a wonderful way to learn about different ways to approach home education. Groups can be found online and on social media platforms like Facebook, and most offer forums to ask and answer questions related to homeschool subjects, from tried-and-true methods of approaching educational challenges to tips for complying with state homeschool laws. Not sure where to start? Try searching the name of your county and “homeschool” on Google or Facebook to see what comes up, or you can check your state’s homeschool regulations website.
3. Attend homeschooling conferences.
Conferences happen all across the country and they are wonderful ways to educate yourself on different styles of homeschooling and see curricula first-hand. They are also great places to meet homeschooling parents.
At L+L, we think it’s just as important to support you through this process as it is to educate your child. Because, after all, you’re the boss of your homeschool! Have questions? You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a direct message on Instagram.