Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Scheduling for Middle School

Young student with workbook

Middle school is a time of great transition in our family’s home education program. We take a relaxed approach during the elementary years—not unschooling, but definitely far from school-at-home.

My youngest is in sixth grade now. I work with him on almost everything; we’re a team. On the other end of the spectrum, my daughter is in 10th grade and works completely independently. So, what happens in those four years to go from teacher-directed to student-ownership?

We make a deliberate move toward more and more independent work in middle school when three key components come into play: checklists, “buckling down,” and accountability.

{Come on over to The Homeschool Classroom to read about how we make the most of middle school in our own small world!} 

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1 comment:

  1. hmm wondering if that prize reaches Australia?
    My kids work pretty independently from year/grade 6 .. wonder if it's the same age as your 6th grade?


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