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Homeschooling vs School, Part III

By December 21, 2012

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My mini-series on the differences between homeschooling and school concludes today with a look at How Students Learn.

One objection teachers and others often have to homeschooling is that parents do not have degrees in education. They assume that teaching is teaching, whether you're working with a classroom full of students or your own children.

As it happens, quite a few of my homeschooling friends are former public school teachers. (Some are married to teachers, too.) They agree that what they learned in college and in the classroom was completely beside the point when it came to teaching their own kids.

Homeschooling takes its own set of teaching skills, and they're the ones parents already know how to use. Check out the article and see if you agree.

Image: Harold Reed/State Library of New South Wales (The Commons on Flickr)

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