By James Masterson
Studies show that the training or degree of parents is not an
important factor in the success of homeschooled children. More
essential than a degree or a college diploma is your concern,
commitment and eagerness to give your child the best kind of
education that he/she deserve.
The fact that almost all homeschool parents are not
professional teachers, they should select a curriculum that
best suits the child's learning style, capacity and needs and
find ways to support that plan.
The qualities of an efficient and effective teacher vary;
however, they should possess good character, display
in teaching and have dedication to work with their students.
Here are some guidelines to help you become the best teacher
for your child:
1. Choose the curriculum for your child well. Make certain
you recognize the goals defined by a certain curriculum.
Examine it to determine if the goals match those defined by
your State as standard for each level, as well as if it
your child’s learning style and capabilities.
2. Be prepared. Study the curriculum well so that you are well
educated when you teach your child.
3. Determine your child’s learning style. It is only through
proper determination of your child’s learning style that you
can effectively teach him/her.
Note that there are children who learn well visually, so in
this case, reading and videos can be a better teaching tool.
Some are listeners, in such cases, music, reading to them out
loud and humming for instance their mathematic tables can be a
better method of teaching.
4. Be creative. Homeschool instruction doesn’t have to be a
way kind of teaching. Encourage your child to ask questions so
you both can discuss the subject matter in a way that the
does not only listen and get information from you, but that
child is actively explaining and expressing his/her own
5. Be understanding. When you feel that your child is having
difficulties on a certain subject, then give him/her time and
give thorough guidance, by asking her what she finds difficult
so you both can work up a plan as well as enough time to solve
the problem. Understand that children are not robots who
absorb information. Allow them to have their “shortcomings”.
6. Recognize that above all, you are a parent. Parents do
what’s best for their children. Following your instinct as a
mom, will make you the best teacher for your child. And it
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