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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by SoulVoid
I But IMO in the end, we are simply cheating ourselves and the child out of the precious allotted time we have with them while they are young. Those years will never ever be recoverable. [Take that as the Gospel truth]
Originally posted by cloudyday
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Many rural areas do have classes with multiple grade levels. But the advantage of the home school kids, IMO, is not that the children are with others on different levels. After all, the average classroom has children working on a wide range of levels. The biggest advantage for home schooled kids is the individualized attention they receive. Say a parent is homeschooling three children. She can work directly with what each child needs, strengthen areas of weakness, provide basically one-on-one attention. EVERY child would thrive in that environment.
Now compare that to the typical classroom. 24 first graders, one teacher. Individualized attention? Rarely happens, simply because of the setup in the classroom.
With continued budget cuts, our class sizes are growing larger and larger. Even though studies show that reducing class size leads to better scores, the government keeps raising the size limit.
I'm sure somebody has already tried this, but here goes anyway: what about elementary school classrooms that consist of 3 or 4 students at each of the grade levels mixed together in each classroom? Then the older students can teach the younger students while the teacher stands by to support them? I think this is how the one room schools worked (at least on TV).edit on 27-4-2012 by cloudyday because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
reply to post by smyleegrl
# 5 Supplementing my child's education is something I may want to do in a year or 2. Focusing in on what she wants to do with her life, working with horses, and cutting out certain subjects that aren't really applicable. When you get the time could you PM me a couple links of places that could get me on the right track?
I would like it if she could get some personalized curriculum solely online that could also help get her into some of the colleges that focus on equine careers.
I'm going to friend you and stalk you now if you don't mind.
Originally posted by XLR8R
reply to post by smyleegrl
I don't mean any disrespect but how come the truth about historical facts isn't taught in school? I was taught to revere the colonists. But upon further research on my part, I had found out about the Native American genocide which they had never talked about when I was in school. When I brought up the issue I was told there was no such thing and was reprimanded for holding fast to the facts. And this is just one example out of many. Why such secrecy and hypocrisy? Can't the teachers take it upon themselves to teach outside the curiculum, or adding side notes to what is being taught?edit on 26-4-2012 by XLR8R because: (no reason given)