Why I'm an Eclectic Homeschooler

I just finished a series of articles for the Examiner that really solidified for me why our homeschool style here is so eclectic.  I wrote about five great lessons to take from all different types of homeschooling, including Montessori, Waldorf, Charlotte Mason and Unschooling.  They are all parts of what we do here, and why I love the freedom we have as homeschool parents.  We truly can take the best of all worlds and adapt it all to perfectly suit each of our children.

If you want to check out the series, here it is so far…

Montessori Methods:

Five lessons to take from Montessori for your homeschool

Making your own Montessori materials

Waldorf Methods:

Five lessons to take from Waldorf for your homeschool

Making your own Waldorf Materials

Charlotte Mason Methods:

Five lessons to take from Charlotte Mason for your homeschool

Make your own nature journals

Make pocket-and-handle nature journals from paper bags!

Unschooling Methods:

Five lessons to take from unschooling for your homeschool

Five great blogs by unschoolers for inspiration, projects, games and more

And next in the series… Five lessons not to take from public school in your homeschool.  🙂

4 thoughts on “Why I'm an Eclectic Homeschooler

  1. Just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed the series! We won’t be using any set curriculum and all of this is exactly what we have in mind – a bit of this and that – whatever we all feel inclined to do on any given day 🙂 I LOVE the flexibility of it all. Thanks again.


  2. All good options! And great together! It took me a year of trying many of the options, but in the end we found our way back to unschooling. It works best for us. It is great to have choices and that is the beauty of homeschooling. 🙂
    .-= Shady Lady´s last blog ..Wardrobe Wednesday =-.


  3. I have a hard time explaining what kind of HS’ers we are. I just say HS’er but…..we use a virtual school, we unschool, we use some Montessori, we love to read, we go to all kinds of cultural festivals and are very rarely ‘home’ for ‘school’ (which confuses a lot of people.)

    If people ask, I just say eclectic since it covers everything!
    .-= liese4´s last blog ..Boy are they different! =-.


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