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        10-23-2009, 10:42 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I was homeschooled. I loved it a lot. I went to public school I did good but I was very thankful that I decided to go to home schooling when my mom took us out. I was in high school but loved the fact that I got to learn at home. I might home school my 2 boys later on down the road.
         
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        10-24-2009, 08:30 AM
      #12
    Started
    I was homeschooled as well, from 7th grade through all of high school. I loved it! I enjoyed public elementary school, but a series of really poor teachers and troublemaking/sandbagging classmates prompted my mom to try homeschooling my younger sister and me. We basically did the "provide the kids the materials, let them get curious, and parents be available to help/encourage" approach. I'm now a sophomore in college, and every day I'm grateful for the education and preparation I gave myself at home. And, of course, for all the time that I saved and was able to direct toward the barn!
         
        10-24-2009, 05:57 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Yea scoutrider I know what you mean, you have more time to visit your horse instead of being away from him all day
         
        10-24-2009, 06:18 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Haha, Scoutrider, sounds familiar - that was the homeschooling approach my mom took once I hit seventh grade. We have a curriculum lending library in this area, so I'd go pick out what books I wanted and studied the things that interested me. And I got to spend time riding horses! (and BTW, I love the quote you have on your signature!)
         
        10-25-2009, 01:16 AM
      #15
    Started
    I was homeschooled 1st grade through 8th grade and hated it. My mom is a teacher and she always kept us ahead of the game if that makes sense. When I got to high school and college I was VERY prepared but I am very social and wanted to go to school lol....

    I hated the parents who let the kids do what they wanted and not really make them do school work like you would do in a normal school setting- keeping up on the actual school work that is. We always tested above which I should be thanksful for haha ...

    But again I am very social and am now 26 and successful so I guess it didn't kill me lol
         
        10-25-2009, 08:14 AM
      #16
    Started
    ^ There are definitely different "shades" of homeschooling, from straight out "unschooling" to school at home, complete with classroom style desk and chalkboard.

    The thing my mom always said about the way we did it, when my sister and I asked her why she didn't "teach" us the way our teachers had, was "If you aren't interested and don't want to learn it, no one can teach it to you; not me, not someone with a teaching degree. I can't pour knowledge into your head, you've got to soak it up." There were lots of variations on that speech, ha ha. We had "subjects" and in our state we have to be productive enough to pass an interview with a certified teacher at the end of the year, but we never had big tests, grades, or anything like that. My parents and I worked out a fair transcript at college application time, and I scored well above average on my SATs.

    I really like "The Teenage Liberation Handbook," I think written by Grace Llewellyn. Mom would've really liked to completely unschool, but state and college application requirements take a little more structure than that. Not much more, though.

    My sister wasn't crazy about it all the time, she's actually attending a small local private school right now. She's a bit more "social" than I am, though, and especially since I'm away at school she's gotten bored. Although, it's not so much that she's stuck at home, it's that all her friends are stuck in school for six hours longer!

    BTW, thanks FoxtrottrGrl for the compliment! I'm the fantasy lit nut in my family, and when I found that quote I knew I just liked C.S. Lewis that much more!

    Wow, I just went on a rant... ha ha.
         
        10-25-2009, 12:38 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I'm homeschooled.
    Although, the only subject I'm doing is Equine Studies haha, have been so for just over a year now.
    I'm not a very sociable person, meeting new people scares me lol. Good job I'm a forum junkie xD
         
        10-25-2009, 06:30 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Haha AoiMiku I can get very shy especially around boys...
         
        10-25-2009, 06:32 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Smile

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    Originally Posted by Scoutrider    
    ^ There are definitely different "shades" of homeschooling, from straight out "unschooling" to school at home, complete with classroom style desk and chalkboard.

    The thing my mom always said about the way we did it, when my sister and I asked her why she didn't "teach" us the way our teachers had, was "If you aren't interested and don't want to learn it, no one can teach it to you; not me, not someone with a teaching degree. I can't pour knowledge into your head, you've got to soak it up." There were lots of variations on that speech, ha ha. We had "subjects" and in our state we have to be productive enough to pass an interview with a certified teacher at the end of the year, but we never had big tests, grades, or anything like that. My parents and I worked out a fair transcript at college application time, and I scored well above average on my SATs.

    I really like "The Teenage Liberation Handbook," I think written by Grace Llewellyn. Mom would've really liked to completely unschool, but state and college application requirements take a little more structure than that. Not much more, though.

    My sister wasn't crazy about it all the time, she's actually attending a small local private school right now. She's a bit more "social" than I am, though, and especially since I'm away at school she's gotten bored. Although, it's not so much that she's stuck at home, it's that all her friends are stuck in school for six hours longer!

    BTW, thanks FoxtrottrGrl for the compliment! I'm the fantasy lit nut in my family, and when I found that quote I knew I just liked C.S. Lewis that much more!

    Wow, I just went on a rant... ha ha.

    Haha! I know when I complain about school my mom lookes at me and says stuff like "do you want to sit in a chair for 8 hours?" that changes my mind instantley ... I have 3 other sibling who are also homeschooled and they all love it as much as I do.. and I agree with Foxtrottergirl I love the quote!
         
        10-25-2009, 06:44 PM
      #20
    Started
    Well it's good to know that it is right for some people

    My mom did it because the public school around us was crap and once we got to HS we went to a private school. Sounds like most of you are the people that I envied! Haha we always had to do above and beyond the "normal" amount of school work(whenever we were tested we were a grade or two above what we should have been lol) but like I said it made high school and college easy for me

    BUT like I said I am super social so it wasn't my ideal situation, I LOVED high school and seeing my friends and socializing ... but I am thankful for my moms effort
         

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