Hackschooling with Logan LaPlante at TEDx

Janice Campbell

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  1. Romayne Parnell says:

    I need help in knowing what homeschool curriculum to choose for my son. He just finished his 2nd six weeks of 8th grade honors traditional school. It is NOT what’s best for him!!!! He has a spinal disability that causes his attendce to be a serious issue. Every day is a challenge due to pain and dread. He’s very smart and loves music he’s in drumline however, the school system makes him feel like a failure :( please help point us in the right direction of homeschool options…Logan is so much like my son in interest and style. Please help


    • Dear Romayne,
      I’m so glad you can work with your son at home—it sounds as if it will be a good atmosphere for him. There are so many homeschool choices, and my personal favorites are based on great books. If you’re just now jumping in to homeschooling for the first time, here is a post with a few things to consider as you look at curriculum: Three Things to Consider When Making Curriculum Decisions. In addition, you may find reviews by Cathy Duffy and the Rainbow Resource catalog helpful.

      No matter what we used when I was homeschooling the boys, I always adapted it to fit our family. For example, we purchased Core packages from Sunlight Curriculum, read all the books, and did only a few selected items from the teacher’s guide along with reading and activities I felt fit the boys’ needs. The more you read and the more you get into it, the easier it will become to decide on learning resources. In addition to curriculum, we used audio and video courses from The Great Courses, many library resources, and lots and lots of books.

      You may find it helpful to connect with homeschool groups in your area — they sometimes sponsor classes, musical groups, and other activities. To find groups, just search Google or Bing for “homeschool group” plus your state or city name. These groups will also be familiar with the state law and can help you find good local resources. Whatever you choose, remember that your relationship with your son is of deepest importance, and enjoy your time together. If he is interested, let him help you choose learning materials. I’ve usually found that if my boys chose something, it fit their learning style, and they were much more willing to use it. It may take a few tries to find a group or curriculum that fits your needs exactly, but I wish you joy in the journey.

  1. June 4, 2013

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