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so you want to homeschool: how to know if you are a good teacher

so you want to homeschool: how to know if you are a good teacher | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Back in the olden days when I was a homeschool student, one of the most common fears society used to prey on homeschooling parents was that they weren’t qualified to be good enough teachers to their children. Oh, and of course, the children wouldn’t know how to function in society.

 

(Thank you, mom, for being brave enough to stand up to the fear. I will forever be indebted to you for that courage.)


Thousands of students later, homeschool has literally blown away the competition. Our teachers are phenomenal. Outstanding. Incredible. Miracle workers.

 

Or are we?


In spite of all we have accomplished collectively, as individual homeschooling parents, we still feel, well–inadequate. Not quite up to par. I think this is partly because we seem to think that if our child has not discovered a new scientific element by the time he is nine and our homeschool room does not rival the best Pinterest board, we must be doing something wrong.

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Spanish Programs Online for Children (9+): they can learn the language using interactive materials that they can access on our virtual campus, developed by Spanish native teachers in Spain, in cooperation with the university of Malaga Spain. After learning each chapter, the children will speak with their private Spanish native  teacher in Spain for a personal evaluation. A unique, fun and proficient way to learn the Spanish Language properly. For more information contact me: Sonja Hartemink info@spanishonline.nl

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5 Language Learning Concepts You Need to Understand to Raise a Bilingual Child

5 Language Learning Concepts You Need to Understand to Raise a Bilingual Child | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
How can you help your child become bilingual? Understanding these five concepts will make it much easier!
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An interesting article with tips about how to teach Spanish to children.

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After running a Spanish Language School in the South of Spain, teaching foreign families for many years, we have developed Online courses, to make our good quality product available to a lot more children, teenagers and adults. We have developed a virtual platform, with interactive learning materials, blog, fora, online library and online medium, for one-on-one evaluations with qualified Spanish native teachers in Spain. Feel free to contact me for more information: sonja@spanish-school-herradura.com

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Episode 53: Jimmie Lanley talks about Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Network

Episode 53: Jimmie Lanley talks about Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Network | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Network Many homeschool moms out there are seeking new alternatives for income and one alternative is blogging, often affectionately referred to as “mommyblogg...

 

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Blogging is very suitable for homeschool moms because it offers great flexibility, it can be born out of a passion for a particular niche and many homeschool moms just enjoy writing. Though mommy blogging can turn out to be a viable source of discretionary  income (or more), it takes more than throwing up a blog and posting some content every once in a while.  It takes motivation and perseverance to grow your blog and be successful. It also takes a certain level of quality content which may mean you need a willingness on your part to seek self-improvement and maybe even seek outside advice.

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Raising multilingual children using an adaptation of OPOL: switching languages every two weeks

Raising multilingual children using an adaptation of OPOL: switching languages every two weeks | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Wow! That title is a mouthful! But since this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get, I thought it might be helpful to explain how switching languages every two weeks works in our home...

 

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Our basic linguistic set-up is Papa speaks only French with the children and Mama speaks two weeks in English and two weeks in Spanish with the children. Since we live in France, the children also hear and use French everywhere they go.

 

When we lived in the United States, we used OPOL (one parent one language). I spoke exclusively Spanish with the children, my husband spoke exclusively French with the children and they hear English everywhere else they went. When we moved to France, we realized we would need to come up with a new plan if we didn’t want them to lose either their English or Spanish. And since both of these languages are an intimate part of who I am, I knew I wasn’t prepared to let either go.

And so I started speaking English or Spanish with the children every other day. But I quickly realized the mental gymnastics this represented for all of us and somewhere I had heard that one family would spend an entire month in a language. This seemed like too long to me, but I liked the idea and thought that maybe somewhere between one day and one month might be a good compromise. We settled on two weeks. We tried it, we loved it and we’ve never looked back.

Today we have four children ages 16 months to 13 years old and they are all trilingual (yes, even the baby in his own cute way!). Here are seven things we do that might help you use the same multilingual learning system in your home.

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Is Homeschool for You? 10 Things to Consider in Making Your Homeschool Decision

Is Homeschool for You? 10 Things to Consider in Making Your Homeschool Decision | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Is homeschool for you? Making the decision to homeschool is usually very difficult and not one to be taken lightly. It is a personal decision that I can't make for you, but maybe I can help you think it through. Consider these things in making your decision to homeschool.
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If you would like your children to learn Spanish in not only a very professional, but also personal way, contact us for more information. Our qualified and experienced Spanish native teachers in Spain will evaluate the learning process and progress. Let your child profit by learning with the newest teaching techniques (virtual platform) and at the same time be guided by a Spanish native teacher during one-on-one online sessions. A unique and very effective concept of Blended Learning.

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Spanish for Kids (Aprender español)

Spanish for Kids (Aprender español) | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

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Bilingual resources t help you learn cool things in Spanish.

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Homeschoolers miss out on real life experiences | Quick Start Homeschool

Homeschoolers miss out on real life experiences | Quick Start Homeschool | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Worried your kids may miss out on valuable life experiences when homeschooled? Think again. Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau presents this summary of just what
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Spanish Programs Online for Children (9+): they can learn the language using interactive materials that they can access on our virtual campus, developed by Spanish native teachers in Spain, in cooperation with the university of Malaga Spain. After learning each chapter, the children will speak with their private Spanish native  teacher in Spain for a personal evaluation. A unique, fun and proficient way to learn the Spanish Language properly. For more information contact me: Sonja Hartemink info@spanishonline.nl

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Single parent? Want to raise a bilingual child?

Single parent? Want to raise a bilingual child? | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Most advice for parents raising bilingual children is based on the presumption that there are two parents actively involved in the upbringing. What if you are a single parent and don’t have the support of a partner – can it still be done? This is a question that has been put to me quite a few times, so hence today’s post.

 

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. know some experts discourage single parents from attempting to raise bilingual children, as it is not an easy task. Things to take into consideration are: Will you be the person passing on the minority language? If yes, how much time will you be able to spend with your child? Will sticking to the chosen language cause extra pressure for you? I am stating the obvious here, but being a single parent is not an easy thing to do at the best of times, so you need to be realistic about what you can take on. There are a lot of benefits in becoming bilingual for your child, but a highly stressed-out parent due to additional pressure from chosen common language is a very high price to pay for it. However, if you feel passionate about it and, after taking the above into account, think it is doable, I also believe that you can do it and commend you for it. It will take a fair amount of determined commitment, a lot of your time, some help from others and maybe a bit of money, depending on the circumstances.

 

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Growing Up Bilingual | The Citizen Culture

Growing Up Bilingual | The Citizen Culture | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Consuelo shares her views on the benefits from growing up in a bilingual environment.

 

Learning another language will open doors to new cultures and ideas, as it did for me. By learning a foreign language, you also end up loving the culture and shapes the way you think.

 

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I feel lucky to have grown up bilingual. I have my mother to thank for that, who insisted I learned a foreign language. I also attribute my passion for travel to my maternal grandfather. He was a top executive at Braniff International Airlines in Argentina and we were fortunate enough to travel for free when we were kids thanks to him. I also look up to my grandmother. She was a world explorer and wanderer herself; she took me and my brother everywhere on her trips.

What my mother didn’t know – and maybe regretted later – was that by insisting on a bilingual education, she was encouraging her daughter to leave her home country.

 

And that’s exactly what I did. With mastery of the English language, which I learned early in preschool in Argentina, I left home as soon as I became of age. Driving by the domestic airport (“Aeroparque”) as a kid meant freedom. It was a gateway for exotic adventures across distant lands. I always knew I’d be a perfect adventure-goer as I possessed a critical skill: bilingualism.

 

Here’s why I think everyone would benefit from growing up bilingual:

Learning another language will open doors to new cultures and ideas, as it did for me. By learning a foreign language, you also end up loving the culture and shapes the way you think.Once you master the first foreign language, learning other languages become easier. I picked up Portuguese in a matter of weeks while living in Brazil. Somehow my brain was already wired for learning.There is nothing more rewarding than being able to help and translate for someone who doesn’t speak the language. Serving as a bridge between two different cultures helps people understand one other better to reach a common ground. Being able to switch from one language to another is also personally fulfilling.Bilingual children are more adaptable and flexible. Since I moved from California to Miami last year, I noticed that my children are finally grasping Spanish and embracing the Latin culture. This is all thanks to people here in Southern Florida who are bilingual and bi-cultural by nature. My kids’ personalities have changed for the better; they are now resourceful, open-minded to travel and hopefully be citizens of the world.Bilingualism opens many doors: from job prospects, to friendships and relationships. Being bilingual will offer you twice as many options and possibilities. You’ll never be bored! Life will be more colorful, interesting and full.

 

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10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling

10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Homeschooling has been around for most of recorded history, but hybrid homeschooling is a fairly new phenomenon. For hybrid homeschoolers, education takes on multiple dimensions, combining elements of both homeschooling and traditional schooling to take advantage of the best aspects of both.

 

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It’s estimated that there are between 1.7 and 2.1 million children homeschooled in the U.S. today, and that number is in an upward swing, with a growth rate of 7 to 15% each year, particularly over the last two decades. Much of this may be thanks to the proliferation of hybrid homeschooling, allowing families many more options when it comes to customized home education as they bring in a combination of private tutoring, educational programs, group classes, and even online courses.

 

 

 

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6 Foreign Languages Kids Should Learn

6 Foreign Languages Kids Should Learn | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
The younger your children are, the better it is to introduce them to a foreign language. Discover the top languages your kids should learn.
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research published in Psychological Science suggests that simply thinking in a foreign language helps people make quicker and better life decisions. Furthermore, a study by the College Entrance Examination Board reports a direct correlation between foreign language study and high SAT scores. People who speak a foreign language often enjoy better career prospects and higher standards of living. And there are even health benefits -- recent research from the University of Chicago suggests that a second language also helps prevent dementia later in life

 

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