Don’t think that just because you aren’t artistic, you can’t teach your children about art. That’s like saying you can’t teach your kids to eat - all you really need to do is supply the food (and maybe a fork or spoon) and they’ll do the rest. With art history, theory and technique, the recipe is to present your home schoolers with a mix of information, examples and tools to explore and to express themselves. Let ’em get their synthetic bristle brushes wet at home.
April showers bring May flowers. But for most home educators, it’s also the time of year to prepare for our Spring home school review. You’re probably sorting through piles of paper and organizing examples of your child(ren)’s classwork, projects and travels. So while you have it all spread out anyway, why not do some home school Spring cleaning? Here are some tips that work for me.
High levels of motivation to learn will automatically develop in your children when they are treated well, respected, encouraged and when their schoolwork has meaning to them. Home school teachers who understand how to motivate a student can greatly enhance the education experience and performance of their children.
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