Homeschool Your Way
With the right tools and the right mindset, homeschooling is nothing to be intimidated about! We’ll admit that homeschooling isn’t for everyone. But if you want to homeschool -- or really need to homeschool — you can do it! And best of all, you can do it your own way!
Wouldn’t you love to have experienced homeschoolers, cheering you along with insider secrets? Yes? Then you’ll love this podcast! The hosts know homeschooling is not one-size-fits-all. So in each episode, they’ll bring you the coolest methods and the most fascinating guests to help you find your way—the best way—to homeschool.
When AMBrewster joined Homeschool Your Way they discussed an educational philosophy called Expectational Education.
Special guest Aaron Brewster brings his insights about expectational homeschooling — expecting great things from your kids to stimulate amazing results. Your kids don't have to be geniuses or gifted to excel. You simply need to nurture their innate abilities with high expectations.
02:37 Aaron's background with homeschooling.
06:17 How Aaron's mom planted the roots of what he calls expectational learning
09:32 Socialization for homeschoolers
11:23 The benefits of a multi-generational home.
13:35 The lie that you have to have a degree in education to successfully homeschool your own children.
15:38 How the expectational approach meshes with any other homeschool philosophy: unschooling, Classical, etc.
23:15 What geniuses have in common.
26:33 The problem with lowering expectations and making things easier.
27:20 How to distinguish between high expectations and unrealistic expectations.
29:47 How the modern concept of adolescence has changed expectations of children/teens.
35:57 Mental maturity vs. physical maturity.
43:43 What if kids don't match our high expectations?
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