When you begin your homeschooling, you will probably hear talk of all of the different homeschooling methods out there. There is Classical, Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, and more. How important is it to choose one of those methods?
For many homeschooling families, following one method allows them to stay focused and makes things easier when it comes time to purchase a homeschool curriculum and plan out the year. For other families, one method doesn’t necessarily work for every subject, or even for all of their children.
Research each method and find out the key points of each. For instance, the Charlotte Mason method centers around teaching with living books, life experiences and even good habits. With Unit Studies, you and your child can really go much further in depth with a concept or certain subject matter.
Often times, families start out using one method, then they switch when they discover it doesn’t work as well as they hoped. Many families pick and choose parts of each method, rather than just going with one. There isn’t a wrong or right choice when it comes to choosing a homeschool method for your family; you just go with what works for you!