The decision as to whether or not to home school your children is a difficult one to make. You obviously care for the well being of your children and have concerns about public education or about a current situation you are facing to have come so far as to read this introduction. I went through this decision process with my own children years ago and we became home schoolers for a number of years for our four children. They all went through this process.
It takes courage to take this on as a family lifestyle choice and you may feel like you are jumping into a completely unknown future by taking this step.
But you are not alone on this journey. The material you will obtain through this course will help you decide and will point you to additional sites, people and organizations out there that can assist you in becoming and operating successfully as a home schooling family.
You will learn about:
So I encourage you to go through the lessons herein and take what you can from this course. You will by doing so, have more useful information in front of you at the end of it to help you make a more informed decision as to whether to go ahead with this journey or not.
Dan Grijzenhout - Course Creator
This lecture provides some initial insights as to what the home schooling lifestyle is like and discusses in overview what will be taught through this course.
This lecture discusses how Canada and the USA in particular, began with a predominately home schooling world, how they moved to a public schooling world and how home schooling is now making a bit of a resurgence as being a method of educating your children.
Learn a bit about some very famous historical figures who obtained their educational beginnings through home schooling - including the first president of the USA. This is a fun lecture to go through - don't miss it.
This lesson digs more deeply into home schooling in North America and reasons why people are looking at this as an alternative to the public system when educating their children.
During the past 30 to 40 years, home schooling children was an expensive choice for parents to make. Thanks to innovations like e-learning, costs of home schooling have come down but there are still financial challenges to face if going this educational route. This lecture discusses elements of cost you need to be thinking about when choosing home schooling as a directional strategy for your child's education.
Think of the HSLDA as a possible insurance policy to your home schooling dreams and learn how, by having them in your corner, you can feel more secure moving ahead with a home schooling strategy.
This video lecture snapshots a number of curriculums for you to consider purchasing and lists out a number of teaching aids you will likely be purchasing as home schooling parents.
A quiz covering the content of this course - good luck with it and have fun! Best wishes, - Dan Grijzenhout
Thanks you for completing this course. I hope you enjoyed and obtained good value from it. Best wishes, - Dan Grijzenhout - Course Creator.
About Dan Grijzenhout: For close to thirty years, Dan has been a professional business and information systems consulting professional working to executive levels for both private and public sector organizations globally, a number of which were "Fortune" level enterprises. Dan has founded, operated and sold an online global payment services company that moves millions of dollars on behalf of its 100,000 plus account holders annually; he has been interviewed on the show "World Business Review" by former head of NATO and Secretary of State, General Alexander Haig, for his work in advanced digital and online telecommunications services and nation-wide online and card based "Loyalty" programs; and now works at writing and building training programs to share his years of experience with others interested in online entrepreneurship.
Social Media Marketing, Content Creation and Authorship: During the past few years, Dan has focused nearly all his time and energy on designing and building online marketing systems and social media marketing platforms. In fact, Dan recently completed a two year project as the project manager and chief architect to build a marketing system used by several major airlines, travel agencies and Fortune Level manufacturing corporations. Dan has written, self-published and self-marketed five books now being sold through Amazon Kindle and Create Space; he has written and published over 40 published social media related training/learning articles, and has created over 100 training videos and knowledge enhancing video podcasts.
He has gained expertise in many online content creation tool-sets including the full suite of Adobe Creative tools and Adobe Dreamweaver for website development; video and audio editing software; 3rd party social media related website services and content creation partners; and most main-stream social communication platforms including Facebook and Facebook business pages, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Reddit, Goodreads, Amazon Author Central, LinkedIn, Ezine Articles Publishing, Amazon-Kindle Book Publishing, Amazon Create Space and more. On these social media platforms, Dan has now amassed over 15,000 followers and subscribers and more are following him daily.