Unconventional Homeschooling - Flexibility & Fun in Learning
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Unconventional Homeschooling - Flexibility & Fun in Learning

How to homeschool using your child's gifts, interest, learning style and life events to enhance their development.
1.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
733 students enrolled
Created by Taffy Wagner
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 30 mins on-demand audio
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover your child(rens) learning style
  • Nurture your child(rens) natural gifts
  • Incorporate your child(rens) interest into daily lessons
  • Utilize vacations as a learning opportunity
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  • Come to this course with an open mind
  • Understand you are the final decision maker regarding their education

Every year parents decide whether or not to homeschool. Just like traditional school, homeschooling does have a format and policies that parents must adhere to. Have you ever thought, could I be missing out on developing my child naturally?

Can you be led by your children and be successful at homeschooling?

Can you go against the norm when homeschooling and raise a well-rounded person with life skills?

When our twins were babies, I began tuning into their personalities, behavior and how they learned. Dr. Taffy Wagner shares an unconventional approach to homeschooling and preparing your student to be an adult.

Prepare to have fun and implement some new strategies when homeschooling your child(ren).

Latest update December 1, 2015

In this course you will learn the value of:

  • Recognizing your child(rens) interest and using it during class time.
  • Determining what their natural gifts are and incorporating those gifts into your overall school year
  • Knowing your child(rens) learning style
  • Locating activities within your local area that an enhance their learning.
  • Every day, life in itself presents many learning opportunities.

This course is comprised of videos, audio, downloadable documents and activities to help you provide your student with the opportunity to be a well-rounded student. This course will be of great value if you've been wanting to shake things up and do things differently from the traditional homeschool setting. This course will get your creative juices flowing and your students will thank you for it.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents considering homeschooling
  • Parents seeking an unconventional approach
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
2 Lectures 02:51

What this course is about and encouragement to begin this journey. You are also encouraged to share it with your student.

Preview 00:58

You will find out how long I've been homeschooling, several of the hats I wear and why you should listen to me.

Preview 01:53
Learning Styles
1 Lecture 03:07

I will explain the three learning styles. You will also be given information as to where you can go and find learning styles assessments. This will help you determine your child's dominant style.

Preview 03:07

Do you remember the significance of learning styles?

Learning Styles Quiz
1 question
Recognizing your child's interest
3 Lectures 06:17

From this course you will be able to list your child's top two to three interest. You will also understand that interest can change over time based on growth and even exposure to different items.

Preview 02:30

Cody has a strong interest in Dodge vehicles. He has been talking about cars for a long time. To the point once he, my daughter and husband were at a dealership and he knew more than the salesman.

Preview 01:06

This is the beginning video of one of Erica's dinosaur digs that she did at her science desk.

Preview 02:41

Child's Interest Quiz
1 question
Natural Gift Revealed
4 Lectures 07:52

Recognizing what your child's natural gifts are based on the skill they do without any hesitation, studying or even formal training.

Learning Your Child's Natural Gifts or Talent

Cody is gifted in building. You will see some of his creations.

Cody Building with Legos
8 pages

Learn how to use Legos throughout the year.

Lego Camp - December 2015

Samples of Erica's graphics design work she created from marketing ads, thumbnails for Youtube videos, Wallpaper and even banners for Youtube channels.

Erica's Graphic Design Work
5 pages
Incorporating Toys or Games as a Teaching Tool
1 Lecture 02:33

The benefit to using toys or games to aid in learning different concepts.

Using Toys or Games in Learning

Toys and Games Quiz
1 question
Household Objects Reinforce Sight Words
1 Lecture 01:56

Objects in the house such as pots, pans, shoes and even socks can be a part of the learning process when it comes to sight words and flash cards.

Household Objects
Holidays Equal History Lessons
1 Lecture 03:36

You will never view holidays the same again after this lecture. This lecture helps you get creative when thinking about holidays and using them as teaching tools.

Holidays make learning fun

Holidays Quiz
1 question
Using Vacations as Geography Lessons
2 Lectures 02:45

Vacation will no longer be seen as traveling from Point A to Point B. Instead you will see this as a journey utilizing the points on a compass, culture, climate and even lifestyle.

Road Trip

Being a veteran, I always try to incorporate some military lessons into our studies. During one of our vacations, we took the twins to the Air Force Museum at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. Cody was truly in his world learning even more history and geography.

Vacation - Travel to Air Force Base
3 pages
Grocery Store Guide to Nutrition
2 Lectures 03:14

The grocery store is not just about buying food. What happens when you can teach a child about nutrition, coupons and saving money all in a trip to buy groceries that will nourish their body?

Grocery Store is a Nutrition Lesson

You will see a chart the twins got at their cooking class explaining the Food Groups.

Grocery Store Nutrition
2 pages
Show and Tell - Pets
1 Lecture 02:42

All pets do not have to be traditional. Discover what happens when Erica gets an unconventional pet. This lesson will inspire you to get creative regarding a pet for your student.

Ready for a Pet
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About the Instructor
Taffy Wagner
3.4 Average rating
27 Reviews
3,370 Students
9 Courses
Personal Finances Educator, Author and Homeschool Mom

Dr. Taffy Wagner is a Personal Finances Educator who provides financial counseling to individuals and small groups. She also conduct pre-marital and post-marital financial counseling. Dr. Wagner has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, Denver Business Journal, Business Insider, Woman's Day, Learn Vest and many more national outlets. She is the President of Own Your Health Care, LLC where she educates consumers on Obamacare (good, bad and ugly), how to use their health insurance and provides them with alternatives when they cannot afford traditional health insurance. Dr. Wagner is also a homeschool mom of twins who are Udemy Instructors, best-selling authors and Youtubers. She is also a best-selling author of personal finances and health books.