Unconventional Homeschooling - Flexibility & Fun in Learning

How to homeschool using your child's gifts, interest, learning style and life events to enhance their development.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Come to this course with an open mind
  • Understand you are the final decision maker regarding their education

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • Parents considering homeschooling
  • Parents seeking an unconventional approach

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome
00:58

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

01:53

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

Section 2: Learning Styles
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.

1 question

Do you remember the significance of learning styles?

Section 3: Recognizing your child's interest
02:30

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.

01:06

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.

02:41

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

Child's Interest Quiz
1 question
Section 4: Natural Gift Revealed
03:26

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

8 pages

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

04:26

Learn how to use Legos throughout the year.

5 pages

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

Section 5: Incorporating Toys or Games as a Teaching Tool
02:33

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

Toys and Games Quiz
1 question
Section 6: Household Objects Reinforce Sight Words
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.

Section 7: Holidays Equal History Lessons
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 Quiz
1 question
Section 8: Using Vacations as Geography Lessons
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.

3 pages

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.

Section 9: Grocery Store Guide to Nutrition
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?

2 pages

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

Section 10: Show and Tell - Pets
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.

Section 11: Creating Writers
03:28

Writers change the world with their words!! Are you ready to create a writer that will impact someone's life and experiences? Find out how every day experiences that people often take for granted can bring back fond memories for those who read the stories created by your child.

4 pages

Erica and Cody's first fishing trip. This adventure turns into sibling competition which leads to their individual second books.

Section 12: Review Reading can increase Vocabulary
01:29

Did you ever think reading reviews could be a good way to teach kids vocabulary words? Learn how reading reviews can increase their vocabulary and more.

Section 13: Building Activities as a Part of Math
02:43

Building truly can lead to math lessons. Find out how in this video.

01:39

This is Cody working on one of his Lego projects. He is talking about the different parts of legos, the length and making sure you have the right size.

5 pages

Did you realize there are free classes right within your reach? We discovered classes at Home Depot and Lowe's. You will see projects that Cody and Erica have built at Home Depot and Lowe's.

Section 14: Parent Entrepreneurs/Mompreneurs OJT
02:50

Being a parent and an entrepreneur is a great combination for a lot of business lessons as well as life lessons. Find out how you can involve your child(ren) in your business in this lesson.

3 pages

Erica and Cody working events with Mompreneur.

Parent Entrepreneurs
1 question
Section 15: Developing Problem Solvers
01:01

Find out how to make your child(ren) problem solvers.

Problem Solvers
1 question
Section 16: Contests teach Healthy Competition
02:43

Sometimes homeschoolers may feel left out because they are not often in competitions. Find out how we utilized different contests to foster healthy competition. There are benefits to children participating in contests.

1 page

Phineas, Ferb and Perry was Cody and Erica's entry into the Lego contest at our local library.

The only part they didn't build in this exhibit was the platform the exhibit is resting on.

2 pages

This is a picture of Erica and Cody at the Bible Bee.

The second picture is when Erica received a gift card from participating at the Bible Bee.



Contests
1 question
Section 17: Model Home Adventures
01:37

Model homes can present a class of its own. This lesson will show you how my husband uses model homes with our twins.

Model Homes
1 question
Section 18: Young Mechanics in the Making
02:43

Did something recently break in your home? When's the last time you had a flat tire?

Did you ever think to involve your child(ren) in the fixing it process? This video will

teach you how to include them in fixing your car, dryer and other household belongings.

1 question

Young mechanics quiz.

Section 19: Fitness Fun
01:31

Let's have some fun with being fit. There are many ways you can incorporate fitness into your daily life.

00:31

Erica and Cody were in a bowling league. We met every Saturday for two to three hours. This video is their very first competition at the regional level.

00:25

Erica loved to go out in the field across from our home and fly her kite. Getting outside has its rewards.

00:31

Cody is behind our house playing with his RC car. He would do this for hours.

Fitness Fun
1 question
Section 20: Animals
02:59

This lesson gives you another way to teach about animals.

Section 21: Arts and Crafts
04:35

This lesson shares how I incorporated the Children's Museum, construction paper, paint and even household items to teach about arts and crafts.

Section 22: Water Fun
04:54

Whose ready to talk about fish in the water? This is the lesson for you!! You will also learn about classes at Bass Pro Shop.

Section 23: Science Interest
05:05

This lecture shares with you what I did to nurture Erica's love of Science.

9 pages

This is pictures of our tip the Museum of Nature and Science.

04:20

Erica getting an opportunity to tour a top notch research hospital and attending Coding class.

Section 24: Cars and More Cars
03:31

This lecture shares the different ways we utilize Car Shows for Cody as well as different lego projects.

8 pages

This is what happens at car shows. Cody gets in the cars if he can and gives a history lesson about the car. The other pictures are of the different Lego projects he builds with cars.

Section 25: Course Conclusion
01:07

Wrap up of the course.

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Instructor Biography

Taffy Wagner, 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.


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