home-school


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home-school

vb
(Education) to teach one's child at home instead of sending him or her to school
adj
(Education) being educated at home rather than in school: home-school kids.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.home-school - educate (one's children) at home instead of sending (them) to a school; "The parents are home-schooling their daughter"
school - educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
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Most of the parents who home-school their children say that kids are able to focus solely on schoolwork because they are not distracted by peer pressure, violence, sex--even clothing competition.
John Holt emerged as the father of the modern home-school movement.
To help make it so, "Creating Welcoming Schools: A Practical Guide to Home-School Partnerships with Diverse Families" is a comprehensive resource that shows how diverse families and the schools that their children attend can form partnerships that enhance student learning.
"We found about eight or nine other parents that home-school, so we put them together....
Its four sections include: New Literacies, focusing on the latest technology advances and opportunities for integration in schools; Engaging Teachers and Students, which offers tools and strategies for professional development, establishing a Web presence, classroom blogs and distance learning; Providing a Reliable Infrastructure, which addresses tech-ready facilities, cost management, software and networks and the role of technology coordinators; and Legal and Social Concerns, which discusses Internet safety and security, copyright and plagiarism concerns, home-school communications and more.
Systematic planning to improve home-school collaboration should involve: (a) proactively establishing home-school collaboration, (b) using sensitivity and respect for cultural differences, (c) recognizing and valuing the important contributions parents make in the educational process, (d) promoting parental empowerment through positive, interactive communication based on respect and trust (Knoff, 1999), (e) making special arrangements to meet with parents in and out of the school settings (Osterling, 2001), and (f) using appropriate language or dialect to communicate with parents.
62% of parents who home-school have three or more children.
* Ten states have no reporting requirements; they are considered the most home-school friendly.
Some home-school parents said they worry about tossing teenage children into an environment with much older students.
Seek out the home-school coach and AD and thank them for their hospitality.
Demographically, home-school households refute the "backward" stereotype sometimes attached to them in the past.