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Is your homeschooler bored?

If you’re anything like me, you have spent hours (or days) researching and compiling options to put together the “perfect” homeschool plan.

Day One rolls around. You pull out your lesson plans and your fortitude, only to be met with deep sighs, belly groans, and requests to play video games.

Maybe your kid doesn’t fight the lesson plan, but you feel like something is missing from your homeschool routine. You slog through each day, simply getting homeschool done. You’re aware that some homeschoolers seem excited about their lessons, and you wonder how to inject the spirit of enthusiasm into your own homeschool. But how?

In this three-part series, you will learn what interest-led learning is, how to incorporate this approach into your homeschool, and how to create a record for homeschool reviews and transcripts.


PART ONE: WHAT IS INTEREST LED LEARNING?

Interest-led learning is a method of education that draws on the student’s interests. The “why” questions your children ask everyday (all 13,466 of them) and the rabbit trails you secretly hope to curtail become the lesson plan.

As the parent, you have a golden opportunity to fuel your child’s love for learning by providing resources related to their interests.

Here are some resources you can gather:


  • Books

  • Classes

  • Websites

  • Unit studies

  • Videos

  • Games

  • Hands-on materials

  • Mentors and private tutors

By homing in on your child’s strengths and interests, and providing them with resources, you can help them take ownership of their education and watch them soar.

In the second part of this series, you will learn how to integrate an interest-led approach into your homeschool—no overhaul necessary.



Author Bio: Kathryn Charles is a homeschooling mom of four and content creator. You can find her online at www.momlifeonpurpose.com, where she writes about living a life of purpose over perfection. You can also find her on YouTube at Mom Life on Purpose.

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