about teaching all children together with topic based material?
work long term. Schools have proved that. Compare the knowledge of the average
grandparent and great grandparent to the knowledge of many parents today. There
are great gaps in parents� knowledge and most parents will admit it.
If you had
two children, close together in abilities, perhaps you could teach them
together, providing you could find the necessary research material. If the
children are not the same level some of the children will miss out. Everyone
has at least one child that answers for a younger child, so the younger child
misses out. Making sure each child works at their own level this way is very
time intensive and hard.
is a great difference between the top and the bottom level someone will miss
out�either it will go over the head of the younger child or the older child
will not work to capacity. There are American curriculums out there that
provide this but parents using it rarely homeschool
for long�they burn out�and some of these curriculums repeat themselves every
five or so years so. Children are repeating topics they have done and
missing out on other topics. Learning must be logical, sequential and age
can�t you teach whatever you like?
been doing this in schools for years and it is obvious it is not working. It is
true that almost anything fits the guidelines and outcomes. They were written
so that no-one would fail. However it is not true that you can teach what you
like or follow any method you like and get good results. Certain specific
knowledge is needed as an adult e.g. you can not be an electrician or engineer
without a high level of maths. Learning needs to be
sequential and logical.