Evaluations and More
A good evaluator works for the parents, assisting them in meeting legal requirements and in supporting them when districts overstep their bounds."
Using a child's interests
Ever been to a meeting that didn't interest you at all? It can be hard to get anything out of such a meeting, but if it is on a topic of interest, it's easy to gain a lot of new insight from such a meeting.
The same applies to kids. Whether a parent focuses on letting the child study what the child is interested in right this minute or work instead on first getting the child interested in the things that the parent wants the child to learn, studying what a child is interested in will result in faster, more efficient learning. As
homeschoolers, we don't have to copy the schools' method of having a schedule of lessons that we can't veer from. We can take advantage of a student's interests, of teachable moments, of questions that suddenly pop up that might not have been related to the lessons at hand, etc.
Thankfully, there's nothing in Florida home education laws that requires home education parents to teach on a strict schedule, nothing that requires us to teach what's in a textbook rather than what interests a student right now, nothing that prevents using a child's interests to increase their education.
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