As Albert Einstein said “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death,” thus for proper intellectual growth it is highly important for a person to acquire proper education which results in proper growth and development, this growth and development in turn makes the man different from animals. However acquiring proper education is only possible if the person is rewarded with proper environment to properly grasp the education format.
However as per my experience education is guaranteed only when the students state of mind and environment in which he is going to acquire the education matches. Homeschooling is that one format where students can acquire education with the help of the parents or tutors, at the leisure of home.
Homeschooling is basically chosen by many students in Florida. The reasons may vary according to the convenience of the student and his family. However amongst the many the most common reason is flexibility. A homeschooled kid has the flexibility to adjust to the classes according to his schedule. The curriculum can be altered by the parents themselves in order to suit the pace of the students. The learning pace of every child differs from student to students. Homeschooling also provides personal attention to the students which is normally overseen in traditional schools format. The subject can be dealt according to the mindset of the child as the parents know best about their children. The child can enjoy the activities with his parents; the parents can bring out the best talent in the children and thus it includes his extracurricular activities, field trips etc. The process of homeschooling empowers the understanding between the parents and children. Parents very well understand the strengths and weakness of their children and generate them with proper development. The curriculum, learning styles and pace of the students is taken into consideration by the parents and thus this avoids peer pressure and ensures thorough development.
Florida has certain set of rules and regulations for those who pursue education in the homeschooling format; you need to be acquainted with certain rules and regulations. First and initial step is the certification process; the parent homeschooling must be a Florida teaching certificate holder. To proceed with a notification would be sent to the district school superintendent of the country with details like names, addresses, and birth-dates of all children. The parent should have maintain certain things like record of educational activities past and present, sample of the assignments by the student, which is presented to the district school superintendent. The parents should also have a record of the annual progress of the child. The selection of the teacher for homeschooling is also of prime importance. The teacher is mostly selected by the portfolio however is gauged by the academic development of the student. The teacher with valid Florida teaching certificate is regarded as the most ethical holder by the law. The district school superintendent reviews the entries and keeps a check on the students who are being homeschooled.
Education is most essential aspect for human life. However the format through which you pursue the education differs. In my opinion the education format which suits the mind and environment of the students. Homeschooling has always been positive and empowering for me, it may be for you too what is required is to just give it a try.