Common myths regarding homeschooling refuted

Common myths regarding homeschooling refuted

Great article from Kristina Daniele for the NY Homeschooling Examiner. Maybe things have changed since I went to a government school, but I don’t remember taking a class in socialization. In fact, I often got in trouble for socializing on school time. She also touches on competition, and structured environments.

School should NOT be the primary method of developing social skills. As a teacher I believe that school is not where children learn how to behave in society. That job has been traditionally the job of the parent and it is about time that it is returned to them. School is not about socializing. It is a structured environment meant for learning. Because so many parents think that students should socialize in school, emphasis has been taken off academics and placed on social skills. Social skills are taught at home, in the community, and through activities outside the classroom. Read more…

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