What is Interest-Led Homeschooling?

We recently talked about Interest-led homeschooling at the recently concluded OPHC 2020 and I thought I’d like to bring more clarity about this approach and share what a typical homeschool day is like for our family. Interest-led homeschooling, simply put, is capitalising on a child’s interests and using them as springboards to introduce and build on new concepts and foster in him the love and hunger for learning. For instance, among all of our three children, Pablo dislikes workbooks the most, and for years, it’s become an ultimate test of patience for me. Through the years, we’ve resorted to different means […]

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My Thoughts on Homeschool Co-ops, Communities and Special Activities

When Pablo was 3 years old, I decided to put together a small play group for him. Fortunately for us, many of our friends from church gave birth to their kids around the same time Pablo came into our lives. Two of these kids – Jaden and Danae – remain constants in his life (thank God for technology!). And although seasons have changed and they no longer see each other as often as they used to, they still consider each other friends, support each other at every chance they get, and trust each other. Those play group days were a lot […]

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Feedback from a newbie at the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017

I was not able to join the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017 because I had to prioritize my son’s schedule that day. I’m really at fault here. I badly need to learn how to use planners and all that organizing stuff so I won’t double-book myself, haha! Anyway, I decided to interview one of my friends who attended. Her name is Glaiza Macapallag and she and her husband are contemplating on homeschooling their two older children. Their third is still a baby but she may be homeschooling him, too, eventually. Here are her answers to my questions. The exchange is simple […]

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Homeschooling: Answers to common questions people ask about homeschooling

I’ve recently published the last installment for my blog series on Educating for life home school conference 2014 held last September 6. In it, I’ve mentioned common questions posed to us home schooling families. I promised in that blog that I will give my answers to the questions, so here goes: Can you home school legally? Yes, despite some misconception on what home schooling is, and the confusion between home schooling and home studying, home schooling is definitely legal in the Philippines. There are many DepEd-accredited home school providing institutions that you can register your child with, or you can have your […]

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Homeschooling: Support all the way! (Homeschool conference 2014 Part 3)

This is the third and final installment for my series of blogs regarding the home school conference last September 6.  I’m giving this one the title  – Support all the way! because it sums up the last two talks I’m going to write about here. If you’ve missed the first two installments and would like to read up, here are the links: Refueling the motors of the home school dad Teaching your kids to appreciate their Filipino heritage One of the challenges of writing a series of blogs is recalling that moment you’re going to blog about. So, I apologise if […]

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