This secular home educator has two kids, 13 and 4. So, the 2018-2019 school year will cover 8th grade and preschool. My educational philosophy is to provide my children a solid academic foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. We are a bilingual family, so daily communication in our other language is critical, as well as instruction in reading, writing, and grammar. Music, arts, and sports are sprinkled into our education and take a greater focus if and when the child is interested. We use textbooks as an outline for what to cover, but heavily supplement with other books, videos, etc.
My pre-homeschooling background includes:
- a decade of teaching high school math in private and public school
- a masters degree in curriculum and instruction
- a bachelors degree in engineering
- living in Germany, France, and the US