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Homeschooling ftw. :D

Though it turns very bad when your parents are at work and you end up teaching yourself while trying to resist the allure of video games, TV, and other distractions that are obscenely easy to use/play/waste time on. As well as being infinitely more fun than reading about what a preposition is and how to graph polynomials.

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The only argument I've seen used against it is the lack of a social life thing.

But that's easily remedied with a homeschool group, church/other organizations and their functions, and ... you know, going outside?

I suspect that this thread will have the worst spelling of all threads on this board. :lol:

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>_> that was hard to type. :O

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tbh, I hate normal schooling. While there was some good students/teachers, there was more than a handful of ones the common person would love to slap.

Let's put it this way: We attribute the phrase "God Complex" to people in the medical profession the most. It should be attributed to teachers >_<

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I love taking my classes online, everything that in my lessons is information I NEED to know. They don't through in stuff I won't ever use, or things like word searches just to keep me in class longer.

I don't have any home work. Well I guess you could say all my work is home work

They don't give me dumb work sheets :P.

I love it :P.

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Personally, I think you can't get the same value as having a good teacher teach both you and your class in a regular school. Both you and the class learn from each other and the teacher, by continually questioning and listening to questions, and by having spontaneous debates, as has happened in many of my classes when being taught at school. Humans learn not only from sheets and computers, but from other humans and their views and opinions.

Oh, and @ K.Digennaro:

...everything that in my lessons is information I NEED to know. They don't through in stuff I won't ever use...

I've been taught more trivia than I can remember, and I've found countless scraps of it useful, in virtually all subjects. This trivia has ranged from advanced physics through to who Bob Dylan played for before going solo. I've found virtually all of it useful, and learning it can be a nice, and often interesting diversion.

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Personally, I think you can't get the same value as having a good teacher teach both you and your class in a regular school. Both you and the class learn from each other and the teacher, by continually questioning and listening to questions, and by having spontaneous debates, as has happened in many of my classes when being taught at school. Humans learn not only from sheets and computers, but from other humans and their views and opinions.

Oh, and @ K.Digennaro:

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I think I may have written that quote wrong. What I meant was when I went to actual school teachers were always handing me things like cross word puzzles and word searches. I really didn't anything from these except a head ache from not being able to find a word. In my online classes, they still teach facts like 'who Bob Dylan played for before going solo'. But the don't through in all those word searches etc. Not really sure how to word it any better.

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Do they? Interesting curriculum you follow on your PC...

The teachers at my school, au generalement don't resort to patronising techniques such as word-searches, and tend to randomly divulge these little snippets, along with teaching the regular work, which normally consists of notes, diagrams and extensive questioning. 'Tis good!

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Exactly. You don't learn many important things when homeschooled. Namely, all the things you mentioned, Lizzy. It does not equip you to cope with pressure, competition or a social work dynamic - all of which are vastly important for when you get out of school and into a job. Unless you are one-in-a-billion, you have a job with stress, pressure and other people competing for that elusive promotion or higher salary. A cushy day at home doing work - no matter how hard - at the pace you set, can never be as educational as a proper, bricks 'n' mortar 'n' pupils school.

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Do we REALLY need it?

 

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Exactly. You don't learn many important things when homeschooled. Namely, all the things you mentioned, Lizzy. It does not equip you to cope with pressure, competition or a social work dynamic - all of which are vastly important for when you get out of school and into a job. Unless you are one-in-a-billion, you have a job with stress, pressure and other people competing for that elusive promotion or higher salary. A cushy day at home doing work - no matter how hard - at the pace you set, can never be as educational as a proper, bricks 'n' mortar 'n' pupils school.

Sorry, but school is not the center of the universe when it comes to learning unorthodox things.

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Oh. What a fascinating coincidence... It just so happens that I too have been homeschooled all my life.

Or maybe it isn't a coincidence... :wink:

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Exactly. You don't learn many important things when homeschooled. Namely, all the things you mentioned, Lizzy. It does not equip you to cope with pressure, competition or a social work dynamic - all of which are vastly important for when you get out of school and into a job. Unless you are one-in-a-billion, you have a job with stress, pressure and other people competing for that elusive promotion or higher salary. A cushy day at home doing work - no matter how hard - at the pace you set, can never be as educational as a proper, bricks 'n' mortar 'n' pupils school.

Sorry, but school is not the center of the universe when it comes to learning unorthodox things.

And neither is a PC. You learn from other people, as well as exercises and remote testing.

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