The decision as to whether or not to home school your children is a difficult one to make. You obviously care for the well being of your children and have concerns about public education or about a current situation you are facing to have come so far as to read this introduction. I went through this decision process with my own children years ago and we became home schoolers for a number of years for our four children. They all went through this process.
It takes courage to take this on as a family lifestyle choice and you may feel like you are jumping into a completely unknown future by taking this step.
But you are not alone on this journey. The material you will obtain through this course will help you decide and will point you to additional sites, people and organizations out there that can assist you in becoming and operating successfully as a home schooling family.
You will learn about:
- The lifestyle and why people consider home schooling their children in the first place
- Legal implications in your region and who can help you if you run into legal issues or government interference
- Where to look for home schooling conferences you might wish to attend
- E-learning and paper based curriculums to choose from
- A brief history of home schooling and the home schooling movement; and,
- Some famous home schooled children who have become very famous and could be seen as home schooling role models.
So I encourage you to go through the lessons herein and take what you can from this course. You will by doing so, have more useful information in front of you at the end of it to help you make a more informed decision as to whether to go ahead with this journey or not.
Dan Grijzenhout - Course Creator
About Dan Grijzenhout: For close to thirty years, Dan has been a professional business and information systems consulting professional working to executive levels for both private and public sector organizations globally, a number of which were "Fortune" level enterprises. Dan has founded, operated and sold an online global payment services company that moves millions of dollars on behalf of its 100,000 plus account holders annually; he has been interviewed on the show "World Business Review" by former head of NATO and Secretary of State, General Alexander Haig, for his work in advanced digital and online telecommunications services and nation-wide online and card based "Loyalty" programs; and now, semi-retired, works at writing and building training programs to share his years of experience with others interested in online entrepreneurship.
Social Media Marketing, Content Creation and Authorship: During the past few years, Dan has focused nearly all his time and energy on designing and building online marketing systems and social media marketing platforms. In fact, Dan recently completed a two year project as the project manager and chief architect to build a marketing system used by several major airlines, travel agencies and Fortune Level manufacturing corporations. Dan has written, self-published and self-marketed seven books now being sold through Amazon Kindle and Create Space; he has written and published over 40 social media related training/learning articles, and has created over 200 training videos and knowledge enhancing video podcasts. Dan currently has over 10,000 students taking his 35+ training courses online!
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StartIntroduction to Home Schooling - Is It Right for Your Family? (4:02)
StartA Brief History of Home Schooling (5:25)
StartSome Famous Home Schooled Children (3:00)
StartHome Schooling, Public Schooling and Values (5:49)
StartThe Cost of Home Schooling (7:17)
StartUsing the Home School Legal Defense Association (4:28)
StartOnline and Paperbound Curriculums - The Road Ahead (3:24)