You probably didn’t go to school for teaching, but you’re finding yourself teaching at home and trying to figure out different approaches to homeschooling.

There are a ton of different teaching styles you can use, and going through each of them is a great way to find out which one is best for you.

Keep reading to learn about five different teaching styles!

1. The Classical Method

The classical method is probably the most used homeschooling method option.

Within this teaching method, students learn starting with the basis of Greek and Latin learning to emphasize historical origins and understanding of language. However, it is not necessary to use this base.

Instead, the most important aspects of the classical method are learning facts at a young age, transitioning into learning critical thinking, and then applying that to self-expression and rhetoric as they get older.

There is a huge emphasis on reading in this homeschooling option.

2. Charlotte Mason Method

This homeschooling method is not as old as the classical method and takes a completely different approach. It focuses on short periods of education at home mixed with time in nature and journaling. This approach is great for children who need their homeschooling to be at their own pace.

This is also a great teaching style if you are not a professional teacher, so it’s perfect if you’re a stay-at-home parent who has found themselves ready to homeschool their children.

3. Montessori Method

The Montessori method has a lot of emphasis on hands-off activities. There are unstructured time blocks for children to explore their environment and move around while learning.

This homeschooling method is mostly used for elementary school children or children with special needs.

The one drawback to this method is that you need to be certified in order to call your own homeschooling “Montessori.”

4. Unschooling

This one may sound a little out of the box for teaching at home. However, it takes an approach that is very student-centered. While you teach the rigorous disciplines of mathematics, reading, and writing, there is also a focus on the student’s passions and needs. It allows children to explore and truly find what they want out of life while also teaching them the basics. It is not an approach that you would find in a traditional schooling environment.

5. Traditional Homeschooling

Traditional homeschooling is the closest style you can get to a traditional classroom. There is a curriculum to follow, which can be either administrated by a parent or an online school.

This is a more conventional route of homeschooling because it follows the same curriculum as regular schools, but is one of the more time-consuming methods when it comes to the daily class schedule.

Choosing Your Teaching Styles

When it comes to homeschooling, your teaching styles are most dependent on the learning styles of the children you are teaching.

While finding the right style is crucial, getting some help along the way can also be beneficial. Apply to SCAIHS to get the encouragement and assistance that you need during your homeschooling journey!