Strengthen Your Family Through Biblical Homeschooling

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By: Eric Dalton, Executive Vice President, AOP

 

According to a 2017 report developed by Fetch, a mobile marketing agency, more than 40 percent of Americans say they are more impatient than they were five years ago.

It’s no surprise—with drivers and food deliveries alike arriving in 5-10 minutes, shows and movies available with the click of a button, and packages shipping from another corner of the world to our doorstep in 48 hours, patience is a skill we’re learning to use less by the minute…make that 30 seconds.

The world we live in has changed drastically in the last five years, and it’s a safe bet it will rapidly evolve in the next five. In the midst of all that change, how can we keep our children engaged in learning and focused on the task at hand?

 

Meet Your Child Where They Are

As a leading Christian homeschool curriculum publisher, we at Alpha Omega Publications have learned the necessity of meeting students where they are and helping them learn in the way they do best.

For some students, a print curriculum still works best, but they need to be engaged through photos and graphics that hold their attention. For that reason, we have spent the last four years redesigning our LIFEPAC courses—a project we are excited to see reach completion in April.

Meanwhile, other students thrive through online learning, like Monarch, our Christian online homeschool curriculum for grades 3-12, which offers complete customization and powerful, interactive features.

Embrace On-Demand

On-demand programs, like Netflix, don’t have to be the enemy of a homeschool parent. Instead of fighting with your child about streaming content, take a break together and enjoy the expansive selection of educational shows the service—and others like it—offer.

A few of our favorite on-demand programs for homeschool families include:

  • The Bible, a historical TV drama that spans 10 episodes and originally aired on The History Channel in 2013
  • The American Bible Challenge, a game show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy that aired for three seasons on the Game Show Network
  • Joseph King of Dreams, an animated film telling the story of Joseph voiced by Ben Affleck
  • The Civil War, a nine-episode documentary from renowned director Ken Burns with a memorable soundtrack highlighted by “Ashokan Farewell”

 

Keep the Christian Worldview at the Forefront

However you choose to implement a homeschool education, most Christian families find it critical to ensure the Christian worldview is at the forefront. It’s possible to find content that both keeps students engaged—and challenged—while also strengthening a student’s faith in Christ. Do your research, and make sure the program you choose is right for your family and values.

 

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It’s common for online learning to intimidate homeschool parents who are used to using textbooks. However, many families that make the switch to online curriculum discover that the benefits of learning online far outweigh the fears they once felt. Check out the list below to discover four ways online curriculum helps homeschoolers succeed.

It’s flexible.

No matter the time, place, or your child’s preferred pace, online curriculum lets homeschoolers study when and how it is convenient for them. Monarch Subscription Plans take convenience one step further by providing complete access to 50 courses for grades 3-12, allowing students to mix and match courses across grade levels to suit their individual learning needs.

Students build professional communication skills every day.

Because email and instant messaging systems are mainstream forms of communication within the workplace today, learning to express thoughts in an orderly fashion is vital to success in the professional world. Monarch’s built-in messaging system provides students with an opportunity to practice virtual communication skills as they encounter questions or concerns while completing coursework.

Online curriculum provides immediate access to the latest information.

As history happens and technology advances from day to day, there’s no need to wait around for software updates or a new edition of your textbook. Online curriculum can be updated anytime, providing your child with constant access to the most up-to-date information.

Record keeping is easy, and feedback is instant.

Online learning programs minimize clutter by storing student data digitally. In addition, Monarch makes life easier for everyone by automatically grading 85% of student work. This time-saving feature provides students with instant academic feedback and families with more time together.

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Learn More about Alpha Omega Publication’s Monarch Curriculum and how it can help your family excel– plus, get a a free month to try it out when you use discount code MONTTD30! Click here for more details.

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About David and Leslie Nunnery

Leslie Nunnery and her husband David founded Teach Them Diligently, the nation’s premier source for gospel-centered homeschool events. With seven years of homeschooling experience from preschool-high school and a passion to encourage and equip homeschool families, this mom of 4 shares her know-how and insights weekly through Teach Them Diligently media and on TeachThemDiligently365.com.

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