While there are many homeschoolers who subscribe primarily to one specific educational philosophy, most tend to be somewhat or very eclectic in their approach. Eclectic homeschooling involves picking and choosing various approaches and materials to find a mix that works for your own family.
Over the past month I have been sharing interviews with 16 different eclectic homeschooling families. There is no handbook that stipulates what eclectic homeschooling should look like. Eclectic homeschooling should look different from family to family because each family is unique and the different philosophies and methods will mesh differently based on each family’s needs.
Take a peek into some eclectic homeschools and enjoy the uniqueness of each family’s journey. If you are considering meshing different philosophies or materials into something unique to your family, take some inspiration from these families who have made homeschooling fit their lives.
Shalom Home Academy – Homeschooling an 11 year old, 7 year old, and 3 year old
Haley Hord – Homeschooling a 1st grader
Jocelyn – Homeschooling a 3rd grader and a 1st grader
Gemini Eclectic Learning – Homeschooling 1st grade twins
Erin – Homeschooling an 8 year old and a 3 year old.
Laura – Homeschooling a 7 year old, 4 year old, and 3 year old
Jessica – Homeschooling a 5th grader and a 2nd grader
Cecilia – Homeschooling a 6 year old and a 4 year old
Kelly – Homeschooling a 13 year old
Ray Family – Homeschooling a 3rd grader
Joanna – Homeschooling a 7 year old and a 4 year old
Bicultural Homeschool Mom – Homeschooling a 6th grader and 4th grader.
Newtons – Homeschooling a 9 year old and a 6 year old.
Tish A – Homeschooling an 8th grader, 4th grader, and 2nd grader.
Adrienne – Homeschooling an 8 year old and an 11 year old with 2 homeschool graduates.
Angie A – Homeschooling an 8th grader, 6th grader, 4th grader, and a 1st grader.