SR 826: Little by Little: Strategies for Individualized Learning – Leigh Nguyen, Part 2

“Our kids don’t fit in a box. They’re all unique with different learning styles and talents.” ~ Leigh Nguyen

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Yvette Hampton continues her insightful conversation with homeschool mom, Leigh Nguyen. They delve into strategies for creating a personalized education for each child, emphasizing the importance of understanding individual learning styles and strengths. Leigh shares her journey of homeschooling her three children, offering practical tips on managing daily academic tasks while maintaining a balanced and joyful homeschool environment. They discuss everything from the importance of early morning math sessions to the value of evening prep, highlighting the significance of building strong relationships through shared learning experiences. Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, this episode is packed with actionable advice and encouraging perspectives to help you navigate your homeschool journey with confidence and grace. Tune in for an inspiring discussion that reminds us of the incredible privilege homeschooling offers to shape our children’s lives.

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Discussion Questions:

1. **Individualized Education:** Leigh discusses the importance of creating an individualized education for each child. How do you currently tailor your homeschooling approach to fit the unique needs and interests of your children?

2. **Curriculum Selection:** Leigh mentions focusing on math and language arts as foundational subjects. How do you prioritize and select curriculum for your homeschooling, and what factors influence your decisions?

3. **Flexibility in Teaching:** Leigh advises flexibility with subjects like history. Have you experienced benefits from allowing your children to explore their personal interests, and how do you balance this with required learning?

4. **Managing Different Age Ranges:** Leigh talks about homeschooling kids of different ages and stages. What strategies do you employ to manage the educational needs of children at various developmental levels simultaneously?

5. **Planning and Organization:** Leigh emphasizes the importance of planning one week at a time. What planning methods or organizational tools have you found to be most effective for your homeschooling routine?

6. **Daily Routines:** The episode mentions starting the day with math to avoid tears. What part of your homeschool day do you find most challenging, and how have you adjusted your routine to address this?

7. **Reading Together:** Leigh and Yvette share their love for reading with their children, even as they get older. What role does reading together play in your homeschool, and what are some of your favorite books to read as a family?

8. **Long-Term Vision:** Leigh mentions the years spent homeschooling are never wasted. How do you maintain a long-term perspective on the benefits of homeschooling, especially during challenging times?

9. **Homeschooling as a Privilege:** The episode highlights the mindset shift from “having to homeschool” to “getting to homeschool.” How has your attitude toward homeschooling evolved over time, and what practices help you maintain a positive outlook?

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